re: Poker & Is Late registration in a tourney a good strategy
Originally Posted by clavio
I'd say its only really good for things like satelites with flat payout structures.
An interesting viewpoint -I would consider the following - how many people are in the tournament? How many places paid? Does the tournament allow late reg? I know on AP/UB the satalites that are free or cost points don't allow late reg. I would still consider this a disadvantage.Why you should not enter a tournament late -In the first stages of a tournament, the blinds are so small they do not matter. You have 1500 chips and the blinds BB is 10, 20, 30, 40, 50? You can see hands for a long time, folding every hand, and it will cost you 15 chips an orbit at level 1.When you register late, say you come in at 25/50, it's costing you 70 chips an orbit to see cards. You're way behind the average chipstack, and have a lot of ground to cover. I'm guessing barring some excellent luck AND play you're not going to cash top 5 in a MTT.