For example, my stack size 14th of 292 and I wouldn't mind to stay this way till I become 14th of 14.
What's the best way to keep that's already yours?
I have been in this situation lots of times, if you stop earning chips you will probably finish 50th place, I will wait for premium hands and try to steal pots when I am dealer or blind with 1 or 2 people in the pot and when they look passive in the hand.
I was thinking about this thread over the evening, for some reason, and one thing a pro once said - sometime somewhere has stuck with me, and it honestly makes a lot of sense.
He said - essentially - always try to keep at or above the average stack size. If you do this for the entire tourney - you will either come in 1st or 2nd.
Its kinda obvious looking at it like that - but it's true.
If we dont worry about chip leading, and always try to keep at least average stack size we will have a shot at FT and top 3 every tourney we play. Its a ponder-able statement.
it will be impossible to leave the same position, because the structure of the tournaments is such that if you no longer take any action, then by the time there are 14 players left in the tournament, your stack will be eaten long ago by other opponents. a rather strange question, in fact) but a banal advice is to continue to play in your style and play well, without making mistakes, then more and more often you will have higher positions