It doesn't matter which tournament to play. The most important thing is to have a plan for games, analyze your play and the play of your opponents, hone your opponents reading skills, learn to make informed decisions.
I only use special software to analyze the game. As for your question, I don't care who to play with. Each player needs a special approach.You're right in live games with villains you know very well. Or in online using soft like HM. But if you don't know nothing about 500 players from 1k paticipants of freeroll or you can play $100 MTT with 100 villains(mostly regulars or good players), what do you prefere?
What else increases my mathematical chance of winning according to my strategy, whether professional or donk
Who wants to have strong players at the table.) I prefer to win without much effort.
Most important is predictible of villain (but if he's LAG, he must play unpredictably also) and your experience on my mind.I think everyone would like to get a full table of weak players. In order to easily double your stack. But in fact, beating the strong and patient is twice as pleasant.
What would you say about Gus Hansen, Patrick Antonius and Tom Dwan.I prefer to play against loose and bad players, because it gives me the best chance to win. There are many names for these, like fish, donkey, maniac, funplayer etc. I dont care to much, if they are aggressive or passive, since both can be very profitable for me.