Freebies with rebuys

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63burner

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Freebies with the ability to re-buy if you go broke, what are your thoughts? The re-buy factor makes for a huge field, high 100 to K's. Rebuys slow the tourney down big time. If you re-buy, it seems like it only makes sense to re-buy early, to get a few thousand in chips, get your stake back. Later, it makes zero sense. If you re- buy and the blinds are in the thousands, you basically re-bought 2 or 3 big blinds.

Re-buy is a scam, to make money. Do they add the re-buy money into the prize pool? I highly doubt it.
 
JusThieF

JusThieF

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dude not sure what do u mean but i dont think there are many as u calld it "Freebies" with rebuys mostly they are satelites or events with micro buyins.If u got lets say 5 tickets or 5 $ as (guaranted prize) and the buy in is 0,01 ... 80 players makes it 0,80$ lets say rebuy costs you 0,50$ then if players make enough rebuys to pass guaranteed prize 5/$ then all net rebuys are converted to the pizepool "same as u enter the tournament for free, firstly after rebuys will cover the costs of guaranted prizethen they start to be part of prize.
 
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Joonnn1212

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I don't see rebuys in a freeroll as a scam in any way. Anyone is free to rebuy or not as they please. I never rebuy because it seems -EV to me given that the rebuy price is often close to that of a min cash and you often have to outlast tons of players in order to make the money.
 
Andrew Popov

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I never buy in such tournaments. If you are not lucky to go up with starting chips - there is no point in paying more and more.
 
RomaS

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Freeroll, in which you have to pay money for participation - ceases to be a freeroll. I think it is a bad idea.
 
Debi

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Changing the thread title because it is totally not a scam - the money goes into the prizepool.
 
Everbane

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At pokerstars do not work stupid people out there all Under control! And when the big bb is 1000 then what's the point of doing rebuy? you will spend more of your money than win at the finish!
 
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canabero

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nobody obligates you to make rebuys/addon. personally the only tournament where i use rebuys and add-on is Jackpot Freeroll at betfair.
 
Duraphig

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I guess I never considered re-buys in freerolls a scam either. I personally don't re-buy in freerolls but I never thought anything of people that did. I think with the way I play at the moment and my level of expertise re-buying and playing against people with big stacks isn't for me.

Once I sit and think about it I would say half the freerolls I play have re-buy features in the tournaments. It still doesn't bother me though and I still don't think it is a scam in any way. I find the long registration in some of these freerolls more annoying than having re-buys.
 
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