Estimating how long a mtt will last.

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    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
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      Usually depends on variety of factors such as player pool and structure.

      The easiest way is to check how long the last tournament of the same name lasted for.
    • Asaban
      Asaban
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      Joined: 22.09.2006 Posts: 8,234
      If the tournament already started (and late reg is over) you can easily do some maths:

      Number of players*starting stack = total number of chips in play

      total number of chips/40 = ~Bigblind when Headsup takes place

      You can now look at the structure and identify the blindlevel with the bigblind you had as result. See how many levels there are left until this big blind will hit. Multiply the number of levels left with the time per level and you have a fairly exact messure.

      Regards,
      Asaban
    • tommygecko
      tommygecko
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      Joined: 11.08.2012 Posts: 1,229
      Originally posted by Asaban
      If the tournament already started (and late reg is over) you can easily do some maths:

      Number of players*starting stack = total number of chips in play

      total number of chips/40 = ~Bigblind when Headsup takes place

      You can now look at the structure and identify the blindlevel with the bigblind you had as result. See how many levels there are left until this big blind will hit. Multiply the number of levels left with the time per level and you have a fairly exact messure.

      Regards,
      Asaban
      Why is it 40? It depends on the speed of the tourney too does it?
    • Asaban
      Asaban
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      Not really. 40 is just the best solution imo. I assumed that the Headsup takes place while both players have ~20BB left each (therefore 40 total). In most cases that's quite accurate. It might differ for +/- two blind levels in the end - nevertheless there is no way to get a more accurate time frame.

      In superturbo or hyperturbo tournaments you might need to adjust slightly. But even in these tournaments final table play is kinda "deep".

      Regards,
      Asaban