Strategy for late buy-in MTT
I've been playing almost entirely 360-seat and 90-seat MTT on Pokerstars
and doing fairly well at them. Even when I don't cash, I stay in for a good amount of time. I've tried a few of the regular tournaments and cannot say the same.
My record for staying in one of these regular MTT is 23 minutes, not even half the late buy-in period. I've tried playing loose, I've tried playing tight, I just can't seem to get anything going. I invariably end up all-in with QQ or KK and lose to A9 or something similar. I'm having a very hard time understanding why there is such a huge difference between the two types of tournaments for me.
Is there some strategy I'm not aware of for these tourneys, such as waiting to register until just before the end of the late buy-in period? It's getting very frustrating to start with 3200 players and end up going out in 4500th because of late buy-ins. I had avoided the wait because after an hour the starting stack was going to be pretty short compared to blinds, but at least I'd still be in it.
Or, should I just forget even trying these 1.10, 2.20 tournaments until my bankroll is up to around $100?