Something to watch for in a mega-freeroll
I read this somewhere on CC, but I thought it was worth reiterating because I tried it last night, and it worked! I played in a 7,500 person freeroll and finished in 58th!
In the beginning, a lot of people aren't even at the table, so a bot plays for them. The bots *always* fold if someone raises. So, once you figure out who the bots are, you can *always* steal their blinds with a min raise.
Near the beginning of the tourney, I tripled up with AA all-in. That put me at 4,500 chips. But at the end of the first hour I had 10K clips from blind stealing. It was just me and one other player stealing blinds, going head to head every so often. Then a third player joined us. It was like playing three handed but with free chips every so often. If no one raised by the time it got to the third player, the third player just did a min raise and took the blinds. It was very cool.
Anyhow, just thought I'd share that as it really helped in the first hour or so work my way up the ladder. I'm not sure if I would have even thought of it had I not read it here on CC.
Thank you CC! And enjoy those mega-freerolls everyone!