Originally Posted by Latvian Queen
I have won the $1T twice and I thought it was rather easy and the best of all - fast. Easy - because in the 1st half hour at least a half of people fall out going all-in every hand, and fast because it took just over an hour to make it to the money.
After the wins, I did not join Ferguson however. I chose to exchange the $1T for real $ and just add on other freeroll money wins to actually join $1+0.25 Sit&Go. I see it as better ods on flipping the first $1, then playing over a thousand people on Ferguson.
Worked for me...
You're right. It is better odds
. It's kinda comparable to a cash game having better odds than any kind of tournament. The more players, the more people you have to beat. That puts an instant dent in your odds right there, and it's a huge one. So a big multi-table tournament's more a lottery than an SNG. I like splitting the difference. I like twenty seat SNG's. They're fun because you get to switch to LAG a lot sooner, but have to exercise TAG.
Still, you can't beat an MTT for the payouts, it's just that it's such a lot of work to get to paid. They're real tests of endurance. Mentally, physically, and emotionally. That's just online. I imagine live ones to be even more draining.
Thought about it and you can't really compare cash to tournament. It's just that your odds of winning money and keeping it are better. In a cash game you only need to win a very few hands to double up or better, and don't really have to beat anyone though that's a lot of fun. Oh but you only keep the money if you leave at the right time.