The Cardschat freerolls
have far better play in them than the micro buyin MTTs you're playing. I'd suggest staying active, get your post count up & get playing in some of these freerolls (you'll find some really good players in them actually).
Try posting some HandHistory examples for advice.
Yes it'll get frustrating with so many loose callers in early levels (even in later levels but not as many).. and probably TONS of limping, weird betting (ie. one player 'minraises' the limpers & ridic stuff like this).
You have to try to make adjustments for the players on your table (ie. typically in early levels if I wake up with big pr. AA/KK/QQ/JJ/AK/AQs I'm raising 3x.... but in the super micros you may have to raise to 5x (so it doesn't turn into a mass-multiway pot).
If you're in Late Pos., you obviously want to be 3-betting them (re-raising) & typically your raise size should be ~3.5x the size of their raise,... maybe even 4x it). ie. you have KK on BTN, (20/40) MP raises to 120, folded to you... raise it to 400,... if MP raises to 120 & there's one caller... raise it to ~480.
If there's a limper and two callers... you're on BTN with KK... raise 3x +1bb per limper (in very early levels... make it 4x +1bb).
If there's 2 limpers (25/50) and you're in SB with KK...raise 4x +1bb per limper.. so.. raise to 300 (when you're out of position you want to add ~1bb to your raise.. so 4x instead of 3x).
Also, in early levels if you're on a super loose donk table.. and there's a EP raise & two callers... nothing wrong with just shipping in the pile as you'll be amazed by what they'll call down with once they've invested a few chips into the pot (< obviously not what you want to be making a regular practise of... & am referring to the 1500chip donkaments.. not 3,000 chip ones).
Just a few examples of adjustments to make here for ya... Raise more!
Also, in early levels you'll be getting HUGE implied odds
to call behind in LP with sm prs. & SC's (and speculative hands).. cuz if you hit you'll surely get stacks in vs. someone who can't fold TopPr. or an overpair.
In super micros you'll typically run into a few types of fish... one is the weak/tight, and loose pass. callingstation.. and another the way over aggro,over-valuing spewtard. Adjust to each accordingly...
ie. vs. the overaggro donk... tend to c/C with monsters & let them hang themselves... also look to check-raise more (but depends on just how spewy villain is),.. and call them down lighter than you typically would.
Vs. the LooseCalling station (probably the most commone of the 3 fish types... but depends on your table).. just value bet the hell out of them.. ie. you flop a set... "BET".. don't slowplay ever! If you flop TPTK (top pr. top kicker)... BET BET BET. (with draws, I'd tend to just check behind a loose calling station.... semi-bluffing with draws isn't as good of a strategy to use vs. Loose Calling station.. chances are they're paying you off when you hit anyways if they have any piece of the board... at least some of them anyways)... on the contrary.. vs. a weak/tight player you're semi-bluffing/betting out with draws all day long (pretty much)... ie. you flop a flush draw.... BET.
Maybe some of this will help ya?
Best book to pick up for a beginner (beginner here meaning... someone who knows how to play the game (nlhe) & has a bit of a grasp about playing the game... not a total rank amateur).. is -->>>
Phil Gordon's "Little Green Book"
Then, if Tournament play (NLHE) is where you're interest is.. check out >
Harrington On Holdem Vo.1 'Tournament Play'
Harrington On Holdem Vol.2 "End Game play'
(make sure you pick up the 'tournament' books by Harrington as he also has a 'cash game' series. His tournament books are his first released books & are very, very good for giving a player a decent foundation from which to work from for NLHE Tournament play).
Now... if you choose to go the route of SNG's (9plyr. sng), grab a copy of Collin Moshmann's SNG Strategy. (well worth the cost if you can't pick it up at a library).
An investment in the books above will be worth it 100%. There's also a decent chance you can get them through your local library (an inter-libary book loan if they don't have it on their shelves).
You seem keen on the game... I would guarantee you that if you were to read the books above & study them thoroughly (in order suggested).. you would be a winning player in the micro limits online ( $1 - $10 buyin MTT's or SNG's). Phil Gordon's book(s) & Harrington's are very well-written as well (easy to follow along with many hand history examples, unlike many poker books
Maybe make a deposit of $50 as well, as you'll typically want to have ~40-50buyins in your bankroll for the level you're playing at.
An example of a bankroll builder in the micros...
There's a SNG (9plyr) satellite to the 'BigLittle Tournament' on Fulltilt.
THe buyin is 0.70+0.10 (14% rake/tourney fee which is less than many of the $1 sng's you'll find online that charge 20cents fee.. which is way too high in the 'longrun'). The top 3 players each win a $2.20 entry to the Tournament (so.. Fulltilt is actually adding 30cents to the prizepool in each of these,lol).
Last night I played in one of these for the hell of it.. but also because I'm planning on playing that $2 donkament on the weekend anyways (cuz it's got a guar. prizepool of $100K & has a TON of overlay in it.... because there's never even close to 50,000 players in it... so it's a very good "value-added" tourney for the microdonk,.. not sure what 1st place pays out but at the moment there are 16,903 player reg'd for it.. & they have 1st listed as paying out $9,000.... not too bad imo.. someone has to win it).
Okay.. so where I'm going with this is... after the game I took a screenshot & out of curiousity I ran the players names listed in the game. 6 of them had an avg. buyin of less than $1 (some only 50cents.. cuz there are some other even cheaper SNG sattys to play in... the Daily$1 ones... I think they're 30cents). I was curious to see if these players were mostly playing this satellite sng.. & if they were, were any of them profiting much by playing them. Well.. I was a bit surprised (but not overly as I've seen this sort of thing before in the super micros).. 4 of them were making money (1 guy's avg. buyin was $10 and he was down quite a bit.. another's was $2.50 and also a losing player... a couple others had avg. buyin <$1 and were also losing BUT the other 4 were all winning players with avg. buyin 0.65 ->0.90... One had played around 150 games & actually had an ROI of +120%!!! (he was up quite a bit from these super micros)... 2 others were up around $70 & the other was up ~$25. Not too bad for just playing that satellite SNG (turbo) 9-plyr. game. < This is something I'd recommend to a new player starting out. AND
... just stick to the ONE game
type & keep playing that ONE game til' you have a very good understanding of how to play them (it doesn't take a long time to learn how to play 9plyr. SNG's... it's quite simple/easy (but gets a bit more complicated as you move up in buyins where alot of the other players are also good SNG players.. where stuff like ICM & a very good shove/fold game is essential... along with a bunch of other stuff... but in the super micros it's not all that necessary as long as you have a basic but decent/solid understanding of the game, you should be able to profit from them fairly easily). There are a bunch of good SNG strategy guides available online. (Collin Moshmann's book would be the way to go though... if you can get yourself a copy of it).
In other micro buyin sng's I've also found alot of players who've put in a very large volume of games (ie. 500+) at the lowest levels and have built up a bankroll & have moved up in buyin levels (I don't play STT/SNG that often anymore but in the past I've seen players in the $10's with a low avg. buyin with a decent roll, tons of games played & who've obviously made the grind through the super micros successfully & are now winning players at a moderately higher buyin ($10).
Summing up here (as I've gotten motivated/carried away here a bit... hope it's of some benefit for some..???) I'd strongly suggest to READ THE BOOKS (at least Phil Gordon's).. then find a couple of decent strategy articles (& if MTT play.. get the HOH series... & Moshmann's SNG Strategy for SNG's). Stick at first to 9plyr. SNG super micro... learn to beat it.. build a roll... grind it out (start adding on more tables.. at first just play one table & work on your bet-sizing, shove/fold game, value-betting, and then 'playing the players'... once you've got a solid foundation 'then' starting adding on more tables.. one more... then maybe up to 3 at a time for awhile. (but.. it's okay to just stick with only one table at a time for awhile... "perfect practise makes perfect").
Then.. if MTT is where you want to go.. read HOH and start playing some low buyin MTT's occassionally too. The thing is... with MTT play I wouldn't recommend just starting out with them...because it's quite common to go for quite a few tourneys between taking down a decent-sized cash in them (in the super micros it's more common to be in the money ~20-25%+... but not many of those cashes will be of any significant size). It's much easier to build the roll with SNG play at first, build up the roll then start adding in the MTT play.
You might also want to consider first playing some 45plyr. SNG's & 90plyr. & 180's prior to MTT's as they'll give you a good introduction to the various stages of the game & the adjustments you'll be needing to make along the way (in the tourney... ie. as blinds are increasing & how it relates to the stack sizes on your table(s) ).
For MTT play the suggested bankroll management is 100buyins for the level you're playing at (this is due to the nature of MTT play (variance).. you can go 20 tourneys in a row with zero cashes.. quite easily,.. especially if you're playing to win & not overly concerned about 'min-cashing'... btw.. all the money in an MTT is at the top, so once we get decent at playing them we should always be aiming to go as deep as possible and to do so we simply must acquire a stack in mid-levels (but this is a topic for another time, lol).
ok.. ending it there.. Good Luck