I have been trying to find some articles/information on this but couldn't find any so I'm asking here.
In a live 2 day tournament with multiple day 1 flights, is there any advantage on being in a flight with significantly less or more players than another flight?
Say for example flight 1 always has the lowest field and has 100 entrants whereas flight 4 always the busiest with 400 entrants. Starting stack is 50K, starting blinds 100/200 with play up to end of level 12 where the blinds are 2K/4K with the BB also paying a 4K ante. All remaining players at the end of level 12 play together in day 2.
Playing flight 1 has less total chips up for grabs but may be easier to get to day 2 as less tables are being broken and you have more time to figure out how people at your table play.
Playing flight 4 has more total chips up for grabs so could mean building a larger day 2 stack but also has more volatility due to number of players/breaking of tables/potential to run into some very large stacks in higher levels.
Maybe it doesn't matter?
Should you try to have a certain BB stack for day 2 regardless of which flight you enter? Will it be easier to achieve that stack if there are more chips in play?