Originally Posted by stlpoker1662
I am looking for this tournament to last 3-3.5hrs and I am expecting 15-25 players total.
This tournament looks like it'll last way longer than 3-3.5 hours, especially with a super-long-two-hour-rebuy-period.
A couple of questions...
Is the rebuy period too long?
Yes. An hour is pretty standard for rebuys.
Is is possible to run a smooth self delt game with antes?
It depends on how good your players are. If they're veterans, no problem. If they're poker noobs, big problem.
Is the addon a good idea or not?
I believe that if you have a rebuy, you should have an addon.
However, your stacks look really deep. I'd cut the starting stacks to T100 and the addon could be T200. You should still get a good amount of play with your structure within the rebuy period.
Side-note: Minor structure change suggestion.
Level 6 would be better at 7/14/2
Level 7 would be better at 10/20/3
Level 8 would be better at 15/30/4
Level 11 would be better at 50/100/15
The antes can go up with the blinds.