Originally Posted by combuboom
don't do it man, don't do sngs, you have too much to live for
Ha ha! But he might actually *like* S&G's. At least, in moderation.
The general rule for tournaments is that when your M is down to ~5, you shove with any semi-decent hand into an unchallenged pot. The reason for this is that your stack is big enough that people will be afraid to call without good hands, and doubling up (even via a suck-out, which are pretty common) leaves you with a significant number of chips to work with.
That is, if you wait until your M is 3 and shove, not only will people look you up with less but if you do win you're still really short on chips.
You have to modify this some. IE, shoving with Q/2o when the BB has either a tiny chip stack is dangerous because they're desperate to call with just about anything. And making that same move against a monster stack is dangerous because they're liable to call with a wide range of hands. So you're looking to make this move against middle stacks if possible.