Originally Posted by PurgatoryD
I've been looking at some of the poker tournament schedules in Las Vegas, and for the $100 and under games, every single one that I've found is a re-entry tournament. It's been a while since I've played poker at all... is this the new thing now?
Personally, I don't like rebuy tournaments. They're crazy in the beginning and the larger bankrolls can essentially buy their way past the beginning stages. What about re-entries? Doesn't the same thing happen? These are not multi-day tournaments, so isn't a re-entry essentially the same as a rebuy?
Any hints on how this might change strategy for someone used to no rebuys? I suppose tighten up while things are crazy during the first hour?
Thanks. Any help is appreciated!
Even though the 2 are different there are similarities especially in regards to your question about whether re-entry tourneys are crazy like rebuy tourneys. They can be because some people like to play very aggressive to try and build a big stack knowing then can re-enter and try again if they bust. So if thats something that you don't like then you might not be happy if you end up sitting at a table with an overly aggressive player while reentry period is still going.
Now, the good thing is that unlike a rebuy they have to go and "re-enter" the tournament as a new player and they will be reseated in a new table/seat. So it can be less likely that you will have to deal with them again if they bust.
the pluses for you are the same as a rebuy where you can buy in with a smaller investment into a larger prize pool if you dont re-enter yourself.
I think re-entry tourneys are better than rebuys for players that don't like the crazy rebuy aggressive players since they can be reseated away from you.
If you're the one that rebuys and re-enters then as said before everytime you re-enter you pay the house again.