Master Nick wrote:I was in a tourny where top 9 gets paid, and I had the 3rd most chips. I was delt pocket rockets, and the chip leader went all in and i acually folded, cause I new I would make it to the final table and was really despetate for money.
I cannot count the number of times that I have folded a decent hand just to make sure I made it into the money. I am always checking the standings when it's very close to cashing in. If I am within 5 of making money, and I am also sitting pretty good with my chip amount (compared to the bottom of the field) I will fold a LOT until I'm definitely in the money. Then, I'll start playing aggresively after I know I have cashed.
Too many times I've been the one just missing the money by 1 or two because I played what I thought was a good hand, only to be beaten by an idiot that goes all-in wiht 9-2os ... and catches miracle cards. I'd rather be in the money than spend 3 hours playing just to miss cashing by one or two. But ... that's just me ... a cash whore.