Astin put a post up about Monday's FT, and Miami Don, posted a comment... I have some thoughts about it as well...
In my defense, theres not much pushing I'm going to do with 6 2- 9 5o, which were honeslty the cards I got for about 3 consecutive orbits.
If I ran into any suited connector or pair, it went in, and I actually stole with off suited gappers twice.
I recognized three things as well at that FT...
1) Big stack shoved everyhand (as they should) - If I had any defensible hand it went in (twice) and I stole
2) everyone else was pretty much playing the same cautious poker, so I can figure that waiting for as much as a medium hand in position will be a good spot to shove.
3) I'm definately not playing for the money. The only prize was first for the seat, so, being short I stole when I could, and waited for my shot at a double up knowing I would get it when I had a big hand
4) I got up from 18k to 30k at one point and raised from the c/o only to get rejammed, and had to fold.
At that FT, down to 7, I recognized the play, and knowing the capacity to call the shorty, so I can't necessarily shove without a medium hand, soooted connectors, etc..
I came to that table last in chips, and pretty much stayed there for about 5 orbits. I managed to sustain that level of chips, stealing at least once an orbit, then doubling up off of Snail.
It was a frustrating table and once I got below 20k at any point, I stole with atc.
What is at stake here, IMO, is going to make these FT play like that from here until its over. That sat seat is a beautiful thing, the largest ever, and people want it. And, with the fields as large as they are, you'd have to be Bayne to think you will get to multiple FT's, so the one you are in now might be your only shot... this will dictate the weak/tightness that was displayed on Monday.
Again, not saying its right, just get used to it...