Here is the situation:
It is early in a $1.10 forty man F40 tourney standard blind speed. These things are filled with superdonks and higher buyin regulars looking to cash in on the F40 bonus. Blinds are at 25/50 a Silverstar utg raises 4x to 200. Three players call around to me in the small blind with AJs. I have 1440 chips. The silverstar hasn’t made any noticably donk moves so I assume he has a pocket pair or AQs+. The three callers are presumably loose-passive donks and could have ATC.
I hate calling raises with marginal As and I hate even more playing this hand out of position at a full table. Normally, so early in the game I’ll fold this hand. However, there is 875 in the pot and it costs me 175 to call with only the bb left to act. Furthermore, this is an MTT so I need to accumulate chips. Finally, I confident I’ll get paid if I can land a flush and it is easy to toss the hand if the flop in unfavorable.
There are plenty of good reasons to fold here and plenty of good reasons to call. So early in the game I’m not going to risk an all in reraise. It would probably result in a long string of callers even though I may just have the best hand at the moment.
What line would you take?