Originally Posted by el_magiciann
I dissagree with your opinion, sir. I think that being good postflop should give you edge at higher BI because if you played really a lot low BI tourneys you would know that playing frisky, making bluffs and playing with well known image doesn't help you at low BI and you get calls for 4-8 outs or even worse, and you can lose a lot more of that spots, also if you are good at postflop you can make stronger play aginst better opponents when you feel they are weak and win pots that no one wants, making more re raises bluffs and lot more that you can't do against weak opponents or calling stations that are playing mainly at low limits tournaments. : )
The problem here, is we may overestimate our post flop skills relative to the field.
so, in micros we may have excellent post flop skills compared to the field, but take that same player and put them in a high buy-in tourney and all of a sudden their post flop skills are very average, or even below average.
So, they've got this model in their head of "I'm a good post flop player, so I should try to play a lot of small pots" but what they don't actually know is that 3 players at their table are licking their chops, ready to devour them and 4 more players have equal skills. So their "edge" is basically gone, or actually a disadvantage.
This happened to me at my first WSOP
event. I was crushing $200 and $400 tourneys...so I go to take my shot at a bracelet event. Well, in my normal games Cbets worked great. set mining worked great. Floats worked great.
Put me in the WSOP with better players, and I was basically a fish. none of my normal plays worked and they had way fancier tricks than me. After a couple rounds I found myself just relying on getting good cards, and picking on the 2 or 3 players at the table who were worse than me.
As the event wore on, the players worse than me were being eliminated at a rapid pace, and I found myself basically just praying to pick up hands and have them hold. It was humbling, and I learned a lot. It was a great experience and I'm doing better at those high buy in events. Now, I think I have a decent chance at this point against the field but I'm far from one of the best players in the room...which I frequently am at my normal $200 games.