We will see a large chunk of the field playing “cash” lineups in small-field tournaments. This presents a unique opportunity to play a lineup you would expect to see in a larger field tournament. Even if you hit the right stack in a large field tournament, it may not be enough even to hit the cash line because all of the other players in that tournament are game-stacking.
In smaller fields, with only a small percentage of the field stacking games, when your stack hits in a big way, not only are you all but certain to cash, but more often than not you are live to win the tournament. (I consider small fields to be 500 people or fewer, but I primarily play in contests with fewer than 100 entries.)
Each week I will go through a few game stacks to consider in these types of contests. As well as what I consider the most important leverage points of the slate.