The best strategy it seems to me is to play in a one table sit-n-go that feeds into a larger buy in tournament that awards seats. Playing in a 27, 42, or 86 dollar sit-n-go that feeds into one of the 650 dollar tournaments is a good bet for your moeny. THe 2+R are insane and complete luck. I would advise against the double shootouts unless you are a GREAT player. 1/81 players going to the WSOP is not very good odds
unless you are a great player. They are way too risky with longshot odds of winning.