This post has been edited 4 time(s), it was last edited by nibbana: 08.01.2010 18:47.
In the example given all opponents skill levels are presumed to be equal
so in a 10-man SNG tournament with 1500 starting chips and your stack is 4500 then your % of coming first is presumed at 4500/15000 (your stack/total chips) = 30%
To work out the other positions you need the sizes of the other stacks
If you want to see how it is actually worked out I did you an example using 3 players left with stack sizes 10k / 3k / 2k. You basically need to work out every possible outcome and then add the %'s up for each position
It's often good to go through the calculations a few times now and then just to see that you know what you're actually doing and using all the time. I often find that increased understanding leads to better use of the tools.
Originally posted by z4tz
It's often good to go through the calculations a few times now and then just to see that you know what you're actually doing and using all the time. I often find that increased understanding leads to better use of the tools.
Agreed. It's all very well using fancy software to do these things for you, but on the occasions when you're playing live or using a new setup where these calculations aren't available to you it's good to know the theory behind the numbers