Originally Posted by jj20002
last week i´ve played several mtts but in a moment a got 5 itms in a row but never a deep run so my bankroll just add a little,
now i´m reconsidering to be more aggressive at the beginning and not care to much to be busted in the early stations but try to make a deep run in one or two mtt a month instead of almost reach itm several times and at the end the bankroll never goes up, and usually goes down despite the itms,
what is your suggestion? try to be more aggressive early and go for more chips, risking more, and being busted more frequently or stay still, just play rock and bet high only when you are 100% sure you have the nuts?
When deciding whether to go for ft or itm you really have to consider som brm. Your bankroll needs to be quite a bit larger if you're going for ft everytime. If you play large field mtt's you have to be ready to flip a lot of times during the tourney to accumulate enough chips to get to the final table, meaning you will bust out quite a lot.
I would always advice to go for ft since it wouldn't be worth the time going for itm, because you often won't get a lot further than the top places paid. So be prepared to bust out 9/10 times, but if you play aggresively and win your flips etc. you will have a much greater chance to the to the ft which will often in big field mtt's give you your buy-in back x 1000+.
Note: Being aggressive does not mean you should play like a maniac during the tournament. Early stages tight is right - but still remember not to be afraid to be very aggresive on spots like the bubble where other people will be scared to give you action because THEY just want to get in itm. Take advantage of every spot like this, then you will have a greater chance to get to the ft