re: Poker & Mid Tourny Question
I think there are a lot of us caught in that stage of their poker development, where we get stuck in that stage of MTT tournaments. I know that a good strategy is just what Steve proposed; loosen up a little bit and steal some blinds. However, I have a hard time acting that way unless I have a huge stack in front of me. If I have a big stack, that stage of the tournament becomes easy, and I steal as often as possible. That creates an even bigger stack and gets you in a position to go deep. But when my stack is around average, I tighten up just like you and watch my position slide. I think next time I'm in that position I will try to set my target finish for top 20 instead of just to cash. With a higher target I would have to push more pots to get more chips. I'll let you know if that helps, but it should in theory...