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 
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
Online Poker at: 888.com
Thank you, Jonathan and The Boss!
Will use your strategies.
Now learning Sklansky's theory deeply.
15th June 2018, 1:35 AM
Poker at: bet on line
Game: hold em
re: Poker & Tournament stages. Early/middle/late
your betting has to change. most flops at that stage will only see two or three players all of which will have some kind of hand. and always watch out for a sleeper checking all the time and dont raise the flop as often thats some things i tend to conciously do at the end
15th June 2018, 2:58 AM
Online Poker at: ACR
Game: hold em
Are you shoving a lot in the late stages, rather than seeing flops?
Are you putting pressure on the small stacks, forcing them all-in?