Hello, to endure/make it through the final tables of tournaments

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I'm relatively new to poker and have been playing tournaments, but every time I get to the final tables, they start betting everything constantly. I try to enter only with premium hands, but the blinds start to corrode me and, in the end, I'm left with a low bankroll and end up bursting before the bubble.”
 
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At the finals you need to expand a little bit your range if this keep happening. A little bit of lucky is also nedded :D

Just be careful with bluffing or paying like a hero.
 
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I'm relatively new to poker and have been playing tournaments, but every time I get to the final tables, they start betting everything constantly. I try to enter only with premium hands, but the blinds start to corrode me and, in the end, I'm left with a low bankroll and end up bursting before the bubble.”
It honestly depends what you mean by "betting constantly". If you are one of the middle or even short stacks, if people are constantly playing eachother in pots, and their stacks are taking large swings, it's more than ok to tighten up.

You print money everytime a larger stack than you gets into trouble and cripples his stack or gets knocked out. Sometimes it just doesn't happen and you start blinding out a bit, so you'll need to start looking for good spots to shove all in pre-flop and pick up the blinds.

There is probably some good resources for handling that situation on this site.

I would recommend the 30-day poker course, they have a chapter on pushing all-in preflop, and on ICM which is the concept that drives most decisions at the Final Table. Once you go through those chapters, you'll see how much value people are throwing away in your final tables.

This will make it more bearable to be patient. Good luck!
 
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if you feel you are playing right just have a little patience and your game will prevail.
variance in poker is very strong, especially in MTT.
 
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Hi.
At the final table, your play should be more aggressive, depending on your position. In most cases, luck at the final table is more important than player skill, but still, try to play with good cards :)
 
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Some players incorrectly believe that the bubble occurs when only one participant remains to wait for the departure. This applies to events with a small number of players. If the event has a lot of registrations and a lot of participants with a short stack, the Bubble can be considered a stage when there are several places left before the prizes, sometimes even 10-100.Knowing what Bubble is in poker and understanding how important prizes are for you and other opponents, you can choose the optimal strategy for playing at this stage of the tournament. It directly depends on the size of the player's stack in relation to the blinds and opponents who are at the same table with him.The tournament lobby is a useful tool that allows you to get complete information about your position in the event. If there is a bubble in poker, it will be useful for you to find out if there are opponents with smaller stacks, in what position they are in relation to the blinds. Given these data, you can calculate your game so that the other player will be the first to fly out, and you will get into the prize zone.
 
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