First thing's first: Find out, if you haven't already tagged them, who the fish are. These are who you should be trying to chip up off of. The reg's will know how to make plays and be willing to get it in. If a chance comes up though, there is no reason to pass it up as it will make the final three so much easier. Perhaps some one, or some many it is the first time at a FT. Some will just be happy they're making more money. Those who are going to win the tournament are still thinking about first and first alone. This is why you play this tournament. This chance. I tend to notice 8th and 9th don't mind leaving early, so if you get a hand, take your go at these short stacks. Don't let them build a stack, but don't give it to them either. Pick your spots, and pick them well. Bluffing
is STRONGLY recommended, but with a lot of caution. If they pick up what you're doing, switch gears and catch them unaware. in turbos, once I get to around 10bb, i will only shove. 20bbs for non turbo. It allows for much more fold equity when the blinds are coming and you don't look like you got much to put in. Watch your competition's play. Figure it out. Counter it. Bink.