re: Poker & Re-buy in tourney?
Originally Posted by ThomasShea
I see people going allin on the first hand as well, no point of that, just rebuy once instead of having to rebuy twice. I believe that you should rebuy though on your first hand, so the 2nd hand you are double your starting chips...it just makes sense as almost everyone else does it. Always addon too. I just think going in on the first hand is just a waste of your buyin? You can definately double up, but you are risking more money on possibly a coinflip or worse. Not sure why people do this.
I don't agree with this. Rebuying is great because it gives you a license to gamble early in order to accumulate a large stack for the later rounds. Obviously you shouldn't go all in with nothing but its definitely ok to take some risks in order to build a stack.
And btw I officially advocate risking your stack on a coinflip early on, specially if your br'd properly and can afford a rebuy. Afterall QQ vs AK is practically a coinflip and are you really going to fold either of those to an all in bet early on??? If you do then I don't think your taking enough risk to win a tournament.