Are high buy in tournaments really over feared?
I don't really see too much to actually worry about, yes the players think alot more your likely to be targeted if your weak but even if you are inferior in skill
being aware your being targeted you can quite simply just adjust your game
to better suit you on a tough table.
Your still going to get spots, opponents playing a solid game and opponents playing to wide a range who are going to be missing the flop alott of the time.
If you know the fundamental range and the right positional range, and your adjusting to each player individually, thinking about what hands beat you post flop or what type of range they are on and making your decisions on a probable
circumstance where your normally right more than your wrong, then that's resulting in +EV
But in addition if your just thinking about your odds
what you need in order for a call to be profitable v's a range of whatever % the opponent is likely raising with and your noting individual players...
I'ts really not that hard to run deep and accumulate a big stack at any level.
After all it only takes a couple of big flips late on to do most of the work for you, you could quite easily pick off players from their and use a fearful stack and balanced aggression without coming into too much trouble until very late on in the tournament.
I also feel their are alot of live players who play at the highest level who have been fortunate to have the bankroll I really don't feel the average high stakes player has much more skill than a very good reg at a respectable level
maybe its a case of having more discipline and more emotional control... and just ''luck'' being able to get a big break if they are tournament players.
Granted if they have run up a huge roll on like pokerstars
from $10.00 playing cash games then they deserve recognition for making millions
but those players a few and far beetween, and obviously sponsorship goes a long way.
My view only, but yeah that's how I feel