Originally Posted by BYOP
sorry didnt remember to post that part
it was a 2.50€ buy in turbo table on pokerstars 180 seats
i had around 25k and the blinds were 5k/10k i think the chip leader had around 90k
all the big stacks were going all-in or folding so i could only play that way too
i got yesterday to the final table of a free rool and it was more "normal"
i think the turbo made it be that agressive
I think your biggest mistake was letting your stack get down to 2.5 BBs. Once you're down that low, any shove you make is an instant call by, at a minimum, the BB because he's priced in. Unless you just took a big hit and your stack is 2.5 BBs, don't let it drop that low. You cant afford to wait for premium hands because the blinds are going to eat you up.
Once you're stack is down to 15BBs or less, you need to find a spot to get your money in. Even if the big stacks are shoving, don't be afraid to call them with mediocre hands. And dont be afraid to shove first.
Your goal shouldn't be to just slowly climb up the money, but to win the game, so you need to put yourself into a position to do so. And folding your hands, waiting for something big while blinds/antes eat your stack isn't the way to do so.
Another way to look at it: Lets say you have 15BBs and you're currently in 7th place. You shove a hand on the button and you bust out in 7th place. Say you lost with Q10 vs K9. Now lets compare this to your strategy of folding until you have a big hand and you shove with 1010 @ 2.5BBs. Whats the difference? Well, you ended up in 7th reguardless, but the 15 BB shove put you in a better position to finish much higher in the MTT had you had won. Even if you had won the 2.5BB shove, you'd still be at 5BBs and probably still in 7th place. Pick your spots and get your money in, don't be afraid to lose but at least lose giving yourself the best advantage you can to win.