As the poker tournaments advance, the stakes increase. This influences how you play in the poker tournament, and should make you change your strategy accordingly. The Poker Tournament stakes influence your various factors such as playing strategy, as played before and after the Poker Tournament stakes are raised.
Let's take an example of a player that is getting nearer to the end of the poker tournament, with a smaller stack than the other players. This player has enough chips to play on this level, but as of the next one, when the tournament stakes rise, he will be at a position where he might lose it all in one hand.
Would you recommend this player to play before or after the tournament stakes are raised? The correct answer is that the player should actually wait, and bet only after the stakes are raised.
There are several reasons to play with a short stack only after the raise in the stakes: