Originally Posted by ramdeebam
However, because micros has a ton of players, you're less likely to find any MTT tournaments with anything more than 1000's+ players
RAM, you're (once again) speaking 'strictly' about PokerStars
. There are other sites out there, lol (some where it'd be difficult to even reach 1,000 entrants even in micros.. ie. iPoker's Daily$1 is a $1,000guar. (deepstack - 3,000chip) & their $1Daily$1r/a is $1,500 (gets 600-700 entrants).
Even on Stars though, there are quite a few 500Cap., 1,000Cap. tourneys.
Try to play alot of smaller field tourneys. Also consider adding in MTT-SNG (ie. 45's or 180's... 45's 'regular speed' on FTP used to be great & had ALOT of MTT regs. in them)
OP, not sure what your goal is here... is it to try to play MTT's optimally or are you lookin' to 'min-cash' by taking lines w less variance plays?
MTT's are not the easiest game to play as far as 'mind-feck' stuff. You can be playing great & even going deep regularly & still not hit any significant cashes for long stretches. You can be sitting in top10 spots for first couple hours, then bust out in 3hands just off bubble, etc. etc. etc. etc. They are not for everyone by any means.