re: Poker & Card Dead
Going through that right now. I played a ton of FTP satellites and a ton of freerolls
and can't hit the board to save my life. I played at an 18 and 27 person tourney. Made it to the final table at the 27 tourney and finished ITM at the 18. All card dead. How? longer blinds and folding my way to the final table. If you are not getting cards....then your not getting cards. That doesn't mean you should get desperate and lower your starting hand requirements.
If anything I really, really tightened up. AA, KK, AK, JJ, QQ only. I also did a little experiment at the 2700 person freeroll. I didn't play one hand...not one and finished at around #340. That kinda made me really re-think how to play those.
A direct answer to your question when you have a rash of dead cards and people are sucking out on you left and right:
1) NO turbo or super turbo
2) Tighten up your starting hands
Don't let this be a downer. Since Thursday I have only one a handful of SnG's and have been sucked out on so many times, they are all running together. Today was the worst, couldn't hit a barn door if my life counted on it.