re: Poker & Late entries (1hr)
Originally Posted by jacksprat
My sentiments entirely, the pros and cons of playing against donks. The trouble is, unless I have a note on the guy that reraises allin after the flop, is he a donk or a good player trying to take advantage of a donk? So I give him the benefit of the doubt and fold. Now I am in the same situation (chip count wise) that tonky666 and arahel_jaz have mentioned.
It's easy to avoid them... just 'fold'.
I always prefer to be in there right at the very start. This is the time where you'll be getting a read on your opponent's for when the blinds do start to go up & with a starting stack of 75-150bb's, it gives you the oppurtunity to play some deepstack poker where you'll be able to potentially take down some really big pots against Joe Ultran-nit who won't let go of TPTK, TPGK, or an overpr. I love calling in position with SC's, 2-gappers, and low & med. pp's in the early going (&/or raising/opening with them in LP). If you wait and reg. once the blinds have gone up it starts to limit the types of hands you'll be able to profitably play and more often than not you'll be in spot (in a 1500chip MTT) where you'll be looking for a spot to 're-steal' in LP (shoving AI with a stack of 14-23bb's over an LP raise) and you may have not had the time to get a decent enough read to know whether or not they've been opening alot of pots or not.
Reg. late is better than nothing I guess.... but reg. on time is far better imo.