Originally Posted by nuts422
Just out of curiosity, what odds does one need to win in order to break even in a multi-player tourney?
With 10% rake, you need 55/100 there too obviously.
So why do multi-player then?
The reason why you need to win 55/100 is because most HU matches have a 5% rake, so if you break even by winning 1/2 of the HU matches you play, you are losing 5% of your money, or in other words you have to win 55% to break even.
Your question about MTTs is obviously asking about cashing and not winning. You certainly don't have to cash in 55% to break even in MTTs. 55% cash rate would be extremly amazing and most sites would investigate you for cheating, lol.
I took a look at the top online players from the bluff magazines poker database and the top players are cashing 15-20% of the time in MTTs. I just started playing MTTs on poker stars
so my sample size is way too small to be accurate but it is 33% and on bodog I cash 23%.
I just think the HU matches are silly because I feel it is really hard to win these consistantly. Maybe I just don't play HU matches that well... HEY that could be an interesting experiment. Play 100 HU matches and see how many you win. I may be interested in taking a challenge on this. Any ideas?