As you get near to FT or on FT
I advise you to first analyse players on table very well
the part where we do our best aggressive moves till we reach near to FT is one part & the part how u proceed when u are close to FT is another part
if we are near FT/on FT first thing we should is wait for short stacks to get KO because of easy pay jumps
for that u need to tighten your range of hands and play patiently till shorties go busto
another thing we should possibly avoid a fight with Big stacks unless we are having a top hand , its not worth it
Instead focus on medium stacks and try to steal more often
The problem with having Big stack is , we mostly tend to make some mistakes because of our aggression mindset and most often get into typical spots which we must avoid
it is very important to control our aggression and play tight till time comes to open up a bit
Normally Big stacks should play very aggressively to knock other players out and win more and more chips. If you can amass an enormous chip lead by the time you reach four- or five-handed, you will be a huge favorite to win the tournament.
but this aggressive strategy is best for someone who want to win the tournament, and are ok with a lower finish if things don't go their way. If you absolutely need to guarantee a top three finish, should play more conservatively while the short stacks knock each other out. You will have less of a chance of winning the whole thing, but you should be able to safely reach the top three prize bracket for sure.
Average Stack Strategy :-
As an Average stack you have more freedom to operate than short stacks, because you aren't quite in "all-in or fold" mode. But Even though you aren't short stacked, you still have to be aggressive to combat the ever-increasing blinds and antes.
At this point, you must use plays like stealing , squeezing , calling bluffs & restealing to build your stack and hold a good position with your stack
To make a squeeze play, wait until you are in late position and an early position player has made a raise. If a few other players smooth call the raise, go ahead and put in a large re-raise with any decent hand. Since the early position player made an average raise, and the other players simply smooth called, it is likely that everyone has a marginal hand such as KQ suited or pocket fours. Your re-raise should take the pot (which will be pretty big because of the blinds, antes, and the raise/smooth calls).
If you suspect that a short stack has pushed all-in with a less than spectacular hand, go ahead and call him down with a better hand. If a short stack goes all-in in front of me, I would call with any medium-big pocket pair, AK, AQ, AJ, KQ, or even QJ if I thought they were really desperate. Busting short stacks is a great way to pad your stack.
Also, if another player continually steals your blinds, go ahead and put in a re-raise every once in a while to keep him honest.
In Whole what I am trying to say is : -
1.Evaluate your opponents a bit at your table before making any plays
2.If we are Short , we must be Aggressive by picking spots and look to win some pots till we accumulate a good stack
3.As an Average Stack we must make some calculated moves against targeted opponents to combat blinds & antes
4.Being a Big stack is Advantageous for sure as we can open up pretty wide range and knockout out players with short stacks
as we have insurance in the form loads of chips but at the same time its also very important to not get into typical spots