Originally Posted by 5pAce_C0wb0y
Personally my aim isn't to cash it's to win so I wouldn't make this consideration.


But how often are you in the money when you don't win?
And when you are in the money, what position do you finish in relative to the rest of the field?
It's just like making any other decision in poker or
gambling in general.
We don't make bets where the
odds of winning is worse then the
pot odds.
Let's say the tournament costs $215 to enter but the least amount of money you can win is $480 in 13th place. That's a profit of $265. So if you do get in the min money, at least you're going to show a profit.
There's 97 people in the tournament and 13 places are paid. Those 13 places are the top 13.4% of the field.
But lets say you've figured out that on the average you end up in the top 15% of any tournament you play. If that's the case, you're less probable to cash.
On the other hand, if the tournament was paying the top 18% of the field, your good to go.