Originally Posted by Jayson745
Another point is that late in the main event you almost have to put the guy on a monster. Hes not risking all his chips on trash. AK, mabey, but to me its not worth that many chips to find out how lucky your gonna have to get to catch up.
Interesting point, and it's good that we're talking about the metagame.
I'd have a different view on it though. At this stage in the Main Event, you can't
be waiting for monster hands. LAGs like Cantu and others will run you over if you do. So if you're not going to be one of the players that's stealing the blinds and antes, you need to be one of the players re-stealing from the LAGs.
Now if you happen to catch aces that's great, but you can't necessarily sit there waiting for them - at some point, you're going to have to start picking lesser hands to play back with, knowing there's a good chance that the LAG (Cantu, in this case) is holding garbage (like T5).
Catch is LAGs like Cantu know this, so while it's possible you've got a hand, it's also possible you're just playing their image and not your cards.