Depends what game I play, if the tournament is increased three times, if the blinds are high then 2.2-2.5 times and if both call then you need to be wary of the increase needed just when he caught two pair or a full house and only have to call and see if all the Bank will go, and you can lose all the chips it is better to throw if I'm not sure that bluffing can catch the trio sitting with a pair of jacks, pair of aces with a higher kicker, and so on. In General it is necessary to be vigilant and then everything will be fine.
Vs very tight player: fold / Vs Normal player: Call / Vs Loose player: 3bet
I agree with this mostly, my play will change vastly from opponent to opponent. Stack size will also be an important factor, both my own and my opponents. Many different variables will factor into my decision, but for a general overall strat I think the above is pretty spot on and likely +EV
I agree with most of the things others here pointed out that you should consider like stack sizes, opponent's tendencies, etc. But, I don't agree with the idea of raising. First, folks who say raise probably haven't thought through their strategy. Why raise in this situation? Are you trying to induce a fold? If so you will have to put in a large raise to try and push the other player off his hand. Even if he just calls you have so much in the pot already you are probably heading for an all in. Not a good plan with AJ off. And, what if the other player responds to your raise with a shove? With AJ you are going to fold. So, either way, raising is a bad play.
Its all player dependent and table dynamics.
Is the raise from a LAG or TAG player, what types of players are left to act?
There is never just one definitive way to play a certain hand from a certain position where the outcome will always be positive.
"Respect people for who they are, not just what position they hold."-Shinedown.45
in general I call with AJ off position.for me it's a weak hand that does not deserve that I take a big risk apart if I have a good reason. the size of the pot or the identity of the player but me higher can push me to play this hand differently but it is unlikely.
with position I would probably end up calling, maybe a 3bet depending on the player and their playstyle. Out of position I would probably resort to the more nit approach and fold it. Tough call without info on the villians, stack depth, close to making money, etc. lots of variables that could possibly sway the decision.
I used to think this hand was very strong, now I play it carefully. In such a situation, if you do not take into account the size of the stacks, you would often play through the stake to stay in position and not increase the pot. After the flop and picks up the opponent already.