Originally Posted by flincGO
I am a beginning player, and really don't know how to approach mid-late stage MTT play of suited connectors. Throughout the tournaments I usually maintain an average to slightly short stack (~10BB), and because of this will usually only see a flop with connectors like 78s or 9Ts if I'm BB and nobody has raised. Does anyone have advice re: correct play?
The best option is to fold out of position and raise in late position but most importantly be observant of the table,
Personally I fold alot of suited connectors in marginal spots if im likely to get called or played back at because they dont fare well against opponents calling range post flop, however... Q10s+ I will play aswell. Hands like T9s and 108 I will call in late position also : )
with regards to your stack often being 10BB or less dont be scared to get you chips in if you need too.
Unless a player is hyper lag style and has strong post flop analysis its extremely hard to go all the way.
I was always taught its better to double up early in a big mtt than to play cautiously and end up dwindling away and getting it in late.
You will ofcourse loss some flips but long term you should reach alot more final tables