Strategy for a big money MTT rebuy

KerouacsDog

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Ok guys/gals, need your input here: I've won a satellite to a big money MTT and need to know how to play it, as last time I limped out.
Here's the info:
It's a $100,000 MTT rebuy with 4 levels of rebuy. (don't help me by saying rebuy, as there is zero chance I can rebuy). There's normally about 700 players in it, costing $56 each, and it pays out to the top 27, with 27th getting a $1000. Final table ranges from $2000 up to $27000 for the winner. My ideal situation would be to get into the money, as $1000 is 10 times my current bankroll so I would be more than happy with that, but would love a final table or a win!!! My usual style in a 700 player MTT is tight/agressive, till the final 100 players then I loosen up a bit. Is this a good strategy? When should I loosen up? Last 200 players, last 100? When should I start pushing all-in? When I'm down to 5xBB or higher/lower.
I figure these guys are gonna be good, so will I have to mix it up? I don't mind bluffing early on and getting caught so they think I'm loose when in fact I'm tight. Any advice would help me a lot.
 
ChuckTs

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Just random rambling tips:
Early stages play premiums only, and get full value from them: raise big, reraise, push - whatever needs to be done. Don't play conservative. Play tight AGGRESSIVE.
There are going to be some great players in there; but don't lose confidence: I once in a while play the $50 freezouts and $30 rebuys on Titan, and the competition is ridiculous. You wouldn't expect it really, but there are plenty of donkeys. Plenty.
Play opposite to your table's style in the middle/late stages of the tourney (usually the table gets conservative, so steal blinds+antes, and reraise TAG players with decent hands)
Pay close attention to your immediate 2 players on each side; if the players on the left are TAG, then steal steal steal in the midd/late stages!
umm what else...
I dunno - I say all this stuff, but never have the balls to gamble and take risks to build a stack (like you should), but it's really the only way to get far in the money.

Another thing: 27 getting paid out of 700 players is a pretty small percent. Usually it'd be around 70 getting paid for a tourney that big, so you'll really need to grind it out. Don't be afraid to gamble and GOOD LUCK! You made it through the satellite with little trouble, so I'm sure you can do well, KD :D
 
KerouacsDog

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Thanks Chuck, thats the kinda thing I wanted to know.
One question? TAG means? Tight Agressive?
 
ChuckTs

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yeh tight and aggressive; sorry should have made that clear
oh and another thing i didnt mention but wanted to say was that 10 BBs is where I draw the line for all ins. If you let yourself get smaller than that, you've dug yourself far enough to just blind away.
 
KerouacsDog

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cheers chuck, I'll give you a cut if i fluke the money shot!
 
Lo-Dog

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I am wondering what the chances are of getting past the first hour without a rebuy? Have you played a rebuy before KD? People are absolute maniacs going all in all the time, super duper loose. I have only played in one and to not play loose and expect a rebuy or two seems like the wrong strategy. Playing my normal tight game certainly did me no good. Not trying to be a downer but something to think about.
 
KerouacsDog

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Cant afford the rebuy. Yeah i play about 6 cheap ones a week, and bet big when I hit a good hand early on. I make the money now and again, when I do its a nice payout for my buy-in. I look to double my chips after the final rebuy, equivalent to someone else rebuying.
 
Lo-Dog

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KerouacsDog said:
Cant afford the rebuy. Yeah i play about 6 cheap ones a week, and bet big when I hit a good hand early on. I make the money now and again, when I do its a nice payout for my buy-in. I look to double my chips after the final rebuy, equivalent to someone else rebuying.

Ya I caught that you don't have the money for a rebuy. Hopefully some maniacs at your table will be kind enough to double you up and then you can play as Chuck suggested. Good Luck.
 
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You are at a HUUUUUUUGE Disadvantage without the ability to rebuy and addon.
Without going into that here are your options
A) Sell the seat if the site allows it. (I HUGELY RECCOMMEND THIS IF THE OPTION IS OPEN)
B) Push or fold Poker until the Tourney starts (after the addon period).

AA KK QQ and AK only.
Push A-Q s in an unopened pot in lateposition.
Push any pair above 7 in an unopened pot in late position.
Push any pair in SB if pot is unopened.

PRAY.

You can NOT play after the flop.
All of your decisions for the first hour (barring a miracle where you acheive a stack of 8-10,000) will be preflop push or fold.
 
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Just a sidenote:
You should NOT have played a satellite into a tourney you can't afford.
Freezeout would have been ok, but you obviously can't afford a REBUY.

Poor Bankroll management.


But anyways, good luck :)
 
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