This is a discussion on Final table within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; How to play in the final table of the tournament, when blinds are big, do the push/fold strategy is the best in that situation ???
If at the final table your stack is less than 10BB, then the optimal strategy is push / fold. In this situation, you can not allow the blinds to pass through you. You can get away from the push / fold strategy when the stack size goes up to 20+ big blinds.
You really gotta play each hand hand by hand. See how the action before you goes then decide what to do.
Understand how the guys to your left play. The worst situation are guys who will call off half their stack with garbage. It's good for you when you come up with a real hand and they will double you up. But most times you are gonna have to shove with marginal stuff and hope people fold. When you got guys who will call with crap like Q8os, your A3 type hands are very vulnerable.
depends your position on the table and the amount of chips you have, if you are the leader in chips stay firm and only play good hands "do not lose your chips" if you are in the middle position and try to get chips to the chip leader, in the other positions he plays aggressive and avoids the chip leader.
I try not to let my stack get below an amount that can seriously effect most of the other stacks. I don't want to lose my fold equity. Sometimes this idea helps me rather than the if you are around 10BB shove idea as sometimes the blinds are so high at final table that everyone is short stacked.
How to play in the final table of the tournament, when blinds are big, do the push/fold strategy is the best in that situation ???
push / fold strategy - often underestimated by players. After all, betting on the whole stack has a good fold equity. You will be able to steal blind bets much more reliably, simply by making a solid raise preflop. In doing so, you prevent the villains from making bluffs and semi-bluff reraises and tri-bets, leaving them no room for maneuver. They can only accept your push or throw their cards.
Of course, it's worth considering the stack sizes of your opponents - it's not often to bluff a player with a very large stack, and very small. Both can / are forced to play a very wide range of hands.