This is a discussion on Registering When Antes Begin within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; Iíve read many posts on CardsChat and other forums debating the merits of registering MTTs early in order to build up a stack vs. registering
Iíve read many posts on CardsChat and other forums debating the merits of registering MTTs early in order to build up a stack vs. registering late for various reasons, but which leaves you with too small a stack to make moves with. Might there be a middle ground? What do you all think about skipping pre-ante levels and registering when antes kick in? Obviously this would apply mostly to standard structures, not turbos, KO's, 6-max, etc.
I think that registering late at any time reduces your edge. Bad players will bust quickly, missing the opportunity to get chips from them by regging late will always cost you more than any advantage you gain imo. That is not to say you should never register late as you can still be +ev in a tournament but your edge is significantly reduced compared to regging the same MTT on time.
As a general rule late registration is a hindrance, but as with all things poker, it's situational. Factors that should be considered when making a decision include number of players remaining, how many places pay out, how many BB will your starting stack contain. Other important structural facts to consider are tounament type, number of players per table, and the time between levels.
i dont see any benefits having to shove the first opp youre just relying on luck vs skill esp on acr, i reg'd last level to try and make itm, get 88 flop a set, villain shoves with KQ i call and of course runner runner k q for thhe higher boat