Please Help Me Understand
I just do not understand the nature of FreeRolls
or more precisely why anyone plays them. I mean I do not consider myself dumb, unpractical, or illogical.
But many must do...I mean 500 players all duking it out over the same $2.50. So you will give up 4 hours of your life for a 2% shot at $2.50?????
Then do it over and over and over expecting different results....is that not the definition of insanity....
I played a free roll and won last year on Americas Card Room. It took me many many hours. I won the $2.50....I put that $2.50 into a cash game and got it up to $5 and then put that into a $5 SNG game and placed 2nd. Then entered a DON and doubled and then entered a good $50 MTT and lost in that MTT busting right before the bubble.
I thought back and realized this is why people play free rolls. To build it up for a chance to take down a large MTT......
I have never successfully done that again though.....
Beside the attraction of getting something for nothing, you cant learn much from them as they do not play the same as a real game. You cannot build BR from them unless you truly just absolutely do not work and have no life , no family, no kids, no friends, no pets, no need to eat or shower..lol
In all seriousness, is it purely the joy of winning something from nothing? Is that the pure attraction?
I guess private free rolls like here at card chat etc may offer more real play from more true players, but I'm talking your ever day run of the mill free roll on some big poker site
. Why in the world would you play em in any serious manner outside of pure boredom and some free time?