Mid to Late stage strategy
I have studied day and night for a few years it seems to finally be able to make it deep into most tournaments, most of the time. The problem I seem to be having is, I cant seem to change gears at the right time. Ive either kept my starting hand selection too tight and the blinds are about to devour me or Ill change gears at times when I should but choose the worst time to raise, shove, all being game critical intersects. I notice when Im aggressive I do very well but, for some reason I get a large stack and all of a sudden Ive become a chip despenser! I will do really well, be close to the bubble and next thing you know Im out. I either wait too long to get aggressive, I stay aggressive for too long, its like I dont have a lower gear or something. My thinking is this, "Ive got a large stack, I try and remember all the correct things Im suppose to do in the late stages, stealing blinds, position etc. Problem is, I just cant seem to get it right. I will have the best hand but Ive either not raised enough and get pushed out of the pot from large raise, or I raise too much and everyone folds. I know the proper amounts, I think, but at this point Im really getting frustrated and beginning to think Im just a wannabe player. Ive won a couple freerolls
on UB, placed 8th out of 12k entrants on PokerStars
freeroll. *best show yet* but the amount of times I bust out right before the bubble or in the late stages is staggering. No one see's those. who cares. If I could only fix my leaks maybe my stats would look like I have some idea of what Im doing! If you have any ideas of tips Id really appreciate it.