yea QJ is good but an easy fold. Don’t gamble/lose a MTT like this. Losing with A10 is better & less often. This is prob the lesson to be learnt. Even if we baby step improve in poker, we have improved.
Im not an experienced tourney player but I try to accept these MTT mistakes & learn.
Its a mistake you can easily learn a little from. As I said I might call with A10 and can admit Im not playing great & its not a great call - but not terrible either: Especially based on 77 (shove) and limited data I had to work with.
A few players have said basically its not an auto call but more often a fold - for sure I’ll agree with that off the table. These better players are probably making better technical reads, bets & positional play in MTT throughout. This puts them in a better position to out play & gamble less with a bigger stack & apply more pressure. Always a winning formula for MTT.
You will need to gamble a little in MTT and have even more luck to win.
A10 is a decent gamble. Players shouldn’t be pushing you off often with much worse so it is a gamble that they ARE playing UnderDogs like Aceragssuited or W0r53.
Last MTT I played was 250K, not huge considering my bankroll. Mid tourney KQ I raise & get 3bet & quickly called. I lost with KQ flopping top pair. Pre flop I knew I was up against it & shoulda made a tight but good folded on flop. I called quickly deciding to gamble pre flop & flop. Never gamble mid MTT.
I wasn’t getting cards or luck so tried to go with it, but knew i was up against it & hoping for luck.