Originally Posted by only_bridge
On a side note.
That tournament that I was Sharkscoping took 20min.
They usually take almost 2hrs.
The only reg at the table folded all the way to heads-up, and then lost a flip.
I'm gonna comment here again because this ^ just isn't accurate.
For one, a 'typical' 'reg.speed' SNG of the $5-$10 buyin lasts roughly 1hr. Sometimes just a bit more than 1hr. (never anywhere near 2hrs., ever!.. a 27player doesn't last 2hrs. (usually 1.5) & a 45player SNG doesn't even last 2hrs.
As far as your estimation of how many winning players are sitting on the tables... I have a very LARGE sample size (take a look at the pic., this is just 'one' game but I get stats. on every single player on every single game, not just the ones I'm playing in but also others I've been watching... ie. when a friend is playing as I'll often watch a few of my friends play, chat with them on Skype & listen to their thought process).
When I say, ~4-5 players in the $10's are winning regs., it's because I have evidence to show this is fact. Even the $5's have ALOT of winning players in them (depending upon what time of day you're playing them).
Screenshot is of a $5, later at night. There are ALOT of Russian micro sng players who are decent players, many of them who've worked their way up from the $2's. Same guys are on the $10's, only more of them.