Strategy help(low stakes, live action, small field MTT)
So, in my area there are several poker tournaments run a week, at various pubs and clubs. Generally there are 30-45 players at each.
Buy in is $2 (players start with 14k), with a $2 add on(20k) at the 1hour mark. Blinds start at 100/200 and increase at 20min intervals. (If you bust within the first hour you are given a free 5k).
Prize money is paid to the top 3. There are leader-boards for two month periods for each individual venue (500 for 1st, 400 for 2nd etc. 15 for 9-16), with the leader getting $100 for leading at the end of the two months (1200points is usually enough to win).
Play is often a mix between tight (seniors) and very loose (drinkers). I usually try and vary my play, as the seniors always assume I'm loose (I'm 21, so they profile me) and the drinkers don't bother to assume anything.
Now, I'm usually quite successful, but I would like to know what you all think would be the most profitable strategy? My overall strategy is to play almost every hand in the first set of blinds(especially with connectors and suits), and then tighten up until the add-on period, play a bit more aggressively during the first set of blinds again, and then tighten up, trying to make the final table and the points.
Is this correct? What would you do?
-Thank you, and may your rivers be profitable.