Originally Posted by Mordecoke
HI. What's your username on Carbon? I advise playing position more often and the small blind more aggresively if you are card dead.
Although in this situation you were short stack. So in my opinion you shouldn't be shoving a hand like 98s. Instead try shoving anything k9+
My username is maythefoldbewithyou
Also, I ended up placing second in a 1k gtd tonight, by changing my strategy when I was big stack. I realized my biggest mistake when being big stack was not being uber aggressive. It cost me a FT and possibly a huge cash.
So in this 1k gtd tournament upon getting chip lead, I didn't let it go. I raised nearly every pot to put pressure on the medium/short stacks, and would rarely get played back against. I wouldnt commit too many chips if I knew I was in a really bad spot though.
I realize that keeping a tight image has no merit when you have the chip lead.
While I didn't win the big $$ in the 40k gtd, I think the lesson I learned may eventually win me more money in the long run, if I am able to practice it the right way.
The anxiety of losing my chip lead eventually lost me my chip lead. There were plenty of spots where I could have stolen the blinds or made plays, but I was too nitty with a chip lead.
Overall it was a great learning experience though, I must say.