Originally Posted by S3mper
I use to hate them but now I am fine with them as long as they are not turbo structured..
If you get Card dead in rebuy tournaments it can suck but honestly at the micro/ low stakes rebuy tournaments you can literally just wait for AA KK and shove pre-flop and get called some times by two players..
Any game where you can do this is a +EV game..
Just because everyone else at the table is gambling like an idiot with no care doesn't mean we need to.. If there is an add on it's even better for us because we can play nitty and double up with the goods or if were not lucky enough to get the goods we can add on at the end of the first break and be deep enough to maneuver through the rest of the field..
As far as it lasting longer it doesn't really.. Rebuys are the exact same as a new player coming into the game except this player is more likely then not on tilt (Which is good for us) also if late registration is open it doesn't matter if their are rebuys or not the tournament will never end within that late registration period..
I did use to hate them for the reason I'm willing to play them now.. people playing dumb poker shoving never folding.. Why did I use to hate this.. Stupid play is +EV unless it is coming from me
especially the part I highlighted in red.
I think I used to hate turbos and rebuys because I used to suffer from a sense of "preflop justice" like the best preflop 2 card starting hand DESERVED to win the pot and anything else was a tragedy.
lol....it's funny to think back on now because I'm so different but I can remember actually being MAD losing AK vs. AJ...I mean I would have negative emotions for like a half an hour if I lost as a 75% favorite and I would do pointless analysis of my play trying to figure out how I could get the AJ to fold....or whine to people who didn't care but I wanted them to tell me that the AJ player was SOOOOOO stooopid and I deserved to win.
I don't know when it all clicked. I think experience does the best job, and probably some maturity helps out too, but eventually you just get used to taking beats.
It simply does NOT surprise me or hurt my ego anymore to lose as an 80% favorite. I'm just happy for the opportunity to get my chips in so good and I make sure to be gracious to the player who is stacking my chips because I want to keep players like that in the game for next time. I tell them things like "of course you can't fold in that spot because of xyz stack sizes, blinds, our history etc." and "it's just a cooler. good luck. take my chips to the final table!" I shake their hand, flash a warm smile, promise to let them buy me a beer later then I go for a walk or run, or play some blackjack
, or swim in the pool or whatever until the next tourney starts! And guess what? I really AM sincere when I wish them luck. Why? cuz I'm out of the the tourney now and if somebody is gonna win money, I'd rather it be somebody who makes poor decisions so I'll have an easier time winning that money back.
eventually you get to a point where variance doesn't phase you and then re-buy tourneys are actually pretty sweet.