Originally Posted by neafana
I'm interested in finding your opinion on something. I'm micro MTT player and I also play satellites to low and midstake MTT's (11-44), and lately, since I don't have the time to unregister and take the tournament money, I have to play into this.
This weekend I went deeper in big 22, being eliminated on 33 or 35 from more than 5000 people. When I reached the final 50, I saw that 80% of the people were mid to high stake players (playing also 55, 215, and 1000 WCOOP buy ins) and I saw that most of them had very nitty stats (over 30 40 hands), and in my opinion they were playing ABC poker, nothing spectacular like bluffs, floating, a lot of 3Bet, not stealing too much or 4Bet, etc., things that I was expecting to see at this level.
The only difference that I saw is that they are pushing more wide with 10 12 BB and calling shoves lighter when they are 10-15BB.
I'm considering myself a winning player at micro MTT and I think that if I will build a bankroll I will be able to be a winning player (of course with a smaller winrate) also in low midstakes (11-109).
Do you think I'm wrong?
I don't doubt it for a second. There are people out there that make a good living playing MTTs with an average buy-in of $10.
Getting through large fields in the $3, $5, $11, up to $44 range is about playing quality cards aggressively, knowing push/fold spots, short-stack play, and evaluating hands against loose opponents' wide ranges.
Of course, when you get to the $55, $109 and higher range, there are players that can put you in tough spots if you just play ABC poker.
That being said, large field MTT's are about the highest variance out there, so make sure you have enough buy-ins to put in high volume and endure bankroll turbulence!
Hope this helps and good luck at the tables!