I don't mind tourneys with a short list of players. Usually you get a much deeper game out of it because there is only 1-3 spots being paid depending. Usually it's a much tighter group so I can increase my range of hands a little more to get more value. here at my local casinos at least
I really enjoy a game when you have 4k-5k players playing and after nearly 2 hours your in the last 100 list.
It gives me more satisfaction that way.
You come across a vatiety of different players.
I dont mind either way. I will mostly play smaller ones due to time constraints but wont play any that are way to small. I do love the bigger ones better as winning those are so much more thrilling but again I dont have the time to play 10-12 hours straight.
Do you like playing tournaments with small fields?
I use a spreadsheet to track my poker entries as well as my finishing places. With a little digging into some statistics I have found that when I play in MTT's > typically with more than 100 entrants or so > I typically land above the 50% meaning I almost always beat out half the field. To me that shows that I am just more reserved as a player and am not going all in pre with trash like a lot of people do. Or even all in with decent cards pre unless its forced upon me. The people that shove for their starting stacks into 15/30 blinds are ridiculous. That being said I enjoy watching it weed out the field.
Smaller fields > Less than 50 players or so have given me much, much more success. I am starting to realize that maybe I am not the best MTT player and should focus on SNG's if I want to actually make some money.
How about you? I would assume because this is your post that you enjoy smaller fields.
I prefer small fields but with a good prize pool. Naturally you have to make a bigger investment for that to be possible. People tend to play a little tighter the higher the buy in so you have to be a lot more focused.