Originally Posted by WiZZiM
Players in the micros get scared at final tables they are thinking about the money, so punish them.
With experience you will know which opponants to push hard at, and which to leave alone a little more.
Scourrge, bigger MTT's lend themselves to having far bigger stacks compared to the blinds. Stack sizes can vary from FT to FT, in the 45's they are much more even.
Talking about OP's specific situation in the 45 mans, you will encounter a lot of short stacked play, lots of shoving etc etc. If you arn't shoving as well, your stack will soon be nothing and you will force yourself into a "flipping" situation... Why not put someone else in that situation if you can?
Oh, and if your worried about getting called.. guess what? you still win usually around 20-50% of the time when called anyways not matter what your hand is. And it's hilarious when someone snaps you off with AK and your 73offsuit wins, it's what makes poker worth playing .
I wasn't saying big MTT's = small stacks. I was saying that when you enter a FT, there's no guarantee you'll have have stats/reads on more than a few people. My second statement was an addition to that - just saying that having a larger stack helps because you can push people around without having a specific read.
But I stand by what I've said - yes it's better to be aggressive than passive, it'll pay you off better in general, but EVERY hand?? It will work sometimes, no doubt, but the rest of the time I don't think you're coming out on top.
So I guess the real question is: Is this "strategy" +EV? I don't think it's going to pay you off enough the times that it works. JMHO.