Originally Posted by luckforsome
so is it good or bad to be an alternate
I think it's pretty much a wash - a few people have been knocked out before you've risked a single chip, you start with a full stack and you go to your table as an unknown quantity. On the other hand, other players have had a little longer to build up their stacks and get reads on each other so you're starting from behind in that sense.
Alternates are only accepted very early in the tournament though so in the grand scheme of things it doesn't make a great deal of difference.