Freeroll vs Real Money
I haven't played online poker since well before Black Friday and I, like many others back then, dropped a lot of money playing every hand like what I saw on TV. I'm a little older now, and I want to get back in, but actually know what I'm doing this time.
I have been playing freerolls
as a way to "test the waters" and practice what I've been learning before depositing real money
. So far, I'm not what I would consider a stellar player. It generally goes like this:
I make it ITM about 10% of the time. The closest being 2nd place. No all out wins yet. About 50% I place just outside. Between 1-15 away. The rest I blow in random unwanted places.
When I do place, the micro cash tables eat my winnings quickly even though I start to show signs of profit. (I think my play is too loose for cash games at that level or possibly any cash game.) I know that the competition would be a little better at higher real money tournaments, so am I showing enough promise to venture a buy in, or should I be placing more consistently to be able to be successful in a better game?