This is a discussion on Tournament stages. Early/middle/late within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; Why I am always cheapleader on beginning and middle of tournament, but can't win late game?
I am trying to play adequate aggressive.
Easy became one of
Play late stages and final tables as if they are a Sit-n-Go's
The mentality I take when it gets down to about 45 players is to treat it like a multi-table sit-n-go where everyone just starts with different amounts of chips. This not only puts me in a mindset of how to properly play the final 5 tables, but also gives me a slight refreshed feeling at the thought of starting a new tourny. Then, when you get to the final table, treat it like a brand new 9-player sit-n-go, just with different people getting different chips to start with. This mentality especially helps if you have a successful sit-n-go strategy which is different than your MTT strategy.
6th March 2018, 7:44 PM
The Boss 
re: Poker & Tournament stages. Early/middle/late
Probably what's going on is that you manage to beat out a lot of the bad players while the better players are still around in the late stages of the tournament. There is an interesting section of David Sklansky's Tournament Poker for Advanced Players that discusses why the WSOP day one chip leader never wins, it be worth checking out.
6th March 2018, 7:54 PM
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Thank you, Jonathan and The Boss!
Will use your strategies.
Now learning Sklansky's theory deeply.