Originally Posted by 2-7MakesMeRaise
Iv gone broke with my bankroll and was wondering if anyone has played for play money on Fulltilt?
There is a game for 500.000 play chips but its a $40 freeroll !
Has anybody ever bothered building there play money and do you think its a good way to try and build a bankroll back up?
Or am I better to stick to the regular freerolls?
I've tried grinding the play chips before on Full Tilt and I think my experience would help you.
First of all, STARTING a play chip BR is not as easy as everyone makes them out to be. It's grueling getting over the 100K hump without following proper BR management.
"Well, follow proper BR management"
Sure you won't go broke, but let's be honest, you're always going to put 5% of your BR at a PLAY MONEY cash table just to get donked out sooner or later? Then there's the time... It hurts to think about the hours you put in for play chips. Also with the reload option, I doubt many would have the discipline.Bottom line is it's not easy(not hard), but you're going to have to spend a good amount of time in the process.
So after you have about 100K, that's when time really doesn't hurt as much because you're going to be making a decent return in chips if you're mass muti-tabling. This is where you're play chip BR starts climbing at a good rate.
So now you have a couple million in play chips. What do you do with it?
"I'll enter that 500k freeroll!"
NO! Here are my top 3 reasons:
1. The pay out structure is horrible. Basically it's first place for like $5 and everyone one else for $3 and $2.
2. Frustrating and time consuming.
3. The buy-in for this tournament is not worth it.
The third reason is the most important. With the 500k buy-in, there are better uses for it. I would recommend selling a million play chips for the current market price of about $5. The time and risk of the tournament is not simply worth the 1st place prize of $5. If it was a top percentile most paid structure, it would be a different story, but best thing to do in this situation is sell it to a reputable play chip buying site.
The only freeroll you should be playing is the CardsChat freeroll. Everything else is complete trash.
Well this is the advice I can offer you. I wish you luck in your endeavors.