Ok first off, I just got back from a party, had a bit to drink, not feeling completely comprehsnible, but just bear with me.
Second off, I am completely aware that this post is, above all else, and among other things, first and foremost, a brag post. I maen that's obv. But beyond that I realy think I'm having some issues on closing the deal....
Okay so since last saturday, I think, (the one before last) I have made 9 FTs in pretty big events. (obv braggin) but I have only won one of them (in which I sucked out when trying to pull a stop n go with k9 and hit a K on the river) and in only 2 of them have I got my money all in on a flip which I lost. In the other 6 I have got my money in straight up dominated, and not even in good position really at all... i.e. 44 vs jj, 66 vs 1010. 88 vs kk, qk vs ak, etc. etc. etc. and really, in ever single one of them except for maybe 1 or 2, I have lost with a completely empty feeling that I got outplayed in the end, and that I could have done much more to accumulate all of the chips. I feel I get overly LAG at the wrong times when I think I should be trying to control the table, and conversely overly TAG sometime when I think I should be letting some ppl be knocked out which would increase my FE only having to make 5 or 6 ppl fold in hands. But in pretty much everyone I have gone from middle in chips to out or middle in chips to short stacked to out and can't change that pattern. So my basic question is has any of you successful MTTers/closers been in similar situations where you felt like you were able to best most of the field but normally choked when it came down to it. And if so, how have you adjusted your game to put yourself in the best position to win every single chip. I mean I know I'm still going to make what i think are plus EV moves and that doesnt change despite my stack/stature in the tourney, but I feel there is metagame or game theory applications that i am not using correctly that could help elevate my game and take it into, at least, the top 3 pay spots and hopefully lead to me TID'ing a tourney at least 1nce every now and then when I ft. Anybody have any help on how one is to possibly adjust his game to be put in a situation to most likely take down a win at the FT.
I mean, essentially, what I'm asking (I cant articulate it much better than this) is how do you or do you not adjust your game when at the FT of a tournament to put yourself in the best position to win.
responses welcomed and appreciated
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