Is Better to Late Register a Poker Tournament?

When is it better to register for a poker tournament?

  • Register before the tournament starts

    Votes: 2 33.3%
  • Register when the late registration is about half over

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • Register when there is 1 minute left in the late registration

    Votes: 3 50.0%

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PokerSki

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Is better to late register a poker tournament or register when the tournament starts?
 
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Depends on your skill level, time available to play, patience, goal for the tourney( go deep & make some money or get in at the last minute get lucky & min cash), etc.
 
Norman Vasquez

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Maybe no one is playing a tournament for the min cash [emoji848]
 
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dependent on buy-in time sacrifice..

If it is a buy in that matters, I prefer to register early, gear up mentally, for the long haul. If it's a freebie, might as well register late, freebies are so large, number and time commitment, may as well be desperate from the beginning, shoving a lot to stay on upper rungs of the leaderboard.
 
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I think not, because you lose many fish at the start of the tournament, who are willing to donate their chips.
 
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I prefer to register before the start of the tournament, because at the beginning of the game there are more chances to increase your stack at the expense of other players.
 
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I prefer to sign up early than late. I would rather build up my stack smartly and slowly compared to signing up and have to go all in early and often because I have no chips to start with and need to gamble. I also believe my building up the stack earlier and having it once the late registration players join up give me a better chance to go deep and possibly win the tournament.
 
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I agree that in the very early stages you will have more opportunities to stack off some weak opponents , on the other hand something that happens often to me is after a decent amount of hands and after understand how my opponents play the poker room switch me table which really sucks.

I don't like ACR/BCP 3 hours late registration but I feel that 2 hours which most of the rooms have for a regular speed tournament is fine. The last minute players have only one option - open jam -.

Personally I like registering when the antes come to play because the crazy players have been eliminated and the real poker begins.
 
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