SnG's. 9 or 10 seats? Does it make any significant difference?
One thing I've noticed is that alot of poker sites
such as pokerstars
and full tilt run 9 man SnGs while others such as Party or Bodog run 10 man tables.
I was wondering this the other day, but does 9 vs 10 make much of a statistical difference in the long run? Has anyone ever done an analysis of this?
Personally I would think 10 mans would be preferred largely because for the same buy in the payout is higher. Based on my experience (which is heavily slanted in favor of 10 man tables over 9 man and thus isn't a large enough sample size to be conclusive) I find that my percentage of money finishes is virtually the same however my Return on Investment is lower for 9 mans. This also makes sense to me because I find I am very rarely being put out early and at low to mid buy in levels an extra person is more likely to be a poor player than a good one.
Thoughts? Anyone have any links to where someone may have explored this idea?