MTTs - How often. .
Should I be looking to cash?
I have to say so far i've been pretty unsuccessful in MTTs, barring three final tables, 2 of those were NLHE freerolls
where I picked up $40 and $25 respectively, and the other was a limit tourney where I picked up $100 odd. It's still +ROI, but only just, and the limit FT seems like a world ago.
A lot of time I bubble, or go out with about 15-20% of the field remaining on a 10% bubble. It's fairly demoralising playing for 2/3 hours only to miss out on the money and have it all be a waste of time, financially speaking.
I just want to know really how often the successful MTT players of you cash and if I should be worried that I can go sometimes up to 10/15 MTTs
at a time without cashing. What's a good entry/place ratio? Or is it all dependant on the size of each cash?
Also, any tips for MTT play? My normal strategy is getting into a lot of pots on the cheap if I can with good drawing hands, hoping to hit and if I do, plaing it strong. Monsters preflop I play aggressively. The only thing i've noticed though, and I wouldn't mind some specific advice on this actually, is that mid pocket pairs seem to cost me the most in MTTs. When is it alriht to call a preflop raise with a mid PP. And, is it worth raising into an unraised pot with a mid PP in middle position? Would you always call a mid PP in early position and hope the pot isn't raised? If it does get raised, do you call the raise for set value? How many callers would be needed etc and how small would the raise need to be? I'm sure this is my leak but I just can't get my head around plugging it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
FTR, I usually play $1/2/3/5 buyins, either freezeout or rebuy. Normal fields can range from 200 up to 800 at peak times.