Making deep runs
Has anyone got any tips on making deep runs in tourneys? I have made several deep runs in tourneys previously in 888 freerolls
(mid 20th finishes and a 1st out of 4000+ entrants) but struggle to make the bubble in paid tourneys. I obviously expect the standard of opponent to be better in paid tourneys compared to freerolls but I can never get a good enough run. I have started playing ring games a lot on a small poker site
and I am up six buy-ins in a few days however I cannot replicate the same results in tourneys. I feel that in ring games people are reluctant to ship their chips whereas in tourneys the obvious mentality is that you won't progress in the tourney unless you bust your opponents. How can I overcome this and stop getting trapped? My understanding of equity and expected value
is not upto scratch and is something I am working on - are these maths required in tourney play as well as cash games?
Thanks in advance.