credits instead of cash????
I was playing at the $25 + 5 tourney at the local casino. There was $10 rebuys with a $25 add-on. I have never heard the word re-buy so much in my life!!!! Anyway, the total prize pool was announced at (I believe) about $8,000. Only the final table was paid and first place was paid $800 cash. $800 from a $8,000 pool? WTF?!?!?!? Apparently, in addition to your $800 you also get an additional $3,000 (approx.) in future tounament entry fees. So, basically, you are getting credits after spending hundreds of dollars (one guy at our table bought about $400 in re-buys!!!) and a little bit of money. Seems like a load of crap to me, what do you guys think? I guess I should as if this is this normal?
Amazingly, I didn't buy one re-buy (My stack was always above the limit) and I didn't bother with the add-on because I was 2nd in chips at our table. An all-in with one of the small stacks (I had KQ and he had AK), and a whole bunch of great starting hands with 2-5-9 (or similar) on the flop really dwindled my stack. I was sitting with about 6 X BB and was dealt K-10 diamonds. One person before me went all-in so I called. He had JJ. The flop was 2c-4s-Jd. He hit trips. I can still get the flush though. The turn and the river were the Ad and 4d. WOO HOO - a flush!!!! I won!!! OH CRAP. There is a pair up on the board - he hit a full house. What a kick in the nuts. lol It was a good time though and I learned that there are a LOT of good players out there, but even more bad ones.
Oh well, it was a valuable lesson to never play in a tourney with re-buys again. A stupid concept if you ask me. Once you lose your chips, you should be out. Going all-in every hand until you hit a big pot and then you can sit back until after the first break is, IMO, retarded.