wow, and I was just looking over my harrington book. Haven't read it yet, since I can't find the first volume ( just have the second, so I figure i'll wait to get the first before I start =P) I saw the M reference a lot when I was reading about heads up play, and now this makes it so much easier to absorb what he's telling me.
Let me ask for clarification: When the M is lower for you, you would need to open up your play style, not wait around for those 'premium' hands correct? So if my M is, say, 9, and my 2 opponents have M's of 4 and 3, I should play more aggressive seeing as they will have to jam asap whether the cards come or not, correct?
Sorry if It's an obvious question, just want to be sure, and see if anyone has any strategies concerning tournaments where there are only a few people left. I've read Harrington's book, but I always welcome more views. I generally do really, really well when short stacked against people my skill level, a bit higher, or less, but in the chip leader position I have some leaks I need to fix. In fact, I won a 9 person S&G after being down to 195 in hand 5 (Pocket Aces got beat =( ) and managed to win the S&G anyways. Yet sometimes I've had a commanding chip lead, and many times manage to lose due to leaks somewhere in my game (when I say lose, I mean place 2nd or 3rd, usually 2nd if Im chip leader for a while).