Throwing away a chip lead.
I am pretty new to Poker, I started to study and play on free apps such as Wsop
and Zynga and believe I have a sound understanding of the fundamentals of Poker and this past week I decided to start playing real money
. At the start of multi table tournaments I have played solidly and in several instances been the runaway chip leader at some stages but I seem to throw it away for some reason as the tournament progresses.
I start loosening up with the intention of further increasing my chip lead but then in a couple of hands I just make almost greedy calls, decimate my stack and go on tilt, furious with myself for making a decision I knew was not optimal play. I am just looking for some tips for tournament play when you start well and build so you are a large stack. How do you find the balance between building your stack and consolidating your lead and avoiding going broke?
Should I tighten up when I have a lead and just play premium hands or should I apply pressure on the blinds really often?
Also if anyone could recommend some software so that I can record my gameplay and then be able to analyse it, would be hugely helpful.