Originally Posted by babydrago9
Just adjust to the players on your table and focus on accumulation instead of just having a goal to double up. After a good hour on your table you should have a good idea on whos playing what style and so just adjust accordingly; unless you get unlucky then you should do well if you pick your spots well. Only think about cashing on day three imo, you don't want to have a goal which makes you make plays to tightly or even to loosely before day three to cash, just make the best decisions relating to your spots
yes. this is about right.
basically you cannot win, or even cash this tourney in 1, 2 or 3 days. So don't focus too much on goals for those first couple of days.
If you sort through the data for the last several years when there were huge fields, I believe you'll find that RARELY do the chip leaders on day 1 or 2 make it to the final table; in fact frequently they do not even cash. This is simply NOT a tournament where playing well for a while or running good on a day or 2 is enough. that is why it is the world championship. The goal, above all else is just to survive with a relevant stack. aim to bag and tag at the end of each day with the biggest stack that you can manage that is still a decent stack. You don't have to be a chip leader. you don't even have to be an average stack. you just have to be in the hunt. Look at Greg Merson, 2012 for inspiration. It could have been quite easy for him to get discouraged and punt his stack when he got crippled. But he didn't. This tourney gives you time; which is a gift if you are a good player.
Sometimes when I hear players say "Don't play to cash. play to win!" I wonder if those players are just repeating what they've heard elsewhere, or if they've really ever succeeded at multi-day events with that approach? I'm not saying it cannot be done...I'm sure that attitude has bred plenty of winners....and losers.... but my logic is: why focus your energy on your state's legal bar exam, when you haven't even graduated high school yet? One step at a time....yes keep the end goal in sight, but presumably, NOBODY enters the main event unless they are prepared to try and win it when the opportunity presents itself. But I think a 'balls out" or "go big or go home" approach is a serious mis-step in a tourney that is as deepstacked and slow as this one. For turbos, YES! for typical tourneys....possibly....but for the main event? I don't know....I've never played it... It's just my speculation