Discussion on rebuying the first hand in satelites Vs tournaments and ROI
In most rebuys you insta rebuy the first hand. theres not some long reason with a lot of big poker terms for this. Its the simple fact that if you dont rebuy the first hand, when you double up you will be at 3k. Where as if you rebuy the first hand, you will double up to $6k. Rebuys are played to be loose with a lot of gamble, but that isnt the topic of this.
In satelites you tend rebuy the first hand. Most satelites like the Pokerstars
$3R and $10R tend to have about a 1:12 where for every 12 entrants(or rebuys/addons) 1 person gets a seat. Most of these are Turbos in which case the blinds go up FAST and you need chips and should rebuy the first hand.
But what happens in smaller buy in/Ratio satelites. Today i played a $4 Rebuy Turbo satelite that if you won a seat you got to play a $55 tournament. After the rebuy period ended, it showed that the ratio was very small and for every 4 entrants 1 got a seat.
Should you rebuy the first hand? If you rebuy the first hand you will be in for $12(assuming you add-on and you should). If you go broke you will either be out of your 'buy in" or you can rebuy and re-rebuy in which case you will be in for $20. Since the Ratio is smaller and the buy in/rebuys are bigger to the tournament, does rebuying the first hand make them not profitable in the long run and screw your ROI
up? Should you rebuy the first hand?