i also try to make a stack of chips early if i see an opportunity, then start playing my usual game after i take a few allins from people I have seen playing w something like q4 offsuit, or chasing gutshots and top pair even when they have not hit anything on the board.
What do you think about the following strategy? i quit making fat bets and going all in early, as soon as i have tripled up, then play around 40% of the flops, folding most of the time. i tighten up and play better poker the further i get into the tourney, adjusting for competition, sometimes playing only 10 or 20 percent of the flops. i've stopped bluffing
almost completely, and don't try to draw out (except for four to a flush or an open ended straight if i can limp or if i have medium or top pair.)
i used to make a lot of money in sngs by bluffing but can't get away with it much in freerolls. unfortunately, about two and half hours into these super-long tourneys, i don't have enough chips. i have to start going all-in again, and get drawn out on, which has pretty much made me give up on freerolls. i'm just waiting for some money to come in so i can deposit it and play against fewer players.