Because we started with 2000, we could rebuy immediately or wait. What would you do? I don't play in that many rebuy tourneys, but when I do, I rebuy immediately then don't rebuy again. If I bust out, then that's it. Others kept a 2000 stack and rebought if they went busto. This allows them to take chances and try to double up early. What is your rebuy strategy?
I lasted for a little more than four hours. With rebuys, it took a long time to thin the field. There were about 200 left when I went out. They were guessing it would take until around 7 p.m. to finish. One reason it was a guess is that they were still trying to determine how many seats they would pay. I'm not sure I get that. You count the money and you know, right?
My bust out hand: A guy who had about seven big blinds went all-in for the second hand in a row and I looked at ♠5 ♣5. I also had about seven big blinds and called him. He showed ♥K ♥J. Presto is gold, right? Not so fast. The flop came with a king and two hearts. Just to rub it in, the river was another heart, not that he needed the flush. Tournaments often come down to flips, and you have to win them.
The Main Event starts today. Then there is a Main Event day two on Sunday. On Monday the Main Event restarts by combining the two day ones. I'll be sitting it out, but I noticed there is a final NL event on Sunday at 3. It's a ring event with a $345 buyin, so I might take a shot at that one.