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MTT Play coaching 21.07.2011 - Thu Jul 21, 2011, 11:16 PM
kiroman68's Avatar
Since: Jan 2010
Posts: 113
Question for 19honu62

Can you please write down how to do the math to find out the average stack to be ITM?

Thu Jul 21, 2011, 11:41 PM
TrumpinJoe's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,557
Quick generic answer:
I = places paid
F = field size
C = total chips in play

Avg Stack at ITM = I / F * C

9 man Sng sample

I = 3
F = 9
C = 13500

3 / 9 * 13500 = 4500
Mon Jul 25, 2011, 08:27 PM
19honu62's Avatar
Since: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,770
kiroman thank you for the question and Joe for the answer. I calculate it somewhat different but each works.

starting chips x # of players / # of places paid or
3000 times 1000 players divided by number of places paid 100

For instance 1000 players mtt starting with 3000 chips means 3 million chips in play. 100 get paid so in order to have an average stack at ITM ( in the money ) we need 30,000 chips.

Now keep in mind that you won't necessarily need to have 30k chippies to be ITM but it is a good goal to know where you should be in order to have chips to play with to make it to a final table.

Let's take it one step further as I discussed this in my session as well. In the same tourney we need 333,333 chips to have an average stack at the Final Table which is 3 million chips in play / 9 players at FT.

Gidee Up!


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