Early stages of tourney
Was just wondering how most of you play early stages of tourney, when the blinds are low and you can limp in with practically nothing?
Well, I play tight early and open up a bit as the tourney moves on, and get more aggressive as the blinds go up. However, lately I havent been catching anything early tourney and always find myself in the bottom 100 or so players. Now I know they say a tourney can only be lost in the 1st hour, not won, but in the last 10-15 tourneys I cant remember once being in the top 10 early stages.
Last night instance, I played 2 hands in the 1st 45 mins and went out. 1st hand I played was 77, low stack goes all in, I call he turns over KK, flop is 66AK7. So my lower FH goes down. Fair enough
Next hand I play is AK and managed to double up my now low stack to 1,500 when called all in by AQ.
My last, fatal hand is K6. I am BB, two callers I check. Flop is A K 6. I check, one guys bets, another raises, I go all in with my low stack, figuring no raise pre-flop I cant put my opponent on AK, worst ways they have A-rag
Player 1 turns over AQ. player 2 has K J. Player 2 obviously doesnt know WTF he is doing and I go in as fav.
Turn 10, River Q.
Now sure I can accept the AQ call, but the worst hands takes the pot (dont they always!).
So I played 4 hands all night, lost with a FH, 2 pair and pocker 66's
I feel I played ok and just got outdrawn but would like to know how you guys play early tourney. I am sure you all play slightly different but wondered how the aggressive players (or those who limp in with nothing with the blinds low) faired early in tournaments