re: Poker & Rebuys and my new take on them
First off I will say I hate rebuys. I just can't bring myself to play the way you need to to win. Seems to me you have to be prepared to do multiple rebuys and play extremely loose. People who know what they are doing want to buy buy buy so they have as many chips as possible, no matter the cost, before the break.
I don't have the book with me, so my fact will be a little off, but in Phil Gordon's Little Green Book he tells
the story of a re-buy at the WSOP that Daniel Negreanu played in. Long story short DN went all-in all the time and had..... wait for it..... 28 re-buys before the break!!!! That plus the initial grand to enter cost him $29,000. He had a massive stack by the break though and came in 3rd earning him a $75,000 pay day. Rumor had it that he also had a side bet with another pro on who would last longer and that may have played a role. But 28 re-buys! Wholy crap! My one and only re-buy I played was at a B&M casino and the guy to left bought in 7 or 8 times and I thought that was crazy.