Sometime ago Phaedrus posted a thread called Beyond ICM. I cannot for the life of me remember the context of the post but I did make good notes about the strategy he laid out. The intent, IIRC, was to layout a strategy to attack the low-limit regular speed SNGs middle/end game where standard ICM does not always fit. This is a repost of that thread with a few tweaks I have discussed with Phae (feel free to mod as needed man).
Following this strategy has allowed me to attain 22% and 13% ROI at the $1 and $2 since April - not spectacular but for a part-time, long-time losing player, I'll take it. Now if I could ever get traction when I move up - variance has a wicked sense of humor - I might actually eek out a profit.
5 - 6 Handed
Open Raise Group 6+ from any position
Open Shove Group 3+ from any position
Open Shove Group 4+ from BTN/SB
Open Shove Group 6+ from any position
Open Raise Group 6+ from any position - Add Ax from BTN/SB
Open Shove Group 6+ - Add Ax from BTN/SB
Open raise amount should be 2.5 to 3 BB.
Be aware of a short stack left to act and adjust your opening range up accordingly.
If you are likely to get called in one or more spots, leaving you OOP, consider tightening your Yellow M opening range.
If you raise 3 consecutive hands and meet no resistance, consider a tighter range on the 4th consecutive hand. Someone is going to look you up and you do not want to give those "hard-earned" chips back.
Facing a 3Bet pre-flop, reshove 88+, AQ+. Fold everything else. You could consider flatting AA or KK. When you are OOP you could also consider flatting with 88, 99 and TT preflop as a stop and go. If you do that from orange M though, you still have to shove any flop, including an AKQ flop. You still want to be shoving JJ+ though, because you lose too much value from smaller PPs when a scary flop comes and they bail.
DO NOT CBet versus more than one opponent OOP. Now if it checks around and the turn comes a blank, consider a delayed CBet. If you are facing opponents that do not know how to hit the FOLD button, check and fold to any action.
Given the right table conditions - a string of tight players to your left - this strategy can be used 7 or 8 handed as well.
GL at the tables, gr8 repost chap and ty phaedrus75 for the original...although i only have a small sample it seems this guide has helped me in mid stages i gotta admit it was alot looser than i usually play but not as loose as i thought it was...anyways can this guide be adapted to a 90 man mtt.. ITM would be 12th place.. so where would i start to apply this guidecloser to the bubble or say from 20th on down depending on mzone ofc
thnks again guys trinin3improve35