Originally Posted by Tech101205
regardless of ones bankroll & other things
The proper and profitable strategy for cashing in tourneys is obviously
1.Early - play Tight 80 % of time and loose 20% of time ( if we have decent stack)
2.Middle - This is the stage where we have to play based on how many big blinds we have and our position in tourney
heavy stack - loose aggressive
good stack - tight ,like playing top 10% of hands
short stack - must shove any decent hand & double up
If we got to ITM by now , we must play aggressively in order to build a decent stack by picking up our spots and aim for deep run
I think we should adapt our style of playing according to what stack we ( and our foes on our table have ) , if I understand correct Tech101205 says the same and I agree .
If we have the biggest stack we can play a wider range of cards and more aggressively , if we fall to a medium , we start playing TAG , lower we shove from a point and after .
I used to play TAG all the time ( with the exception of the times Ineeded blinds to survive) itcan lead you at the best at low rewards ITM , not better , you really need adaptation .
Now , the thing you say for the ITM situation I like it, cause in the past I was doing sth bad , althought ITM I wasn't changing my style , I kept playing TAG or like a nit sometimes instead of playing aggressively , at least untill you come close to the final 18 spots I'dsay .