This is a discussion on Entering a major tournament late within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; So I won my second $215 power fest ticket on Party Poker last night for one cent in a freeroll. I used my first free
So I won my second $215 power fest ticket on Party Poker last night for one cent in a freeroll. I used my first free ticket last Sunday lasted an hour and a half before going bust so my plan today is to buy in late with around 17 big blinds and if the cards come go for a quick double up. Any thoughts or suggestions. Thx.
Why buyin late at 17bbs? Basically youre playing half of the stack compared to those that started on time. i dont mind regging when blins are 50/100(not sure of starting stack), but 17bbs is such a fold/shove range
As the others said already, you're going to be in push or fold mode much earlier. On the other hand that prevents you from making mistakes postflop. So depending on your skills it might be an option to register late. And it depends on the opponents, too. Sometimes it is better to let the majority of maniacs get busted before you enter. It feels like these guys have the tendency to be somehow lucky and busting your AA with 72o. I remember being cracked in a cash game by T4o. The first shove came from him/her and of course I was happy to get all my chips in preflop with my AA.
Go early, you have more chances to view a lot of hands and get it and you can catch some bad players and get theirs chips easy. When you register late you have the pressure of the blinds and the need to get a hand quickly often.