re: Poker & Do people play differently in freerolls compared to cash tournaments?
Originally Posted by lost2qandisa
Freerolls, force you to take risk early that you normally would not take. Many people shove early and just try to double up with any two cards. In freerolls, I will play almost any pocket pair all in if someone shoves. I will also push with AK AQ and AJ. Once you make it to the middle of the tourney, tighten up and play ABC poker. Micro buy ins are almost the same as freerolls except you don't end up shoving quite as much. One day I may be able to play in a higher buy in with "real" players.
You are saying this, yet you got upset when i shoved to your UTG raise in lock freeroll and you had AQ,
With AQ you are almost 50:50 against a 22-JJ only an serious underdog against AA and still small underdog against QQ, KK. So in early stage when you know that people are shoving all pairs and most bigger broadways so it is atleast a flip with that range and as we all agreed you need to take some chances early because if you muck all the hands you get blinded out and eventually if you think ICM youll have to shove at some point with probably weaker hand that you could have called earlier... This is not the way i would advice anyone to play a cash game but low buyin large field mtt are the lagtard place where you need to fit in and pick the spots where you need to take the chances, that is right, need to take the chances if you want to run deep, it is better to get one big cash than 5 min cashes in 10 mtt...