180 seat-$5 vs $11 comparison
Maybe its just the particular $11 180 sng I just finished, and as i don't play a whole lot of theses, I play them after a good showing in a smaller buy-in tourney.
In this particular game ($11) to be a whole lot more 'testy'. Most of the players here seemed to want to get this game over. Half the field was gone in about 25 minutes. At about 40 minutes, 80 % were gone. Granted this was a turbo, and that speeds things up a bunch, but even this was high speed. IMO.
Compared to a more normal $5 buy-in 180 seat, even a turbo, I found the $11 pace a bit frantic. And where there is frenzy, there is bad play. I made my share of bad plays here, got properly rewarded (LMAO) as did others.
I am not sure at all what I can make of this. I doubt this one was statistically anywhere near normal.
Keeping an eye on it, I see that at the 50 minute mark, they are just 7 spots from the money (18 spots pay). This is very very fast. I've seen ultra turbos move slower....
Edit add..These folks look determined to get ITM by the 1st break. 5 minutes till the 1st break, 19 players left.
More add. They did it. 4 minutes till the break and they are ITM.
Conclusion here should probably be that if one can avoid the frenzy, perhaps even as a multi-table distraction, these could be actually considered soft. Especially if this particular game is not so un-ordinary.