Am I playing wrong in MTT's
A serious post from me for once.
I'm normally a stt player, micro stakes(10 cents to $5 etc), with the occaisional mtt thrown in.I havent got much money for poker, but love the game. In the stt's, I do ok. I'm most of the time a TAG player, with the odd bluff thrown in. As Im so used to stt's, I figure I know how to play them, when to bluff(sometimes),when to be agressive, when to slowplay etc, cause I know where the finishing line is, and how to get there. For me, my primary object in a stt is to get into a payout, and then aim for 1st, but it doesnt always happen like that. I always try not to be all-in, unless I'm sure I have the nuts, as I hate to be outdrawn(dont we all), and Im immensely aware this can happen with each hand that isnt the nuts.
So, onto mtt's: I hardly ever get bad-beat in a mtt, and thats my problem. I get outplayed, or Im behind at the flop without knowing it, etc, but Im just not committing myself all-in when there's a chance of being bad beat. Should I be? Should I start risking it more for a chance of a better payout. I frequently(I believe, anyway) make the small cash at mtt's but rarely get a top 5 finish for a bigger payout. Do you guys that make good cashes in mtt's put your whole tournament on the line for a single hand? What do you do?
Again, with mtt's I like to get to the money first then aim higher. Is my strategy all wrong? Should I play more stt's where I have a better chance of cashing, then use that money to play more mtt's and risk it a bit more?
Thanks in advance.