Also watch table gameplay style. You can let the titans/monkeys battle it out a little while you have dead cards. Once you get in the later orbits you have to look for weak table, HU sitiuatons, in position with top 20% cards. This gives the best odds
of stealing blinds, winning hands outright etc. If you get stuck up against a big stack when your short - hope he just calls the BB. If you catch a card on the flop jam him - if not run away fast. Many many times I have been down to $400 won2 hands in a row and completely switched stacks with the pretty big stack (considering blinds antes etc).