Originally Posted by KtarzanOB
I play generally tight if i have a large stack. Dont bother even stealing unless everyone is playing super tight.
If the blinds are high dont steal if you are going to pot commit yourself with hands that could be dominated. Usually your only move should be a shove and you want to shove with the best of it. Shove a hand that if you are called you are probably a favourite. The bubble should be played TIGHT. Usually the person with the least patience will bubble by stealing with a bad hand and getting caught.
this is very good advice. players play too loose aggressive and careless near the bubble thinking they can steal every pot. i tried this many times and failed to even make the money. it's like watching a comedy show when the stealers get caught. i once so this monster chip leader take a nose dive playing junk cards near the bubble and eventually getting knocked out before the money. players should play tight near the bubble to at least make some profit before trying something crazy.
..........but if you want to win it all you have to play the opposite =)