re: Poker & The bubble
Originally Posted by sunofabeach
2nd: your strategy in that phase kind of depends on your "goal".
you just want to get in the money? -> play tight.
you're going for the tournament win? -> there are plenty of chips to be earned during that phase ... cause everyone is especially tight (but that's risky, of course, since you can easily run into a good hand and lose).
Agreed, but I think the goal should always be to win a tournament.
If you want to be a winning player in the long term, min cashing is not worth the trouble of playing a tournament and if you add the times that you don't manage reaching the money, you should definitely play for the win.
The only exception there should be, is if you're playing a satellite where 'ITM' = a ticket, so there is no difference between 1 or just ITM. In all other cases, try to collect more chips on the bubble and improve your chances of winning.