The following table assumes 9 hands / level are played, this might actually be as low as 6 or as high as 14. It assumes breaks are exactly 5 minutes, they're more like 5.5 to 7 It assumes costs for the break level are evenly split to both sides of the break, this isn't true in practice but it should average out over time.   Why is this important or interesting? The level cost is your cost to "sit out" a particular level.   If you finish the first hour with 3000 chips, that might seem like a great result (all things considered, it's not a bad result), but you can see from the chart that it means you're only 3/4 of the way to finishing hour 2 flat broke. In order to finish hour 2 at least as well as you started, you must earn (win) 38% more chips than you now have.
``` Hour 1: Level  1 (100%) :  20/40      Cost  60  Level  2 (100%) :  30/60      Cost  90 Level  3 (100%) :  40/80      Cost 120 Level  4 (100%) :  50/100     Cost 150 Level  5 (100%) :  60/120 10  Cost 270 Level  6 ( 50%) :  80/160 15  Cost 190     Cumulative Cost : Level/Tourney : 880 / 880     Hour 2: Level  6 ( 50%) :  80/160 15  Cost  185 Level  7 (100%) : 100/200 20  Cost  480 Level  8 (100%) : 125/250 25  Cost  600 Level  9 (100%) : 150/300 30  Cost  720 Level 10 (100%) : 200/400 40  Cost  960 Level 11 (100%) : 250/500 50  Cost 1200   Cumulative Cost : Level/Tourney : 4145 / 5025   Hour 3: Level 12 (100%) :  300/600   60  Cost 1440 Level 13 (100%) :  400/800   80  Cost 1920 Level 14 (100%) :  500/1000 100  Cost 2400 Level 15 (100%) :  600/1200 120  Cost 2880 Level 16 (100%) :  800/1600 160  Cost 3840 Level 17 ( 50%) : 1000/2000 200  Cost 2400   Cumulative Cost : Level/Tourney : 14880 / 19905   Hour 4: Level 17 ( 50%) : 1000/2000 200  Cost  2400 Level 18 (100%) : 1250/2500 250  Cost  6000 Level 19 (100%) : 1500/3000 300  Cost  7200 Level 20 (100%) : 2000/4000 400  Cost  9600 Level 21 (100%) : 2500/5000 500  Cost 12000 Level 22 (100%) : 3000/6000 600  Cost 14400   Cumulative Cost : Level/Tourney : 51600 / 71505   Hour 5: Level 23 (100%) :  3500/7000   700  Cost 16800 Level 24 (100%) :  4000/8000   800  Cost 19200 Level 25 (100%) :  5000/10000 1000  Cost 24000 Level 26 (100%) :  6000/12000 1200  Cost 28800 Level 27 (100%) :  8000/16000 1600  Cost 38400 Level 28 ( 50%) : 10000/20000 2000  Cost 24000   Cumulative Cost : Level/Tourney : 151200 / 222705     Hour 6: Level 28 ( 50%) : 10000/20000 2000  Cost 24000   ```