Last weekend I was in late stages of a tournament at my hometown casino. It was the Saturday deepstack, $250 buy-in with 15,000 starting chips, with about 45 entrants. Grand prize was about $3400 and the top 5 players paid.
There were 12 players left. The following numbers are estimates. I have a somewhat-above average stack, about 65,000 chips. Blinds are 500 ante / 1500 / 3000. I am in late position. An early position player, who has about 35,000 chips, goes all-in, and everyone after him folds. I hadn't played a hand for probably the last 6-8 hands. I was bleeding away my antes (or so it seemed to me, even though I still had plenty of chips). I looked down, praying to find either AA or a trash hand I could easily fold. But, much to my chagrin, I was holding AK off-suit.
What should I do: fold, or go over-the-top all-in?
I'll post hand outcome, later. Thanks.