i play whatever way the table lets me. something i found out playing single day live tournaments which usually have a 1 or 2 hour late registration is, i usually have within 20% more or less of my starting stack when late registration ends. So in a majority of small tourneys most of the time playing early really didnt make that big of a difference.
I can discuss politics, religion and play poker without getting emotional.
I play a little tight at first but I don't generally keep playing that way for an hour. A lot depends on the type of tournament. In a turbo with 5 minute levels I will loosen up probably after 15-20 minutes of play. I may wait longer in a 10 minute level mtt.
Generally I play tight , not so tight as in the past , but still tight enough unfortunatelly in tournaments . I have to change this in the near future . The more blinds I have , the easier it is for me to see more hands and play more loose
In all stages of the tournament. My favorite style is tight-aggressive. I play more aggressively against tight opponents, and I play more tight against loose and aggressive players. Of course, a lot depends on the size of my stack. The larger the size of my stack, the more I expand my range.