WTF is wrong with people???
I have been gettining into feerolls on a few sites and playing some $1 SNGs and it amazes me what people will do.
To start, I was in a $1 SNG on UB last night and the very 1st hand the UTG player raised to 3 1/2X the BB..she was called in a 4 spots and I was sitting in the BB with AKs...this was about my 4th SNG of the night and I knew I was probably dominating most hands, I didn't think there were any pocket pairs because they would have re-raised to isolate..so I pot bet the initial raise and she insta-pushed...that made me stop and think for a moment..what would dhe do that with?? AA? KK? QQ? Of course it folded around to me and I felt I was ahead of her pushing range and at worst a coin flip and since there was too much money by now to justify a fold..turns out she had QUEEN EIGHT SUITED..who the hell raises a re-raise from UTG with Q8s??? Unless she put me on a stone cold bluff or was just bluffing herself..turned out to be a great bluff for her because she flopped an 8 and it held up..I just don't see the sense in that...of course I told her nice hand and as I waited for another tournament to start I watched her over and over commit all of her chips to suited face cards, usually with horrible kickers, and of course, she lost pretty darn fast..but would someone PLEASE explain the thought process behind pushing with a suited face like that? And yes, I realize that I didn't have a made hand either, but again, I felt that I was ahead of her range and at worst a coin flip and the pot odds
more than justified my call (35*5= 175 then my pot bet of 175= 350+ her all in= 1815 and I had to call 1325) and it turned out I was more than a 2:1 fav so I am happy with the call even though I lost..I also ended up adding her to my find a player list and entered 2 more $1 SNGs that she was in and I took 3rd in one and 1st in another (18 player SNGs on UB) but that's an aside.
Ok, now onto freerolls
..EVERY site I have played freerolls or the "Skill League" on Pokerstars
it's ALWAYS the same..there are usually 3 or 4 people all in the 1st 3 or 4 hands..I watched one guy "donkpro.com" on Pokerstars go all in 18 hands in a row, and WIN with junk..I was in 3 with him..won the first, lost the 2nd and crippled him the 3rd and someone else polished him off two hands later..but I see this in every freeroll..and I try to sit and be patient and wait for good hands..but what am I supposed to do when one guys pushes and I am sitting with AQs on the button?? Turns out that guy had A4 and beat me..it was the 1st hand of a Full Tilt $150 freeroll..and usually I try and sit out the first 10-20 hands in these freerolls, that way the donks have either a: been knocked out or b: have a big stack and have settled down some. I know it was stupid to call an all in the 1st hand..I know better than that..even as a 3:1 favorite...and thats what I figured I would be and at worse a 60:40 favorite..I know sometimes I am going to be a coin flip there and it sucks to be in a coin flip on your first hand, and most times I would have folded because usually it is 4-5 people pushing with 7-4o and J-3s and hands like that..I am sure anyone who has played ANY freerolls knows what I am talking about...and again..I just don;t get it.