Limping in with big hands
Michael, I think you are right, everything depends on the tournament table action, loose or tight and if there are some agressive players, and then of course where you are in the tourney, especially if you are near the bubble. As a rule I will at least min raise with AA or KK every time. A win is a win, even if it is just the blinds and antes. But early on at a loose table with a couple agressive players, I will just slowplay those monster hands preflop, even more so if I hit the flop and try to trap to build the pot, then read the flop and turn to determine when I push it. After tourney midpoint, early position 4x is the raise with AA, 3X for KK, late postion a but higher, and maybe even make it look like a steal if the blinds have been agressive.