I have been looking back at my successes and failures in MTTs and have noticed that there always seems to be that ONE HAND that either gets you set for the rest of the tournament, or, sets you up for disaster for the rest of the tourney, I found no matter how good or bad I play, I can look back in hand history and pick out that ONE HAND I either won or lost that sets the stage for the remainder if the tournament. It is that hand you are absolutely sure you have it won and bet to get the pot up there, and you get caller(s) and get crippled, or, get set to play the rest of the tourney and make the money.
It's amazing that with all the hands played in a tourney, everything you did and worked for hinges on that ONE HAND.
You know the hand I mean, it's the one you slow play when you flop a set, and you build the pot only to be out kicked by someone doing the samething as you, or you outkick them.
I just thought it was very enlightening when I saw how many tournament outcomes are determined, not by your overall play, but by the outcome of that ONE HAND.
Just an observation