Originally Posted by jaymfc
exactly , so does everyone else , hence the steal my blinds sign . and the pushing me around by the majority of players , any suggestions to add ? I mean I realize you are having a conflict of interest here , between all the money you are making in these cc buy in games verses teaching the donks to play correctly. lol
It's like a lot of poker advice, it's so
But, in general, I would say, just loosen up a bit, and be willing to take a few more chances in "situations" where you likely have a "fair" edge.
Stop thinking about the specific cards in your hand, and start thinking about the overall tournament situation as a whole.
For a simple example, if you know a player has been stealing late a lot, you might reraise w (A8s or even 98s) from the big blind-- something to show you can't just be pushed around. Clearly it is correct a lot of time to fold these hands, but that's playing poker: realizing when you should take a stand with them/against whom they are hands you can play back with.
Think about the tournament overall: who is stealing (a potential target for a re-steal?), who is folding (just trying to cash?), who can afford to fold (middle stacks), who is desperate (sub 10x bb), etc., then use that "lens" to view your actual hole cards, and decide on your action in light of the situation, instead of "universally" thinking x hand = x value.