Originally Posted by xmarus91
Okay so when I'm the final 36 I tend to play like no hands.. except pocket pairs big flush cards.. I usually fold hands I wouldn't for big pots like A K off suit, or AQ JJ even, POCKET 10'10 get folded easily to.. just feel like I get put all-in with these hands and I lost 70% of the time.. but when I fold and wait for better spots I end up making FT like 40% of the time when just being top 36 my chances to make the FT is 25%... but yea hate AQ hate AK for sure in big pots late in tournaments hardly wins for me. anyone else notice this pattern? Early it does great, late it does horrible
Folding big hands like AK, 1010 could be too tight, but it depends on effective stack sizes. This late in a tournament, you dont need to flip for 50+ BBs with AK. But if effective stack is only 10 BBs, then folding would be bad.
Playing this tight, what is your stack size at the final table? I would assume it's fairly small if you were around average stack at 36 players left. Do you feel comfortable making FT with a short stack? Or would you rather make FTs less frequently but with a much larger stack to play with? Making FT 25% of the time is pretty good, so why not set yourself up to win more often entering with a large stack?