This is a discussion on Early stages of low buy in MTTs within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; I mostly play 9 handed sitngos on BOL
I like trying the low buy in MTTs but i don't usually make it very long.
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It is easy to get involved early, before you know it, 1/4 of your stack is gone. Be patient, play premium hands and position and you will be successful. Lots of bad players over there at BOL, take advantage of that early by picking your spots.
There's really no need to get involved in a lot of pots early on in a tournament. Mostly its just madness, people rebuying and everything. Wait for some big pairs / AK and you'll make a lot of profit off those players.
Low buy in reentrys can also be entered toward the end of registration period, in some of them not that many players & big stacks, also you aren't so tempted to blow too many buy ins. Get lucky a time or two & you are closer to cashing without investing so much time & so many rebuys. Not my normal practice, but have made it work now & then.
I don't seem to have accomplished much with my life so far-----------, but I'm sure making good time.
My advice for this is to be patient, play strong hands and you must understand that many players in micro tournaments with rebuys or freerolls try to increase their stack quickly with anything take advantage of this.
The part about people trying to double up quickly is so true. I've seen so many flops with junk in a 3 bet pot that someone goes all in with J4 because there is a 4 on board. It makes hand reading very difficult.
In a way it's all very simple: play ABC poker and make sure you get your money in when you are ahead. Lots players in the early stage will jam it in with A9-AJ. If you are the guy with AK, you stand a good chance of chipping up.
Just don't get dragged into too many multi-way pots with marginal hands.