Originally Posted by ribaric
EPT live freerolls are starting! First good luck to all! There will be 30k players.
Let me hear your strategy for that kind of freerolls! I know there must be a lot of luck but some strategy must be.
I would apriciate any advice!
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How to survive in a tournament with many players
These tournaments that have great fields attract an interesting mix of all types of players. If you are planning to play these tournaments for the first time (or have played it previously without the success you were hoping for) here are some tips that can help you:
1. Be careful not to overestimate your hands from the start! .
The structure is reasonably good and deep at its inception, which means you should be more careful not to be eliminated right out of the face with medium strength hands, and even be able to give up strong pre-flop hands with which you I would like to go all-in at more advanced stages of the tournament.
The deep structure also implies that in the early hours, hands like suited connectors and low pairs that can hit big flops are more attractive to play as you can win lots of chips with them.
2. Do not play with fear in the bubble.
A minimum amount of money will be important for a large number of players, especially those who have managed to get their places to the tournament via satellites for a small buy-in or FPPs. Exactly for this reason, several more experienced players will increase their aggressiveness as the money bubble approaches in order to be able to accumulate chips easily.
Rewarding is good, but the money itself is at the final table. So do not be afraid to take the risk and make the right move, even if it means you can be eliminated before you reach the prize pool.
*3. It's a marathon, not a drag!
It is a long tournament, usually lasting more than 10 hours. So do not give up or get discouraged just because you got a few chips or you lost a big pot. Most people who win a tournament that lasts so long were left with few chips at some point in the event. When I won EPT Copenhagen I had a disastrous hand when 40 players were missing and I was left with only 2 big blinds! But with the right combination of patience and luck I was able to get back into a medium stack and eventually I got all the chips. Do not use the fact of being with few chips as an excuse to play poorly or without focus!
Good luck at the tables and hope my tips will help you improve your tournament performance with lots of players!