Originally Posted by Jillychemung
I think there are a lot more tournies with overlays than you think. A number of the guarenteed ones on Bodog and UB routinely have overlays, at all levels of buy in. Heck I've even seen it happen on FTP as recently as a few weeks ago.
Yes, there are some. Many disappear by the time a 'late registration' period is over. The recent FT overlays could easily have been due to the holidays as well as that being the period that Stars was holding their Record Week with a lot of added payouts. Attracted a lot of players who might otherwise have been playing on FT.
Can't address Bodog since I only play the CC events there, but UB is easy to understand. They have lost a ton of players. I suspect they are studying the overlay cost and will adjust as future results are analyzed. I've seen a lot of their MTT's start with fields that look more like SnG's.
It's also hard to analyze a field size and overlay if it had satellite entries. The rake derived from the prior satellites often covers what 'seems' to be an overlay for the site.