Originally Posted by limpnfold88
This isn't a very realistic spot, because no sane person would ever open jam 30 bb's under the gun, but if actually did happen, I would have to know more info about the two players before I could respond with a +ev decision.
Do you even HAVE a concept of just how many insane people play online poker?!
Personally, in the early stages of a tournament, I wouldn't call a preflop shove with less than KK until the blind levels reach a point where the stack you started with constitutes 20 BB or less. But then, I'm confident enough in my ability to outplay people to not rely on early double ups. So I guess what I'm trying to say is that unless you feel you NEED that kind of advantage to be able to go deep, steer clear of situations that put your tournament life at risk early on. In the early stages, your life isn't at risk unless you voluntarily put it so.
Btw in before someone asks me, YES I would fold QQ preflop if someone raised all in preflop at level 2 of a tournament. There is NO good reason to take that kind of risk so early no matter how much of a favorite you are, unless as I said you believe you need to win that kind of pot.