re: Poker & Loose or tight at the beginning of tournaments
Depends on the tournament. In a freeroll (or something where I have no investment to enter), my motto is "bust early or make it to the money". I hate playing for hours and walking away with nothing.
In most freerolls
, any 2 face cards or pocket pairs and I'm all in preflop early on until I have a decent stack or have busted. Believe it or not, it works quite well (in freerolls) since people will call without premium hands.
In tourneys where I pay to enter, slow and steady works well.