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Late entry to a tournament

Discussion in 'The Poker Room' started by Mark1450, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. Mark1450

    Mark1450 Tourist

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    In the Ct casinos if you enter a tournament late you still get a full stack. So now I always enter tournaments about 45 minutes late. Is it the same way in Las Vegas. Thinking of playing tournaments at RIO, Orleans and Golden Nugget. I will be in Vegas 9-17 thru 9-21 let me know if there are any good tournaments i should play $60 -$200 range.
     
  2. bribhoy

    bribhoy Low-Roller

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    Hi Mark - Short answer is yes. You get a full stack with late entry in Vegas tournaments. When you say you enter 45 minutes late, the relevant facts of course are what are the blind levels and what's the starting stack. If it's 15 minute blinds and you join in Level 4 and a full stack is still 50 bigs, that's great. A different structure could mean a full stack represents a very different number of big blinds. Make sure you know what the structures are if you're late reg-ing. As for tournaments, the Orleans is meant to have some great action, and the Nugget is usually pretty good. I've found the Rio can have a disappointing number of runners. One of the best tournaments is the Aria's 1pm daily, if you decide to hit the Strip.

    For full details on all Vegas tournaments, the Bravo poker app is pretty good. It always helps me decide where I'm going next after I bust out early!

    Good luck
    Bri
     
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  3. gpenguins67

    gpenguins67 High-Roller

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    We just did a $45 buy in tourney at golden nugget when we were there last week. There were late buy in and rebuys but the people were getting murdered. I was at the table with one of my buddies and we calculated that with the blinds moving so quick that some of the late buy-ins only had about 12 big blinds when they bought in. Its just tough to make anything happen if you are card dead a few rounds. This tourney was a little light .... only 20 people..... so the total intake was $900 but they total payout was $600 (house took a 33% cut). We chopped 3 ways at the end for $200 each.

    We also played the 10pm tourney at MGM $70 buy in. Definitely a lot more people. Game was pretty soft but none of us could make anything work. I'm not sure how the payouts are in this game but if you have patience and are a decent player you will probably do OK in this game.
     
  4. gpenguins67

    gpenguins67 High-Roller

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    oh I forgot to mention For GN I have played the 7pm $65 game in the past and it does draw more people. I think the last time I played it was in the 35 people range and the house cut was closer to 27%

    GNs sunday tourney $125 buy-in is supposed to be pretty good. I haven't had the opportunity to play that one yet but it does have a $5k guarantee payout.
     
  5. KKB

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    If u don't have to come in late, it is foolish to. U have missed the opportunity to read players & build your stack.
    i don't know a single tourney in Vegas with 15 min blinds (which I refuse to play) that would leave you 50BB at level 4--think more like 10-20. So luck is too big of a factor between the 15 min blinds & coming in short stacked to make this poker play have a positive EV.
    In a tourney like Aria where blinds are 30 min, your starting stack is 10K & blind start at 25/50, So you would come in with 50 BB after 4 levels; so luck is less of an impact
    Curious as to why u purposely come in late...
     
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