re: Poker & U need to suck out to win a MTT !!!
"I've never been to a final table without hitting the perfect card once earlier in the tournament" - Dan Harrington
(I'm quoting from memory, but it's something like that :P)
His quote is of course talking about major ($5K+ buyin) tournaments, which are much harder to go far in, but it's almost the same with the small buyin MTTs we all play.
You don't need to suck out to win at all, but I find that every tournament I've either won or FT'ed, I've won several races to get their. If you're not healthily stacked, and are facing your share of all ins (which is usually the case), then you do need some luck to win. Skill still dominates, but luck helps a shitload.