Originally Posted by evildoesit2003
Yes I agree it is very frustrating this late registration if it is for 10 minutes not too bad but an hour is way too long.
heh? Granted it took me a while to come around on this but you want people late regging.
First off, by registering on time for the start you have a shot at the idiots who stack off early. Late reg players miss out on this. If you can catch a great deck early and double or triple you are in great shape obviously, but in ridiculous shape compared to the late registering players who don't geta shot at some of the early spew.
How is it a bad thing if players register 45 minutes in adding equity to the prize pool, but maybe have only 30bb max to play with? They are at a significant disadvantage for not having had the chance to wait for some hands early. This is even better if you have built a stack - you can bust them selectively- while they can't bust you. Essentially, especially with shallower structures, people are not giving themselves much of a chance regging late - and might even be essentially dead money in a turbo bc there stack is so small relative to the blinds.
This is a trend that is only going to expand anyway. Bodog added it not that long ago (which i hated lol) because they were overlaying their guarantees so much. Now the late registrants tend to bring it close to or over the guarantee (sunday 100k excluded). On stars and tilt, late registrations tend to rocket the prize pools way above the guarantee - and a bigger prize pool is never bad.
The only network that I know there is left that doesn't allow any late reg (USA friendly that is) is Merge. I'm happy about it there because they give away so much overlay in everything it's ridiculous! Other then a sweet overlay though...I don't see the problem.