This is a discussion on MTT playning AJ in mid late and early position within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; Hi guys! I have a question about playing AJ in early position in mid position and in late position. Can someone tell me how to
MTT playing with AJ is simple for me. In any round I will raise with this hand to test the waters before the flop. If a player comes over the top of my raise I will fold because most likely I am behind. If a player just calls my raise before the flop I always proceed with caution not to get in any trouble going forward with the hand.
Its all depends on phase of the tournament and your stack.For example, if you under 10 bb ,shoving should be only the way regardless of position.If it early stage of tournament you should raise unraised pot or flat raised pot, also could choose to flat or fold to 3bet depends on table dynamic..
AJ is tricky hand, i think you have to be aware of the table dynamics, the players profile (tag, lag...) and your kicker. in early and middle position i play only AJs, if there's a 3bet i just call and see the flop. in late position if there's no raise i make it 2.5-3 bb with A9s+, AJo+
re: Poker & MTT playning AJ in mid late and early position
If you have a good stack you can open raise if nobody raised before you. I'm not confortable with AJ so when someone raise before me i fold(if that player is not a fish who could play A3 or other hands). If you have around 10BB you can shove AJ. In early position i fold AJ instantly. Too many times you are raised or called by better hands.