Too Funny So On We Go
It seems like I sparked up some debate yesterday with my anti-MTT post and from the comments and my girlie chat blowing up I just want to clearify a couple things.
Wait first go this article where the author goes a lot more in depth than I did.
First, the gist of the post was refering to me and me alone so remember it's my blog and I write how things relate to me. If I am ever refering to or implying something negative towards any individual I will use their name and most probably link them. So if you got your panties in a bunch then toughen the fuck up.
Second, the post was also meant for people to reflect on themself which I'm assuming it did. Like many of my other posts I base the content on myself but I try to write in a way people may want to look inward and see how that content may or may not apply to them. If you looked up yourself and thought just a little bit about your successes or failures as an MTT or cash player than good.
Finally and most importantly, my whole point is that 95% of people who play tournaments are losing players. That's it.
Yes they're fun, yes people work all day and play MTTs for entertainment, yes we have a competition like the BBT that attracked a lot of us many times a week, yes you need a different skill set to play MTTs than you do need for cash games, yes your buy-in is fixed, yes you have a chance to make a huge score (well some do), yes, yes, yes, to all the contrary opinions but I'll type it one more time.
95% of people who play tournaments are losing players. Again thats my whole point.
Look my biggest score at an MTT was recently at the Venetian where I won $3100 or so. I'm a guy thats never had a big score although I've tried and I will keep trying. Am I competent enough to win? I think so. Do I work on my MTT game and discuss situation with people who are better than me and that have had major successes? Yes I do. Would a big cash help my career as a professional poker player? Fucking A right it will. We can go on and on about the difference between cash and MTTs but I stand by the point I was trying to make.
Moving on. Maybe we can get some posts from the successful and almost successful tournament players on end game play? How about this one? Why don't some of you successful tournament players do a post about what it takes to win one of these things with stellar late game play and why you think so many people only go deep. Then maybe the guys who always go deep but never win can do a post about why they think they just can't get over the hump and win, if they are even trying to win.
It seems that many players, myself included, play like card dependent pussies and usually blind off waiting for KK or AA to hopefully show up late. Or people who just try to move up slots just so they can make another $100 instead of playing to win the fucking thing. This is something that would really interest me.
How about a couple examples? Let's take last nights 50-50. 1056 entrants $52,800 prize pool, 153 make the money. Minimum payout $79.20. Minimum final table payout $818.40, first prize $10090.08. It takes 127 cashes to equal one win, it takes 12 9th place finishes to equal one first place finish. Why is it that so many people play like complete scardy cats if they ever get into the money instead of playing for the one huge prize on top?
So why are some people successful and win some of these big prizes and why are a bunch of other players just ITM or final one or two table finishes but never seem to get that elusive huge win and are happy to come in 12th or 7th every time. And don't give me that unlucky shit. That would make some interesting reading to me and I'm sure many others to see the end game broken down and why some win and so many others only go deep.
The freeroll tonight and the Big Game on Sunday. Yes I'll be at both and I look forward to both. Yes I'll probably try to satellite into the $55K and $50-50 tonight as I try to take a shot at a big score. Yes that will be at Bellagio all weekend betting on baseball and trying to run over the soft $2/5 tables.
Enjoy your day and good luck tonight.