Is Playing Winning Tournament Poker Boring??
I play a lot of MTTs (at least one a day), and I find that most of the times that I reach the final table or late stages of the tourney, I'm actually getting kind of bored.
Most of the times I make it to late stages/final table, I've probably folded 80% to 90% of my hands up to that point: definitely at least up until the bubble. I only try to play premium hands (pocket pairs, suited connectors) and muck all other garbage. I'm not going to say that my chip stack moves in a linear upward trend line (there are a few times when I hold premium cards raise 3xBB but flop jack and forced to take a small loss), but most of the times I get involved in a hand I tend to come out ahead. Seems to me that this strategy is very effective but it's also pretty boring. Nobody wants to keep folding, but is that the best way to make it to final stages?
On the flip side, every time I look at my chip stack and compare it to my opponents' and I see the blinds increase exponentially, I get antsy and that's where I start making mistakes.
Does anyone else experience this? If so, how do you deal with it?