Originally Posted by NoWuckingFurries
I've played freerolls for two to three years now, and am just starting to play the 30c satellite tournaments for the BLT or Daily Dollar. It depends whether you expect to be able to play well straight away, or are prepared to grind away at it until you can see that your game is improving. Patience is a big part of poker, and playing freerolls will test your patience to the limits.
This is true, but my point is supported, you can make a few dollars on freerolls, then you have to grind microbuyins like satellites to the DD or BLT to actually build any semblance of a BR.
Originally Posted by swingro
But do not expect to win easy the CC freerolls Less players but everyone is as good or much better.
You would think better quality of play would deter me... but you have to understand that at the average level of play for the CC freerolls, its very predictable. Don't get me wrong, we're all way better than the average freeroller... but it almost makes it easier.
I guess an example would work best... someone raises UTG in a freeroll at any time in the tournament, you have no idea what they have unless you've had them on the table for awhile. Literally, I've seen freerollers raise from anywhere with stuff like 55 or A4o. You see someone in a CC freeroll raising UTG at any time, you respect it, you can define a very thin range to it, two face cards or 99+ at the least.
Once you get the hang of them, the only thing holding you back from cashing is variance. Sometimes your kings or queens run into aces when you shove, sometimes your flush is beaten by a higher flush... or you go card dead. I play a very simple game, but it works pretty damn well in the CC freeroll.
I could and do play the same game in a normal freeroll... I would most likely do very well... but the bubble is too tough to break. Simply put, you need to get lucky to get over it... in CC freeroll, once you know what you're doing, you need to not get unlucky.