Well done Alon.
After reading this i was keen to try it for myself.
I was going to do it on Titan but an incident on my regular poker site
earlier today changed my mind. i withdrew practically all of my bankroll, $95, and left myself around $1.50 to work with.
The freerolls on this site, Bet365
(i think its called Prima in the USA) are pretty wild. if you enter the 01:30(UK) or the 09:45(UK) freerolls you'll be up against approx 5000 people, during the day the number can reach 10,000+. I'm not the best at freerolls, i've only ever placed in the money once and that was yesterday, a pretty tasty 3rd place.
there are a number of things you can do with $1.50 on Bet365, $1 MTT's, $1 + $0.20 heads up or the $0.05/$0.10 NLHE tables. i decided i'd start in the cash tables because if i didn't do well in the other 2 i'd be stuck with just freerolls. after about half an hour i was still around $1.50, i'd won a few pots but i'd been seeing a lot of flops so i hadn't really made any profit. i picked up KK in the SB and was thinking about going all in when someone did it before me. everybody folded but there was no way i wasn't going to call. this guy had had a few strong hands busted by very little and was getting frustrated, instead of raising normally he was just going all in every hand. i knew he wasn't going to wait for an A to raise so i put him on 2 face cards and if i called him i'd be ahead. when it was my turn to act i was in there like a dirty shirt. the few remaining players folded so it was just him and me. i was right about what he was holding, he turned over Q 10 off suit. he caught a 10 on the flop but the turn and river were rags so my kings held up. i played for about 10 more hands but got nothing decent so when i left the table i had around $2.90.
i decided to call it quits for the day there as i had been playing poker for about 3 days solid. its a sunday so there aint much to do and after an hour and a half i was bored outta my mind. i was soon logged back on and searching for a better way of building my bankroll. i decided to enter a $2.50 + $0.25 5 seater SnG as i'm pretty good at these wee tourneys. they can be quite exciting becuase the blinds double every 10 hands, so if no-one gets knocked out early they become more about luck than good poker. the key is to get stuck in early because you can't sit around and wait for people to be knocked out. the weird thing about these SnG's is that there are 3 paid places, with only 5 seats and a prize pool of $12.50 i thought 2 paid places would be about right. 3rd gets you $2.50, 2nd gets you $3.75 and 1st gets you $6.75. I wont go into details but i played 3 of these in a row, finishing 2nd, 1st and 2nd, taking my bankroll up to approx $8.25.
i have more options with $8.25 than i did with $1.50 but i'm gonna stick with the $2.50 SnG's and the freerolls for now and try and build it up more.