re: Poker & itm without playing most of the game
double up early and make a healthy stack and in sngs you can make it to the money30% of the time i,d say but sitting out id say 5 % or less. as for pros sitting out when they make a healthy stack ,i disagree as "pros" probably wont bother with little freerolls
. bullyin with a big stack is a common good strategy used by decent mtt players , good tourney strategy is to start tight ,then loosen up as the blinds increase ,i see lots of sit outs over the years and it irritates me when they think they can stay out of the game and still cash,of course it does work from time to time ,but as a valid way to play i would seriously advise against . i mean you either play poker or not . my missus starts a freeroll about the time we take the dog for a walk ,it takes 20 mins or so and when we return she has lost maybe 300 chips which she will often win back quite quickly ,she often cashes in these freerolls . but yes it happens people sit out and cash , but as a serious strategy (your not serious about doing this !are you?) play only premium cards only! sure! but sit out and hope to cash is madness, unless you dont actually like poker and just want the money.