re: Poker & To all the rebuy gurus
Originally Posted by FEARFACTOR
Personally, I hate rebuy tourneys with a passion. The quality of poker is rediculous in my book. I always get stuck on a table with two or three idiots that ruin the game. Most that I've seen, if you do just one rebuy, you have to make the money just to break even. Sure, the higher places pay out more, but it's so tough to get there with all the donks playing any two cards and sucking out. The few times I have played them and made it past the first hour, I definately will add on.
Okay I don't want to berate you but this reply is just too funny. What appears to be loose 'rediculous' play (in your book) is often times good strategy during the rebuy portion of a rebuy tournament. First off you have to understand what rebuy tourneys are about.. .in short they are a deepstack tourney that starts after the rebuy period... BUT you need to know how to play the rebuy period also because your chances of going deep in the tourney will be greatly reduced if you're not heading into the next portion of the tourney with a decent-sized stack (ie. you'd prefer to have 5,000 - 6,500chips+ prior to add-on).
Another point you mention that I have to disagree on is 'the payout structure' of a typical online rebuy. Take a look at the $3 rebuy on Pokerstars. Just making it into the money is usually $20 if not $30.
When I first started playing poker online and I entered a rebuy tourney I thought it was a donkfest. I knew very little at the time about what it was really all about. If you're considering playing more rebuys, I'd strongly suggest checking out some decent rebuy strategy guides prior to doing so cuz you're really limiting your odds
of winning it by trying to play it like a freezeout. I've checked out a 4-part training video series of an online pro playing a rebuy. That really opened my eyes up to more of what was going on.
*20rebuys I'd think would be overkill.... I'm going to have to take into consideration the payout structure and prizepool prior to rebuying more than a half dozen times or so (but I am a Bankroll Management nit). I don't want to rebuy so many times that I'm going to have to finish in the top 20 to break even.
to 'OP',... personally I would always take the add-on. If my stack is too small?? (I'm not going to be in it if my stack is too small??... If I'm short and have intentions of playing after rebuy period, I'm going to purposefully drop below starting stack in order to rebuy prior to the addon). In other words, if I'm still around I'm always going to rebuy. If my stack is HUGE and rebuy chips aren't significant, I won't bother (in some as you know, rebuy chips are much greater than orig. starting stack).
In short... "yah.. I'm almost always getting the add-on"