Beginners: avoid freerolls (except Cardchat's)
This is a followup to a previous post of mine.
I actually win consistently at the lower microstakes and lowest buy-in MTTs. But at freerolls
it's a lost cause (except for CardChat's). I can buy-in for $4 at $0.02/$0.04 and 8 of 10 times I finish with $12 or $16. The same for low buy-in small-field MTTs I do reasonably well.
Freerolls are not real poker
because no value is placed on your initial stack. They are "lotteries" with Russians/Ukrainians/Brazilians going all-in every 2nd hand. There's so many of them that a few will luck-out and double-up 5x in a row and you have no hope of catching up to them.