I tried a Freeroll MTT today as a warmup.
It was interesting. 364 players signed up by the close of registration, and I ended up taking 15th overall, and spent a lot of time near the top of the leaderboard in this one. I’ve been playing fairly well lately.
What was surprising to me about it was how quickly the field dropped from 364 to half that. I think the entire tournament only lasted a little over an hour, but after the first 10 minutes or so, a good hundred or so players had already been eliminated. After a half hour, only half the field was left.
I guess people play very wild and loose when there’s no entry fee. I assume this is typical?
For all the effort I put into the tourney, I only came away with 2500 chips, which hardly seems worth it given what I’m capable of winning at mid-stakes SNG in the same amount of time. Maybe playing for tickets is more worthwhile?