Real questionable 88 play near bubble?
6-max, 31 left, bubble at 27, hero with 26.9k, blinds 1600/800 with 150 ante. Hero dealt UTG, and flats, with the intent to shove over a 2 BB open. I have 16 BB's left. There are only 5 players at the table. I am the smallest stack at the table, with 72k being the next largest. I looked and saw the smallest stack in the tournament was 7k. UTG + 2 opens to 2 BB (80k), folds back to BB who flats...and hero jams. I felt that sure, maybe I could just sit around and pray for 4 more to get KO'd. The pay jumps from 27-13 were pretty much the same, basically 3.7x BI, and the money only really started to matter )7x BI) once you hit #10. I thought that since everyone was maybe tip-toeing around during the bubble, I could either A. try to flop a set for cheap, or B. have enough BB's to steal any open. Anyways, I ship it, and he tank calls with AQ, and gets there. Is this an awful play? Should I just open shove 88 here? Or do I try to bide my time a bit more? With the 5 seated players, I just felt I would get blinded down rather quick. I guess if you are a real short stack in a tournament, you should realize that it's time to try to min-cash? I just think about that Joe Cada 2009 WSOP win where he like...came back and won it all with like 4 BB's or something....NEVER GIVE IN TO THE MIN CASH...but sometimes...maybe you gotta just take it?