This is a discussion on AK early play within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; I am trying to become good enough to beat the micro limits in the SnG, i used to play a lot of speculative hands early
I am trying to become good enough to beat the micro limits in the SnG, i used to play a lot of speculative hands early on, Like suited connectors with 2 gaps, small pairs, and every Axs, but ArtySmokesPS corrected me saying that good SnG players start the game tight and becomes more agressive as the game progress, trying to introduce that in my game i changed my opening range for a tight one. but here is a problem.
This was the very first hand i was able to play in the SnG, if i am playing tight, i don't want to be passive and call out of position, so i decided to squeeze, and the CO shoves... i don't exactly remember my reads on him by the time, but i think he was playing many hands, question is, the squeeze is good? or should i just called? when i squeeze and the opp shoves, should i fold? if so... when do i play?
I think you did the right thing. 3bet-fold is OK.
It's depends on opponent, if you have a story with player and he's shoving with whatever I think I would call AK, against other/unknown players I would call only with the best hands if we're talking about the 1st hand of the tournament.