re: Poker & The Big Little Tournament on Full Tilt Poker
I have played in several of these, many people play tight when it gets close to the bubble. If you were a few away from being ITM I might now of went allin preflop, I would of played more conservitive, the QQ would call you 100% of the time preflop, if you just would of three bet they would of called and if the flop missed them they might of folded to a pot size bet.
But I would of waited untill after the money to go all in preflop. The last one I played in I had AA early, hit a set on the flop and went all in, they chased a 2 card flush draw and hit it.
But overall I think if you want to win you need to get your chips in the pot with great hands and you had a great hand. Right after ITm many people become super loose for about the first 10 to 15 mins so there is a good chance to pick up chips if you have a decent hand. Also look to push for chips at each new cashing level, this is how you will build the chips you need to TID.
I played in the record breaker on FT and finished 95th for $400 at the time I went all in with pocket KK I was the short stack at the table and everyone had at least twice the number of chips that I had. 4 of the top 5 were at my table, it came back to the BB and everyone else had folded he had twice the number of chips as me and called with A4 offsuit. he hit a set of 4s on the river. I guess he was feeling lucky and it paid off for him. With the blinds and ante there was about 150k in chips in the pot, I shoved 900k in chips into the pot. I think he should of nevered called my raise.