Estimating how long a mtt will last.

• Bronze
Joined: 11.08.2012
How do you estimate how long a mtt will last?
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• Coach
Coach
Joined: 03.08.2009
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.
• Moderator
Moderator
Joined: 22.09.2006
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
• Bronze
Joined: 11.08.2012
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?
• Moderator
Moderator
Joined: 22.09.2006
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