Joined: Feb '11
Age: 25 (M)
It depends what tourney this is. If it's a freeroll then it's a reasonable play,you might get called with alot worse,and the initial raiser doesn't have a strong range on average. I'd rather go for a more passive line though,even considering these things,just setmine and if you hit there's a big chance you'll get paid off anyway vs. weak opponents,not necessary to get it in preflop
Off course I don't play this way generally. It's a "FreeroIl" and I play for fun. In this games (It's a beginning) every table is full of donkeys, and they will play every hand. When I have Middle or Low pocket pair I allways go all-in, so crappy hands (which could beat me) as 7T; JK; A 9 should be folded most of the time. In other games I play <TT very rarely.
Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 49 (M)
Not really a scary hand when all the post flop play is all in so you cant do anything about it. It would have been scary if there had been post flop action but this is pretty mundane stuff. You must get scared pretty easily if you think this is a scary hand!!
In these kinds of tournaments(actually in every tournament) it is really good to try "gamble up" a big stack early in situations where you are 60% favorite, you even want to take some coinflips, because the big stack will give you later a big advantage in stealing blinds when the crazy players will be eliminated.
You don´t understand me properly, by flips I mean something like going all in pre flop with QQ and AK, because most of the times retards call you with hands you dominate and sometimes you are flipping. It is profitable to take these spots in big tournaments.
Joined: Feb '09
Age: 27 (M)
I dont know you say that its good to take even coinflips on the early stages? How could I understand it other way but I dont think that pro MTT players are going all in pre flop on early stages with ak