Originally Posted by jorzunik
that option really is not good because you complain ..
you just have to focus on playing quiet
I usually join tourneys a little late personally. Not sure why, but I can't really think of a super great "why not" since I'm relatively tight in the beginning anyway.
Some tourneys though only make sense to join late. Take Action Hour for example. One hour $5 rebuy period where the blinds are 2k/4k/200 by the end and a starting stack of 3k or an 18k starting stack with 25/125/250 starting blinds for $10?
Chipleader usually has 60-70k which isn't a huge advantage at that stage, and they could easily have had to invest more than the $10 you did.
Also, the reasoning behind it is so that they make their gtd payouts without providing overlay. It's usually pretty easy to tell how long the tourney will go on, just assume there's enough players to cover the overlay and then some.