Late Registration Strategy

darkassassin89

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Okay, so, ive been playing donkaments for quite some time now... 1$ MTTs and so forth, and I stumbled upon an interesting strategy that can save time, money and headache...

On Merge network, there is a 1.5k Guarantee game that is held everyday at the same time, now this game has late REG for 1.5hours

I got really deep in this and had a killer stack and started noticing some REGS and a few FREE roll winners and what nots coming in with the bare minimum stack ( 3k ) and i thought they got unlucky and was just rebuying. Yet i started seeing a whole lot more and asked a guy, once the add on period hit, "how many times did you rebuy?" he told me he just joined 30 seconds before late REG closed. Now im thinking this is dumb bc the blinds are 1500/3000 with 300 ante by this point, thats such a gamble for a blind play for a buck, but this is the kicker, the ADDON is 30k chips!

So no ( if he times this perfectly ) he can save himself a 1.5 hour grind and come in a game for 33,000 chips for 2 bucks and the donkament part of the play has dwindled a ton an he is not essentially playing a Super turbo game.

I would love to hear some thoughts on this idea, concept, whatever u want to call it, bc I never heard about it until now! and im considering doing it today just to see if I can time it right so that i might invest 3$ MAX in this rebuy/ addon game

Let the discussion begin :D
 
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my only problem with this is you miss a lot of possible great hands and could have an even better chip stack why join in at 33k chips when you could be the chip leader
 
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I do this often, that huge add-on is the great equalizer
 
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that game is an anomaly due to its redic add on, wouldnt work in most tournaments, structures like those on pokerstars deliberately close late reg 30min before rebuy period ends
 
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well i am going to give this a go tonight, :) essentially it is a super turbo now for me, and i have played a pocket full of them, so i have a good idea of what i need to be doing :)

Wish me luck and let me go deep!!! lol
 
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It's a rebuy, and plays like a play money game.
 
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It's a rebuy, and plays like a play money game.

Yea i usually can go deep in this with only 1 rebuy if i start at the begining, but it i can jump in late, play my pos. right, double up 2 times, then im in the game as if i had been playing a full 1 1/2 hours, if not i bust out in less than 10 minutes and move on :)

I like this idea now haha will it work? Results soon to come :D
 
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Noticed the same thing on pokerstars today in a satellite tourny.
late reg and unlimited rebuys 3k chips for a buck for an hour and a half then a 30k addon for a buck.
Wish I had saved an hour and a half of my life.

I built a 30k stack early on thanks to the allin every hand and rebuy schmuck.
But after the addons this early gained advantage was no longer a factor.
It was like a hyper turbo just starting after the addon period.

I would certainly recommend enjoying the free time and using the DarkAssasin strategy for tournaments with these structures.
 
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I can't see it. Why would you want to come in with only 11bbs and be in AoF mode right from the get go?
 
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This is some serious top players stuff . I cant understand what you are saying .
Can you do a Step by step tutorial like what to do ?

I see these addon , rebuy tournaments . So , i go just before lte registration closes ? And then what i should do ?
Other than playein ? :
 
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It is a stupid ideea. You will lose a lot of probabily good hands that could be played with small bets, and get in a situation with big blinds and antes.
 
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I sometimes employ this strategy... with no rebuy games... win some lose some.
 
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I generally don't like playing rebuy MTTs, but late registration doesn't sound like a such a bad idea in this case. 33k is not so bad. I'd still rather play from the start. You could be missing a lot of good hands.
 
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i understand how people like to play from the start but sometimes i like to enter around 50bb starting as well because it takes away some of the awkward decisions like going in with QQ or AK pre much easier
 
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I see a lot of people employ this strategy on pokerstars 1$ 3x+R 60K GTD. They register in the last seconds and only make 1 rebuy at most and wait for the addon ( which is in 5-7 minutes ).
 
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edviusz

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Late registration strategy, good in rebuys tourneys:)
 
guppystew

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what about the good hands that lose to some donk, survival is the key for the first hour anyway, sounds like an option on playing that tourney.
 
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You start with 10 BB if the blinds are at 1.5k/3k.

Not exactly a great idea when you can jump in early while blinds are low and take advantage of all the donks just rebuying over and over.

also after rebuys and add ons are over the blinds still climb really fast and you better hope you run good!
 
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I usually play this tournament too, late regging at 21:44 GMT+1. The strategy works due to the huge addon, but you need to catch a double up pretty early since the blinds go up so incredibly fast. leaving you with <5bb within a few blind levels.
 
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I do this often, that huge add-on is the great equalizer
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even if you have regged from the start with 3k its dificult to build a very large stack so when the addon is 10* the buyin it can be a good idea
 
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late buy in

my only problem with this is you miss a lot of possible great hands and could have an even better chip stack why join in at 33k chips when you could be the chip leader
I agree with this mentallity, also allows you too see how people are playin too
 
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