ICM and tournament general questions
I've been playing more tournaments online, and been having some OK results I suppose. I haven't won any yet, and I think it's probably pretty hard to win any tournament, BUT, I seem to be doing a lot of min/medium cashing, rather than top 5 finishes. I only have 2 top 5 finishes in about 30 tournaments played, and 8 cashes, which is actually OK...but sadly I'm actually still down total money (no deep runs in bigger buy-in tournaments, top 5 finishes in $1 and $5.50). A lot of times, once I'm in the money, I rarely find myself being one of the "big stacks", as I try to select my spots well, and don't do a ton of aggressive stack building plays. I always seem to get KO'd getting my money in good, but sometimes I wonder if it's worth it if I have like 15-20 BB's left, top 15, to just really sit around and wait for more people to get KO'd, or try to build up a stack to get into the top 8+, where the pay jumps really seem to start to matter. I've also realized that when I got 2nd, you gotta just win flip, flip, hold vs 35% FD, hold vs 30% SD, ect, should I just keep plugging away with my "small ball" strategy, or try to switch it go and go for some "go big or go home" strats?