Originally Posted by Kenzie 96
The better you are as a player, the more hands you want to see. Trying to just cash is a bad strategy anyway.
yep. If you think you are one of the better players at the table, then you want to see hands. Theoretically, if you are +EV then that edge can be broken down to a per hand gain...so on average you might gain 30chips per hand or something like that. So, to maximize your edge you'd want to see more hands.
If you decide to stall your way into the money; then you are essentially saying 1 of 2 things:
#1) I may not be one of the better players at the table, so my per hand equity is negative, so the fewer hands I see the more I will preserve my stack to make it into the money.
#2) I may be one of the better players at the table, and I stand to win chips by playing more hands, but I am choosing to forego that edge and lower my risk and lower my reward in favor of the relative safety of min cashing.
Either can be an acceptable strategy based on your relative skill level and your goals. For instance I think I'm a good player, but sometimes I find myself at a tough table where I think I'm outclassed. So, I change my strategy as a response and instead of trying to play lots of small pots, I try and play a few big or medium pots. If I'm short stacked to the point of push/fold poker, and I feel I'm outclassed at the table, and we are on the bubble but there are several other players that are also short stacked then I'm not in a big hurry to make my decisions.