I suspect that polarizing your 3 bet range vs a flop c-bet is not really required in MTTs/SnGs as your ranges will vary for so many other reasons, stack sizes, bullying, bubbles, vs different types of player, textures of flop etc.
In cash games (maybe HUSnGs) the situation/context of bets is often a lot closer and you have lots more hands on players and possibly your ranges can be deduced so polarizing them may make sense.
I think trying this would result in a bit of a fancy play style but spotting, ie a read, that a player will fold to a 3-bet and using this is different to the polarizing range question.
Stack sizes make this a bad idea, you rarely have the opportunity to 3bet/fold and have it be good since effective stack sizes are rarely very big and even in the situations where you are, there will be other players on your left who you are committed if they shove on your 3bet. If you really believe that villain is going to fold a tonne to your 3bet, flat with your AA,KK, and 3bet hands with blockers to good hands eg Ato.
I really wouldnt recommend your strategy in MTTs though because your virtually never going to have a decent enough sample to know with any real certainty, and if someone has just folded the last 4 times to 3bets then they might tighten up/increase their stack off range and if they go broke we wont see them again, so we wont be able to take advantage of any new information.
There are many other issues with this idea, like they may have been folding to 3bets because they are near a bubble, and now they are itm they are in gambol mode, maybe Mr McTight 3bet their utg raise, its hard to know for sure and we risk too much for too little.
huh? not the question asked
I was unsure what
3 betting AA/KK and air vs tight villain 3-bet continuing range?
really meant along with the title Polarized 3 betting ranges in MTTs/ SNGs
I assumed it was a mis-type, and that "continuing" stood for c-bet range, hence the flop but then Hero can't 3-bet a 3bet(?)
Anyway, In general, the range of contexts for the hands in tournies is too great and and the stack stizes typically too small and varying to be worth actively polarizing ranges in MTT/SnGs.