Questions about improving my game
So, I cant really say im a newbie, but I cant say Im good either. I have a couple of questions about freeroll tournaments. I play them regulary, most of them at ActionPoker ( Because there is one every hour ), but I dont get to the money enough times. I read all about holdem on the internet about SnG, Slow tourneys, Freeroll strategies, but nothing seems to work for me. If I follow my own strategy, which I acquired when I first started playing, which also I believe is terrible, I almost every time get to the top 10 in the beginning of the tournament, but it does not help me in a long term. I know how to calculate odds
(percentages), outs and so on I always be careful about who I bet against, whether he would call or re-raise, what possible hand could he have to be that certain when Im being raised and so on. I notice that kind of stuff and im right most of the time but something is wrong. Every guide tells
that I should be playing tight at the begining and play only premium hands, when I do this I get nowhere. I get premium hands once per 20 hands and when I call the bets I miss the flop. According to my own strategy I play variety of hands early, because the blinds are insignificant and if I hit my hand I make sure to get the most of it (Check with the nuts, Considering a Small raise to make my opponent think that Im trying to steal, making him think that I bluff, done by huge raise pre-flop and when I hit i go all in, that seems to work ) but as I said im going nowhere with this. The thing is Im going further with my own strategy which is bad, and when I use someone elses strategy, which has proven to be good, my play becomes even worse. Im playing regular speed or turbos and Ive only won money twice, and have played like 50-60 tourneys. So any tips would be appreciated. I know how to steal, bluff ( Not all the time, but when I sense that my opponent has a weak hand and I represent top pair, flush, straight and so on. And also I find late game very frustrating, even when Im the chip leader I dont feel like wasting 2k ( out of 60k for example ) for a hand that might not hit the flop, so I only play premium hands and tighten my game as much as possible and eventually Im getting understacked. Its just like a reflex to fold at big raises,blinds. Tips on that would be appreciated too.