Originally Posted by c9h13no3
You shouldn't be in that situation. Sure you stand a chance, but its often better to take a coin-flip close to the break, and double up or bust. Gamble more during the re-buy period.
However, there are times I have been in the same situation. Sometimes you take a beat close to the end of the rebuy period and have no opportunity to recover.
I can recall once last year being busted down to near-last and short-stacked just before the break. I declined the add-on, thinking it was hopeless. Right after the break, I had a hot run of cards. Doubled up three times. Finished up taking 3rd place.
Obviously, that`s the exception, but it can happen. Don`t give up.