re: Poker & Need Bankroll With no deposit.. Ne suggestions?
Originally Posted by uvrayz
please elaborate on the playin freerolls will seriously harm your game and why. ive been thinkin it is makin me better and more patient?
Every player who goes back and forth from FR's and micro stakes, to larger buy-ins, to cash/ring games probably has an arsenal of various strategies. It gets more complicated if they also play live regularly. There are likely some who play the same game, no matter what.
Patience is good at any level, but it isn't the only factor. Whether FR's affect YOUR game is something only you would know after you've played in a number of them. FR's are a minefield, but even those change table to table. Sometimes there are loads of VERY loose players, sometimes it's a tighter table. You need to adjust your play in order to do well consistently.
If you cannot establish several play styles to use based on situation, position, reads and stacksize, FR's 'can' hurt you.
Chris Ferguson probably said it best in one of his Tips from the Pros on Full Tilt. "Before you worry about adjusting for tournaments, concentrate on adjusting for the other players. The most important skill in poker is the ability to react to a wide range of opponents playing a wide range of styles. Players who can do this will thrive in both ring games and tournaments alike."
Playing FR's may establish a specific play pattern for you that could be hard to change as the stakes, levels and the players change. Makes it harder to adjust when you move up in levels, imo, and start getting away from FR's.