I had a conversation recently with a guy who makes a good living playing poker live and online (He is from the North East of England and is on TV on a regular basis. I don`t want to say his name in case I get into trouble )
He suggested something to me that I thought I would share, as I feel it was an interesting comment.
I probably won`t get it correct word for word, so stay with me.
He suggested that when playing a rebuy he plays tighter than he would normally preflop and then plays pot odds
for the other streets during the rebuy period.
He said the reason is basic poker. If everyone is playing LAG he tightens up, if they are playing TAG he loosens up.
He also said after the rebuy period he is comfortable
if he has 4 times the starting stack + 1 add on. (1500 starting chips + 1 rebuy + 1 double up + 1 add on = 7500 chips)
He said that even if the chip leader had 5 times his chip stack he was comfortable enough in his ability to fight back.
He did also say that playing this way means that he does, from time to time, either go out because he plays so tight early on, but also he will scoop some massive pots with the nuts when everyone else is playing so aggressivley. He scoops the big pots in the rebuy period by slow playing.