This is a discussion on If you average placing in the top 10-15% in MTTs ? within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; Hello. I have often wondered how well a person could do if online, they average placing in the top 15% and try a live, say
In my experience, making the money does not pay the bills. In a $5K or $50k tourney the goal should be FT and then Top 3 and Win. Your level of competition at the Final Table will be much tighter and tougher to crack than the rest of the crowd, but percentages are useless due to the amount of luck needed to win as well. Just remember, in order to FT and win, you have to win your races. Put yourself in position to FT and hope for good luck.