Originally Posted by trucker103
slow play is all part of a strategy to get further in the tourney and in that size a field in the beginning its well worth it imo.probably like every 15 seconds in a tourney some one leaves so it does have its advantages not a big fan of it though have done it near the bubble .
I understand the concept, however I don't think it's all that valid. Think about this...
1) blinds do not go up based on # of hands but on a timer
2) more hands played per level = more chances for premium hands
Given #1 and #2, your best shot at hitting money is to keep your stack ahead of the blinds. The best way to do this (playing TAG) is to get more the most premium hands possible before each blind raise... especially when you get closer to the bubble.
The chance of enough players going out before you (and thusly increasing your chance of making it through the bubble) because you take 10-seconds longer per hand is probably not going to outweigh the # of chips you can gain by getting a look at a few more hands per level.