Originally Posted by Irexes
My VPIP in tournies varies massively depending on stack and context.
I've played 80% of hands in the first hour and I've played 10%.
I've gone for an hour in mid-game withotu putting any chips in and I've played a dozen hands in a row.
Unlike Ring games where there is is merit in establishing a winning statistical equilibrium MTTs have no such stability. Every hand is different to the previous one as the blidns and stacks shift. So the right % is whatever is right for the situation in front of you, not some ideal figure.
(and in rebuys, if your VPIP doesn't start at 50% for the first half hour you're not trying)
First off, I'm not doubting your MTT abilities in the slightest. But I've played in quite a few MTT's and I've found more success playing tight rather than loose. I'm not saying that you can't run into a string of J9o, KTo, 97s hands and stack your opponents and win, I'm just saying that, with those types of hands, I was getting in sticky situations. And that's what I'm trying to get away from and playing tighter has got me there.
In rebuys, I feel the same way. I've proven, if only to myself, that playing a tighter and more aggresive game is the best way for me to chip up in these. Everyone else is playing loose on the idea that if they miss they can re-buy. Well, I want to be there when they miss and I catch.
I really haven't played many re-buys since I started tightening up my game. But I did play my normal game back then. My stats were somewhere in the range of 30/5. This worked very well for me as I won my way into a lot of the 6K sniper tournies on UB. By the end of the re-buy period I was not surprised to see myself in the top 5 and not needing to add-on.
But this works for me. 50%VPIP works for you, I have no doubts. I'm just putting in my 2c worth.