What cards would you play?
When playing a tournament, sometimes I only draw dead cards and am unable to steal blinds or c-bet too as others manage to make a hand and 2-bet or 4-bet me and I lose.
I reach tournament halfway with stack in the bottom 10-20% with 15-25bb and start playing cards like Q9s, small pocket pairs, 67s K10o aggresively with 2.5-3.5x blind bets preflop(acc to position) and c-betting flops with 30-60% of pot. And again lose and come even lower to 5 to 15bb and wait for shoves or try sandwiching someone and end up eliminating.
My question is, if I am drawing only dead and not winning huge pots, what hands should I play? Should I keep playing tight hoping to get a good hand? Or should I understand the table and go for more bluffs with medium hands and position play? or any other strategy?