I try to to get as far as I can in freerolls. I play low limit poker on FTP, and the freerolls are a way to learn to beat the wild crazy games. And if you can't beat a calling station(even some aggressive ones), then you certainly can't beat a TAG player. True you will have your aces get cracked by a dolly parton frequently on free-rolls, but by applying strategies against LAG and LP players will help you improve your game imensly. You never know who you might sit down at a table with even at a higher stake. Because of this, you want to know how to exploit all styles of play. The strategies used in medium level stakes, and higher stakes are drastically different then in lower limits. Alot of the semi-bluffs and sr8tegic value bets, offering horrible calling odds
don't matter. They will take their middle pair and slam all of their chips in the middle. I play my tightest game in freerolls, going as far as laying down AK sometimes. I like to see flops in crazy games. People who can't play like to "crap shoot" and gamble preflop. Everyone wants to get their money in with any 2 cards. Facing 5 callers holding pocket aces going to the flop your only 23% fav. to win by showdown, very sobering. I do like to raise occasionally with good multiway hands tho, and this is where i'm increasing my deceptiveness and strategy for getting better at playing "rags". I might throw in 3x BB with JTs or T9s because i'm almost positive i'll get a bunch of callers. When the table starts to tighted up as the field gets down to it's last 25% this play still works if i have been tight myself and i have a table image of that. I'd bet that extremly high limits are alot like the freerolls in a way, because so much money is involved, to where it becomes who's got the balls to bet the 27k bet on a draw. I dunno, i don't play those limits whatsoever because i can't afford that, but when i watched high stakes cash and SNG on FTP is was like every other hand all in ; a crap shoot. I generally find a TAG is still the best approach.