re: Poker & How to win in the freeroll tournaments?
I don't wish to brag, but I have won a decent amount of freerolls in my year or two of playing online poker, ranging from 250 to 10000 entrants. When there are a bunch of sitters, there is only one strategy: get out of the gates fast and establish yourself as a BIG STACK who is NOT AFRAID. After all, it's just a freeroll - play smart, establish a nice image, but you're going to face a lot of donks who don't care and a small stack is JUST GOING TO HURT YOU. If you can build up early, within, say, 10 minutes (don't want to waste your time after all), then you have the opportunity to collect the blinds of the sitters at your table. In most 2700 FTP freeroll tournaments, there are about 500-600 players left after all the blinds are gone. Ideally, you'd like to be sitting anywhere better than 150 when that happens. By now, you probably have a tighter table of people who are starting to smell the money, and haven't played with you. There are two possible strategies: sit still, pick your moments, get a good image, etc. This is how I would normally play a cash tournament, obviously mixing it up a bit and taking apart the table if I smell weakness. HOWEVER, in a freeroll tournament you have to understand that hardly anyone pays attention to image or thinks above what they have (and maybe what you have). Therefore, as I have found, it is necessary to take advantage of their weakness so that you can force yourself to the top of the leaderboard and make a legitimate claim for the cash. HOWEVER, DO NOT BE STUPID! Being aggressive doesn't mean blind pushes and constant reraises - anyone will notice all in after all in after all in. Pick your spots, especially with those you notice have patterns (such as raise from button every time). If when the top 100 hits, you are above 30, just tighten up, pick your spots, and you should make it there.