Originally Posted by ChuckTs
Not sure what you mean here, could you elaborate?....
Just to elaborate, here's an example of what I'm saying from two different situations:
Case #1. Starting stacks 1500 with rebuys available at or below 1500. You take a hit fairly early losing with a set to a straight leaving you with 250. Since it's still early in this case, you want the extra chips available to leverage in the event you get a big hand. Also, since it's early, there's plenty of time to sort out first round standings as the blinds are also still low. I'm thinking a rebuy at this point would be advisable.
Case #2. It's late in the first stage and the same thing happens. You're down to 250 chips but you look and top stack is over 12,000 and 27th (bubble slot) is at 6,500. Does it really make sense to rebuy and chase a chance at catching up when you know the tourney leaders are well established? At best, rebuying puts you with only 25% or less of a stack than 27th place. Discounting "chip and a chair" what if's...it doesn't seem that the rebuy is worth it. Am I right, wrong, or maybe just overcomplicating things?