Originally Posted by Arjonius
The other is working on your short-handed game. To win an MTT, you have to play down from full tales to HU. Since most of the final table is played with less than the full number of seats, being able to adapt to the shrinking table sizes is obviously important.
short handed play used to be a real weakness of mine (It still is, but I'm getting much better). I'd frequently do well in a tourney and get down to final 2 or 3 tables but fail to make the final table.
EVERYONE who ever made a final table had to play 5 or 6 handed at some point. And the game goes REALLY quick 5 handed especially when stacks are shallow.