Originally Posted by inflnlte
I think a lot of people overlook this and just concentrate on the minutes. The real thing you should look at is how many hands per level you get in. Its usually the same for a similar buyin tournament. But for example, a $11 tournament with 15 minute blinds will be similar to a $2 - 10 minute blinds because as you get the same amount of hands per level. I do think the 5 minute blinds are really fast and I would rather play in a 7 or 10 minute structure.
I don't understand! I've never found that higher buy-in tourneys are played at a slower pace than smaller buy-ins. Has anyone else found this?
However you will find that some sites have a 'normal' speed of 10 minute levels while others are 15 minutes. There's also a difference in the number of 'normal' players per table - some have 9 and others 10, while Sky's maximum is 6. Similarly turbos are different from site to site, as are hyper-turbos - some not only have one-minute levels but they also give a smaller starting stack.