Whats your suggestion for middle of the tourney play, that's where I seem to go out, when there are like 1500 people left.
I just stay tight, and depending on how they are playing on my table, try to steal if I can. The thing is that this tourney has these players who are like land mines, who you usually make chips off of, but they can get lucky just as quick. I had someone call my 3bet shove once with 57s for like way too many chips and bust me in 1 hand I had AKs, and was right outside the money. So what I have heard, and it seems to work pretty well, is to just stay away from anyone with bigger stacks. That way if you do lose the hand, you are not busted out of the tournament. I mean of course your not gonna fold AA/KK to a big stack, but I try to avoid putting myself in a situation for my tournament life unless I have to. Anything can happen on the flop, and I hate spending the last 4 hours and in 1 hand busting to some suck out.
And just play around with it to see what works for you.