re: Poker & Freerolls
I like the FR's and usually play the 2700 person FR at Full-Tilt. It is a tough grind. I haven't made it to the money yet, but I have finished in the top 100 several times, so I know I am getting close. What I like about the FR's is that around the 270 person mark the game changes significantly. Most of the landmines are long gone and you start to see some form of a real poker game
!! You really need to have a complete game to do well in the FR's. Each facet of your game is going to be test from hand selection, to stealing blinds/antes, draws, bluffs. Even at this level, if you have any leaks in your game they are going to be exposed to you.