Who Gives a Fuck
"Here's the situation: I bought in to a $22 No Limit tournament on Pokerstars. 73 total entrants. We are in the first level and I am dealt QQ. As Oh Captain recently said: "In the early stages of bar poker, I hate to go crazy to early with hands like QQ." This wasn't bar poker, but the theory still applies. QQ is a premium hand but nobody likes to go home in the first level because you couldn't get away from a premium hand."
Interesting comments by both Oh Captain and JammyHawk. However in Jammie's situation I have a different take. In Oh Captain's situation he is out to have some fun, get a few beers in him, play bar poker. In this case I would want to stay around a little longer and would be more careful. In Jammie's situation however I am like fuck it. I know your supposed to be all careful and pussy at the beginning of an MTT or SNG. However if your playing within your bankroll and limits I take the approach of who gives a fuck. I want to chip up early. A lot of people say that you never win an MTT in the early stages. Ok. I can agree with that. However those chips give you a lot of flexibility and allow you to play a whole lot wider and take advantage of a lot more spots. If I get a lot of chips early I usually can parlay them into a fuck load more chips early which then can make me the winner. I like the flexibility the early chip lead gives for my style of play. If I lose. Who gives a fuck. I can play another one in five seconds. It is the wonder of online poker. So next time you are faced with a hard decision, early in an MTT, use the Waffles WGAF method. It is ballah. Peace.