On rereading Snyder, one of the leaks in my game that I had identified was that on final tables I was too passive and allowing other players to knock each other out (and thus merging their stacks and making them bigger) while I remained aloof above the fray, trying to get closer to the money without playing.
Snyder said you should try to knock people out with any 2 cards if they cannot really harm your stack, so I gave it a shot on a final table tonight. Pretty good results.
6 players left, but only 3 get paid.
5 players left and another bites the dust.
4 players left, knock one out and we are in the money. My quad Tens should do the trick.
2 other players left to finish off and opponent cannot answer my pair of 3s.
One more player left and he goes for the straight…
… and misses.
And the beauty of it was that there was no interminable struggle on the bubble. The whole 9-man final table was over in minutes. And they say that RP is rigged.