Originally Posted by fothizz
i play loose in the start and try to get as many chips as possible. i mean if you get sucked out on the loss isnt that bad because you dont invest too much time in it. i mean its better than playing too tight and getting killed by the blinds after hours of play.
You really don't have to loosen up all that much, if at all. In fact, just the opposite. Since everyone else is thinking the same way, your preflop raises don't carry the same puch as they do in a freezout.
Re-Buys are all about finding the right opportunities to double up. When you raise from early position, you give anyone with a pocket pair or Ax to come over the top. AND THEY WILL! I'd suggest only raising from EP or MP with hands you're comfortable calling an all-in with. ATo doesn't cut it.
If your patient the time will come. Rarely have I played one of these where I haven't had at least one or two chances to double up with the best of it. It doesn't always come through for me, but that's when the re-buy comes in; but the point is, YOU decide the time and place, not the re-buy madman.