Originally Posted by salim271
When they first came out it seemed like a good idea more money, more donks... what I didn't consider was the chip counts and the time involved increasing. Even though the amount of paid positions went up from 27 to 45, since the number of players went up to 7500 not even 1 percent are cashing. Still didnt seem that bad...
But honestly after fighting my way through most of the field, I was eliminated in 140th place when an opponent caught two pair to beat my pocket 9s. Playing the freeroll I reassessed my opinion, more donks are always better, but honestly the chip counts become insanely high, and if and when you're short stacked its almost impossible to steal because these idiots will called you down risking almost all of their stacks on stuff like QJ, it was a tiring experience to say the least, the freeroll didnt even cash for another two hours meaning I wasn't even close to done.
Well... I'm done ranting and I'm wondering who else has tried their luck on these festivals of donkitude? Anyone have better luck?
I cashed once like 2 dollars, second or third time i played.
But i do not play them anymore. Too much time to loose and too much stress. There are a lot of sites with freerolls with 100 persons to 2000 max with the same payout like Ipoker network, Carbon, Cake poker
, etc etc.
and Ful Tilt non-restricted freerolls are a waste of time i think. But the regional or restricted ones on PS or FT are great cose there are 10 times less ppl involved.
CC freerolls are great too even though someone always has luck and kick me out near the bubble or at the final table with less money possible But it is different from others freerolls cose i never took a brutal bad beat. Not even once on CC freerolls.
Anyway i do not think they are a waste of time cose there are so many donks but because i loose too much time playing them for a couple of dollars.
But if u think that u will play a 7500 persons freeroll and do a better job without donks u have to be a little stupid .
CC freerolls have 50-130 persons max and u sweet like a pig for every hand u play because there are less donks and untill the first break maximum 10% of the ppl are out. U make a mistake and u are out. 7500 good players will be like hell ,the cashout impossible and the freeroll will take a week.