Originally Posted by dnegsisabadreg
Think about why your game tightens up near the end. It's probably because you realize how rare deeps runs are, and you're afraid of making a mistake and ruining this opportunity. Now realize that almost everyone else in the field is feeling the exact same pressure that you are! Take advantage of that pressure on your opponents and look to steal blinds and antes from the nits that are just looking to ladder up the pay-scale.
+1 to this , once antes are in play opening wider is a must in most tournament situations. I feel like you should sort of be doing the opposite , beginning the tournament on the tighter side of things but starting to widen your ranges as blinds grow and antes come in to play. It becomes infinately more valuable to steal pots in the later stages of the tournament than the early ones .