re: Poker & late phase tourney
I'd say you should wait for a better spot.
It still depends on what stack sizes are after you (given that everyone else folded to you. if anyone else shoved, it's an easy fold. or tough for you, but for me it's an easy fold) and whether they're playing loose or tight. Your shoving range widens, true, but it's always a gamble as you never know what you're running into.
My "philosophy" as short stack in the late phase is this: i'm already screwed, so why not wait for a "sure" thing? If i'm gonna be out-blinded, so be it. At least i didn't lose my cool.