In regards to OP and not to Egon's Palace for sale (lol)
If you look at tournament poker from a distance. The short stacks may shove what they have left into the middle. But, it is really tempting for larger stacks to call with pretty much any Ax, Kx, or Pocket pair. I know it seems, ridiculous but also a huge factor of the all in call is the frequency of it and the % of Villains stack to call your all in. I played a tourney last night and I was in the chip lead @ 22k down to final 3, 2nd and 3rd roughly had 4k-5k stacks.
BTW, it was really nice that they both folded when it was my BB ha ha ha...
Anyway, for instance with these 2 short stacks (in comparison to my stack)... would go at it in a "Battle of the Blinds" whenever I would fold my button. But, if I was in the SB and min raised they folded, they waited forever to try to make a move and I'd rather just end it at that point. I called a shove from the Button with T8o out of frustration because it never seemed like their stacks were getting any smaller.
Well bad call right? Not when Villain is holding 66, pretty much a similar match up to AK vs. QQ, out of amazement I flopped the ten high straight and he hit a set and his hand did not improve.
Shoving with a short stack is either a cry for someone to fold or a cry for someone to call, it's all dependent on the Villain in question. Being these two are really tight, they wouldn't shove with Aces or Kings, they'd definitely want a call with those so they would "slow play" big hands but whenever they were weak it was displayed through a shove...
and it's 4AM here and I forgot what the original question was... if there was one, and I really need to sleep and it would be nice to sleep in Egon's house, can I rent a room Orifice? I'm somewhat delusional right now, I don't think I've gotten much sleep at all in the past week. Must lay down and Zzzzzzz..... anyway back to OP ...
You're going to get called 70% of the time depending on effective stack sizes and Average VPIP% at the table you are on. End of story, I had AA earlier in the $3 FT KO 90 Man, Raised PF, got one caller, flop was ugly "No f***ing way he hit any of that" I raised a pot sized bet OOP with AA (lol are you ever out of position with AA?) Villain re-raised me and image of Villain is big stinky smelly fishopotamous , this is really early on too like maybe 50-60 hands in (enough for a decent read), I stack off with AA villain calls with J9s on a flop of 10s 7c 7d, and I was like cool alright!!! I was so happy that I was going to double up fairly early in the tournament... well FFFFFFF- me like my 3rd Grade report card after I wrote "I want to have sex with Danielle" not knowing what the hell sex was and wrote it above a urinal and signed my name... (I'm brilliant) turn was a 8d, people in general just play bad. Especially the KO tourneys, they are so bad.
So shit happens... if your SS there's like a 90 to 1 chance you double up enough times to make a decent stack at whatever blind level you are at... if you're shoving you probably only have 10-12 BB or less, and if you're considering 20BB's a short stack, we need to get into some HA with you, because you can still do plenty with a 20BB stack as long as you are patient.