re: Poker & Final Table...HELP!
yup what t1riel said is basically true.
Late in online tourneys, the blind structure is so high that it's basically push or fold unless you have a big stack, in which case widen your hand selection and start bullying the smaller stacks.
They won't want to give up that extra $100 at the next spot up for an all in with KT, so raising with your medium strength hands is a very good idea.
If you're a shortstack, look for any blackjack
, ace, or pocket pair, push, and cross your fingers
Another thing to keep in mind is that at the beginning of the final table, a few people will be very short stacked. They will usually drop like flies in the first 1/2 hour and you should probably sit tight until they bust. This will get you higher on the payout list.
Play the final table like you would a 10 person SnG: tight at the beginning, let people bust out and then chip away at the larger stacks. The only difference between a SnG and an MTT final table is that the starting stacks will be different. You'll have to cope with being a short stack often times, or others you will have to bully the table with your big stack.