Here's the thing. I must give an analogy. My senior highschool class had about 100 students; all male. Suppose one day they said, "everybody put a dollar in this pot. We are going to have a 100 meter race and the top 20% will each take $5." I would have gone home with a dollar less. Then, the next day they said, "Everybody put $1.25 in this pot. We are going to have an 800 meter race, first gets $50, second gets $30, and third gets $20. With the other $25 we are going to hire a cheerleader for the next game: you guys look terrible in those outfits." I would have gone home with $30. I couldn't sprint, but was the second fastest half-mile or longer racer.
This $1 + $0.25 had double starting stacks. I think my long game is my strength. The extra 25 cents gave me enough of an edge to take sixth. If I had joined a Ferguson, I probably would have finished out of the money. I consider this training for deep stack games. Look at the starting stacks vs. blinds at WSOP
. When I retire, about next week, I will have time for a six hour tournament.