Playing short stacks in MTT
Recently, In some of my most recent MTT, i've ended up playing with a short stack, due to things like calling a flush draw and not getting it and things similar to that.
Anyway, my question is when you do get short stacked and the Blinds start to represent 20% or more of your stack, do you become more obligated to shove all-in? In my latest tournament loss, I had a stack of 1,600 chips with the blinds, 200/400. And I got A-Q off suit. I was Utg+2. Anyway, I push all-in, somebody calls, he has 5-5 and i get busted.
And in loss before that, someone pops in all-in with me having AJ suited, i call, and he has AA.
My question is, would I have more long term success Not aggressively playing hands like AQ when short stacked? Or was what I did reasonable and should I just shrug my shoulders and wish for more luck next time?