Are there early crazies in the higher buy in tourneys?
I have been playing low buy in tournys ($1, $2 and the occasional $5) for a while lately and I have found that there are a lot of crazies in the early stages. And I mean crazies!!! I have seen many multi way all ins with j10, k10 etc being the best hand. Also, people will hugely overvalue top pair low kicker. Can't tell you how many times I have seen a flop like k710 and have someone go all in and then someone else call, both players flipping something like k6 and k3. Top pair, top kicker is absolute gold for these guys and they will be all in every time.
As a result I have found it profitable in the very early stages to call all ins with pocket 9s, 8s and even 7s, and also play a loose/passive hoping to flop something and take these guys to the cleaners.
Was just wondering if this same behaviour is exhibited in the higher buy in tournys as I am about to up the stakes to $5, $10 and $20.