Originally Posted by Blue_Fossil
I'll come down on the other side...unless it is your last $100, just go have fun.
At a $100 buy-in, you'll have a mixed bag of players. Some will be pretty solid, but others will be weekend warriors that will just donate their buy-in.
My advice - play tight the first few hand until you are settled in and your initial nerves are gone. Then just have fun.
Note: I'm assuming this is a live tournament.
If I were you I'd be looking to play a bunch of multi-table sng's, 'regular speed' (ie. 27mans, 18mans, & even 45mans).
If there's expected to be ~30 entrants in the tourney you're playing in, tables will be playing short-handed for a good portion of the tournament. You'll need to up the aggression in order to stay ahead of the blinds.
Not sure what types of live tournaments many of the other posters in this thread typically play in if they figure that a $100 live tourney is a 'high buyin'. idk about the rest of you but where I live it's pretty hard to even find many (any) tournaments that can be played for cheaper than $100.