This is a discussion on Freerolls within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; i am a beginner, and iv'e spent a few dollars but when i play freerolls its not at like playing in cash games. if you
I think it's Play Money, that will make everyone got nuts. There is no winning strategy, if there is no wins. It happens in a bubble that's connected to real world thru time only, not money. As I see it: only point playing is making sure you got the rules correct and can start accumulating skills.
In freeroll there are wins and one can have winning strategy.
My first thought is why even start a freeroll if you do not care for winning or losing is it not just a waste of time then?
I started playing again few days ago and I try and make cash out of 0USD, 1st @ Pokerstars ( already @ 4USD total atm!
So whit this I play now low stake S&G/MTT to try and get some bankroll, my goal is to reach over 15USD on the 0,01-0,55 buy-ins, from there on I wanna enter 0,50-1,50, to reach 50USD and from there on try to get a monthly pay-out.
I like this for the challenge mostly.
Playing in freerolls provides 0 risk and the players have a range which is amazing. Therefor it is easy to play tight, as people easy call there nearly any raise, no reason to hide the fact you play tight.
In the end even in freerolls I believe tight play in Holdem is essential.