This is a discussion on Add-ons, smart move? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Should you add-on? When would be the best time to add-on? Should you ever do it during a turbo? I know a lot of questions,
Should you add-on? When would be the best time to add-on? Should you ever do it during a turbo? I know a lot of questions, but i figure there's a lot of varieties of poker.
18th June 2008, 12:29 AM
In my opinion, add-ons are useful during the beginning, maybe the first break. After that, it is inconsequential. It is useful in helping you outlast the donks if you plan to wait.
18th June 2008, 12:32 AM
Speaking in generalities, as long as you have a positive expectation in a tournament, it is almost never "wrong" to purchase a re-buy/add-on. Unless of course you've already spent so much on re-buys that you've turned a positive expectation in to a negative.
18th June 2008, 12:52 AM
I personally set a limit before I start playing, as to how many rebuys I take. Usually if you are above 1500 in chips you can't rebuy. I usually always take the add on.
18th June 2008, 12:56 AM
Online Poker at: Bodog
Game: NL Holdem
Add-ons are often better value than the initial buy-in (e.g. twice as many chips for the same price), if so it's nearly always right to take them.
18th June 2008, 1:20 AM
re: Poker & Add-ons, smart move?
i used to play the 3$ rebuy and instead of treating it as a 3$ mtt towards my BR for BRM, I would treat it as a 9$ MTT since i always plan on adding on once right away and once at break
18th June 2008, 4:21 AM
Online Poker at: Full Tilt
Game: wild deuces
The others have basically said it: taking the add on, if it's available, is almost always the right thing to do.
Some people suggest that the benefit is only marginal if you're among the chip leaders and it'll add less than 20% to your stack but even then, if you're properly rolled for the tournament then it won't hurt to take the extra chips.