MTT Stages Identification

    • xyperion
      xyperion
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.09.2009 Posts: 4
      Hi all :)

      I have going over the tutorials for the MTTs and I get the overall idea,but there is one main issue I am not sure about. I wanted to ask how do you determine in which stage you are in when you are playing MTTs? Is it fine to use the strategy for the SNGs, according to which you are in early stage when you have more than 24BB,in middle stage when you have between 13BB and 24BB and in late stage when you have less than that? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide :)
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    • VorpalF2F
      VorpalF2F
      Super Moderator
      Super Moderator
      Joined: 02.09.2010 Posts: 8,910
      It's different.
      When you're silver, read the article "how to play at different stack sizes".

      Short version:
      How many big blinds do you have left.
      < 14 Push/fold

      >= 14 and < 20 don't open unless you can handle a 3-bet. Be acutely aware of other players stack sizes. Look for steal/resteal opportunities

      >= 20 and <= 30 Open raise when appropriate

      >= 30 pick on the little guys.

      Note:
      A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

      although that more-or-less answers your question it is a lot more complicated than that.

      There is a general overview in How do you plan an MTT?
      --V
    • xyperion
      xyperion
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.09.2009 Posts: 4
      Thank you a lot for your help :)