Originally Posted by bob_tiger
I guess I could take an easy way out pretend to be Zach and say tourneys suck :P but I guess I will take the long road. The main difference between rebuys and regular tourneys is the first hour, you might think he is a f**king genius, something I don't already know but in all seriousness you need a good understanding of strategy for first hour.
I will try to cover everything I can think of at the moment but I'm kind of sleep so might have to comeback tommorow and add more.
Bank Roll Management- this depends on your strategy for the first hour and how many times you are willing to rebuy. General rule of thumb for me is I like to buy in immediatly rebuy and if I lose I'm willing to double rebuy and then add on at the end of first hour. So the 3.30 Rebuys you shouldn't treat as 3$ MTTs, you should treat them as 15$ MTTs and have appropriate amount of buy ins. Never leave the tourney during first hour, excuse my french but thats just plain f**king retarded, there is so much dead money that it makes it so -EV to ever quit during first hour.
First hour strategy- Like I have said earlier, you need to understand this pretty well. There are so many things to cover so I will just try to cover basics. Main thing is just recognizing different type of players, overall there are 3, 1- the idiots that play loose with no strategy, 2- the nits that try to get it all in with high PP and just basically playing nitty, and 3- the good players that are trying to get a certain table image and have a strategy.
Basically in first 5-10 minutes you can figure out the players that are nitty and the ones that are ready to "Gambol". Personally at the very beginning I'm willing to take a flip and then just play some pokahz post flop. Playing suited connectors is very profitable and in position I usually like to come into the pot raising with them to build it up since many people are willing to stack pretty much any top pair hands. Don't suggest making bluffs since you will be called down light a lot so C-bet and usually give up if you are called unless you have a good read that villain is on a draw. Mainly you just need good solid post flop understanding and just not being scared to take chances with solid hands to build up a nice stack to play with. I know a lot of people make this mistake, they will lose their stack with like 5 minutes left before break and they will quit, like I mentioned earlier never quit during first hour. Always add on. Always rebuy if you can get more chips than why not use the opportunity.
Play after 1st hour- mainly its like a regular freeze out mtt except at the beginning of 2nd hour. Most TAG players that just rebought will play really nitty and most donks that just rebought will play any two. Mainly not much different though.
I think I got basics down, but basically to win Rebuys you need good post flop play since there are more chippies involved thats why I do like them, more chips=more fun. And also you want to have good 1st hour strategy that will give you a certain image after first hour and a good healthy stack.
Thx BT honestly for your Input, I'll try my best to work on it. It's just damn hard (Not the first hour) but the 2nd hour, cuz those maniacs you spoke about are still lurking around and are still willing to ship-it-in with any 2 cards like you spoke about. I guess my biggest problem is folding mid pairs in the 2nd hour even though I'm pretty sure I got him (Just the thought of that player making one of his moves, and getting rewarded truelly pisseses me of ). Which Is the main reason I posted this question for you fine Mtt players!
Here's something what do you do with mid pair? Do you fold them to an allin (After rebuy period). Now mind you it's a maniac that's pushing ! So those mid pairs do tend to shrink up alot (Yet you know you have his range either crushed or your a 60/40, what now?
That's how I usually lose in these things, which Is what I can't make up my mind about.
Mid Pair Allin call/ Mid Pair Allin Fold?