Originally Posted by papatango123
Hi there everyone,
im just wondering if any1 has any pointers on middle to late strategy in mtts i usually play between $5 to $11 tourneys on pokerstars. i seem to have mastered the early stages of a tourney usually having a large stack. but i seem to struggle when approaching the bubble and especially when there are say 400 of 4000 players left i seem to gradually lose chips instead of accumilating. my strategy at the moment which seems to be failing is i play fairly tight only raising in position and playing the hand aggressively. should i be taking more chances and calling with drawing hands like j10 or qj sort of hands and should i only raise with say aj aq ak aa kk qq sort of hands. any advice would be appreciated as i seem to be stuck in a rut, im cashing alot but no big break throughs
Call (IN POSITION
) with more meager holdings to a standard raise (22-66, A-10,KQ,KJ, QJ, J-10), raise/re-raise 77 - AA, AK, AQ, AJ. If first in (and in position
) raise with any pocket pair down to 9-8s. Pick your spots, though, for these raises or you'll donk off all your chips.