Originally Posted by chillinmayne
Ive noticed a lot of players on pokerstars microstakes buy into .01/.02 and .02/.05 games short with around 50 BB's or so, so the comparison of strategy should be pretty similar.
He is referring to a tournament.
You are referring to a ring, which have no blind increases, and don't require that most people bust out before you to cash.
Having only $1,000 when other people have $5,000 is a big disadvantage.
I assume the beginning of these tournaments are pretty wild, so if you're not looking to put $ in, I think your best bet is to play tight and then try to get a lot of chips in when you have a good hand. I'd be looking to shove pre-flop with T/T+ and A/Q+ to hopefully double or triple up early.
If the next wave of blinds is 50/100, well, by then the right move will probably be to muck or shove anyway.
Basically, you *need* chips fast. People will play really loose, so try to wait and jam when you have a better hand. You want to win or bust. If you get a decent stack, tighten up some and play your regular game.
Now, if you are willing to put $ in you can play closer to a normal game. Avoid playing against big stacks, and be a little mor eager to play against the desperate short stacks. If you know someone is going to rebuy and they are short, call them lighter than you would normally because they're likely to make a hail-Mary play before rebuying.