re: Poker & Tournament half life
That is an interesting concept. The only stats I keep track of on the tournament page are players left, where the bubble is, average stack, and where my stack is. When I'm doing well ussually I'm top ten, and I tighten my game up, letting other players knock eachother out.
I used to play a lot of micro MTTs on PS back before I enlisted (the dime sit n gos IIRC), and I won quite a few of them by just playing tight. Then I'd use my image (and stack) to bluff a few pots, then go back to waiting for the nuts. Sometimes I'd sit out and go watch Family Guy with roommate.
I miss those days. Now I'm in Iraq.