Defenetly depending on opponents game and play history if it's a squeeze play it's 100% of the time if it's a tight player and facing a shove depends on how many players are in the hand... So it's a spot for reflection in my opinion.
It will depend on the situations. If we both are the biggest stacks by far with say 70BB and all other have about 10 I can fold there. Other than that I am pretty much going for it there and not going to worry about making a final table. I dont care about the final table but want to win the whole tournament.
Unless I'm running good and catching cards risk is part of the grind. If a player is showing nothing but AA and KK every two or three orbits when they decide to play then I usually won't mess w/them when they come out unless I have the goods. Risking it all vs a big-stack w/J9std in a pinch situation is just one of those variables that make NL hold'em a roller-coaster of a game. Gotta love it.
I usually like the money jumps which is why I haven’t won MTTs. But still working on building bankroll so I’d rather a bird in hand than two in the bush. I know it makes sense to risk it as the top spots are where the big money is but....can’t pull trigger.
As others have said, a lot of variables goes into making a preflop decision. So its not as simple as making firm rules like "I never fold AK" or "I always fold AK". With typical MTT stack sizes of 20-40BB, we are typically happy to get it in preflop with AK both as the player jamming and as the player calling off. But there are exceptions to this. If for instance we open UTG, UTG+1 puts in a 3-bet, and now UTG+2 4-bet jam for 30BB effective, then we should only call with KK or AA.
I really don't understand the situation here , do you insinuate that was an all in situation preflop?Is the final table bubble? In the last 2-3 last tables of the tournament you should aim at the top 3 places but still this doesn't mean that you should win all the flips in order to get there.
70 bbs are waaaaaay too many to put your tournament life in line. There is so much future game - I think we should avoid as much as we can those confrontations vs the big stacks as ours and we should apply pressure to the middle stacks. Small ball poker(win many small pots) is the way to approach the tournaments in those phases in my opinion.
Especially think about those factors below:
ICM , how many pay jumps - more money - you will get by just ''waiting'' for the smaller stacks to bust.
The opponents , if you have an edge then you should diminish the luck factor by going all ins in non profitable spots
If you play against a big stack as yours then maybe you should have some lighter folds and pot controlling more the pots.
You can fight back vs the big stack but if your opponent doesn't understand about the above factors then would be wise not to do it
Of course, this is a very good hand, but no hand will give you 100% confidence in winning, so the best option is when you study the table well. Sometimes the strength of the hand is absolutely not important, if you are against a crazy or super aggressive player. Watch carefully who is playing against you and how, this information is much more useful than the strength of the hand at the table! I think, it's a little strange to hear, but I notice it very very often...
It's never too late to drop out of the tournament, take your time, you'll have plenty of time to do it! The main, thing is not to make mistakes and believe in luck
When I talk about this, in my head it is more suitable for the beginning or middle stage of the tournament, but perhaps in the late stage it is not bad to play like this
I would probably take a chance with AK, but always taking into consideration how that player has been playing, and if it is worth risking like this when I can get a better result, therefore I try to follow my intuition