Yes you can. There are two ways to look into this. First one is to hunt for small wins regularly which will become a good sum in few months.
The another approach is to target the final table but for this you have to play like a maniac but whenever you win, you win big.
if you have the time and patience you might win a few dollars, but i disagree that you can make money with free rolls. Most of them the winning is very small. Most take over 3 hours to finish. A lot of the big ones have lottery players going all in all the time.
I cant say because i never really won first place.
I took third in a cardschat freeroll got 3rd put it in a big tourney the 7k early bird 11$ buy in 880+people and took third all in one night.Ive won 250$ freeroll win on NLOP before so its definitley doable and it feels goof to! Have confidence you can too!
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Of course you can benefit from the freerolls, even if you do not win the 1st place of the tournament, remember that they are free and you only invest your time in them, everything you can earn in them that helps to build your bank or improve it, and is a money that you get with investing your time nothing more
certainly freerolls are the easiest way to start a bankroll from nothing.my advice is to gamble what winnings you have accomplished in a freeroll tourny into a real money tournament. it just takes placing in a real money entry tourny to really start earning some real winnings. cash games are quickest way but if youre playing with too much of your bankroll it might prevent you from playing pots you would win.
Just because you don't even pay to play, and if you play well you will win some money, doesn't matter how much, i think the more important don't push yourself to win by anyway. can you understand what i'm saying?
For example, you can play a freeroll and win few pennys, and even wether you reach in the last ones positions, after that invest your pennys in the other bet, as soon you win, you will do money without spend your own money. Do you know what that means? profit =D
best luck to you and let`s try win our first one freeroll
Freerolls - great start to take part in few tournaments / minumun cash games, when you won some money.
I guess it's wrong to think that you'll play freerolls and got money each time, and it could be the only game to play, but it's a nice start if you don't want to risk a lot using own money, or to add one more table in the current session, just why not?)
re: Poker & Can you really profit from a freeroll tournament
I depends on how valuable your time is. As they are freerolls every time you cash you have a huge return on your $0 investment. If you have better things to do with your time - is it worth spending 6 hours to make $2? Better of getting a job.
I cant say because i never really won first place.
Of course you can benefit, it does not matter if you get the first place. The important thing is that you can earn money without having to risk anything, it is the best investment you can make. regards
First if you make some money at freeroll, next you can increase your br at micro... there is no need to win first place ... i play cc freeroll for improve my game ... because i play with out software and from phone
I do remember - a while back now - one of the professionals (Ferguson I think it was) who said its possible to make $10K in ONE MONTH starting with a freeroll. I'm sure he done it and I don't know if anyone else has done it since?
Also freerolls are about pure luck, today I had AA, went all in, got called by a guy with 7 9 off suit (was about 3 grand over BB) and he hit a straight on the river!
Freerolls are not pure luck, just like with any tournament you need to have a bit of luck at key moments but it's the same with any MTT. If you play hyper style tournaments the luck factor does go up considerably.
It's possible to consistently do well in freerolls, and as others have pointed out it is risk free. Keep going, even if you are not cashing you should be learning and improving in this style. Good luck
Yes, of course, because freerolls can not lose their money, the more you can win them for free. But winning a prize is very difficult, because in the freeroll play a lot of inadequate players who turn the tournament into a lottery, but there is a way out - you need to try to play only with strong hands.
Take a look around at Cardschat you will see the Freerolls and Special Events available here and the prizes on offer every week and every month.
It is very easy to profit from freerolls and get your bankroll going.
However I do agree it is extremely hard to win anything descent from freerolls not named Cardschat as the field size is so large and it ends up being bingo. There are some really descent ones on Party Poker but you would have had to make a deposit before you can play them.
And for the comment above freeroll is about pure luck that is not just freerolls alone that is Poker on a whole that sort of things happens on all levels especially on the turbos just got to understand how to deal with. Someone call my 4bet jam with 23 suited on a $11 tourney this week and ran down my Kings, I feel so cheated sometimes in this game but just have to come again and try harder next time and hope the luck is with me.
freeroll is clearly the easiest way to build your bankroll, i made over 500 bx in my first few months as an amateur, then jumped into high buy-ins and lost, that was before i learned about bankroll management... still new in the poker world and still learning. My first deposit ever was what i made through freeroll tourneys..
if you can I have won a few but you have to know how to administer to build a bank from that last night my brother won the league freokol intiation poker stars but nothing worth playing for hours and win and then lose in seconds what you won by bad administration I think I have to set goals and play serene if you spend hours playing and you win you should take a break and play again more serene and clear goals not play for nothing but that depends on everyone luck greetings
I have made at least 50$ every month by freerolls during the last year, but this means playing tons of them. When I'm down to 2 tables I'm feeling bored and something's missing. The average is 4 tables mostly all day long and sometimes it hops up to 12 tables. Once you manage to keep the good ones and donk away the bad ones (or turn them into good ones) it is very easy to make profit, but you have to know your enemies...notes are the key!!!
I think yes, an example that you can make money in freerolls is Anette Obrestad Annette_15, she started playing freerolls and win a lot of money.
In the freerolls you have to play aggressive, to try to get the most chips, and try to get as far as possible, and if out fast tournament, nothing happens, it's free.
It is absolutely possible to build a bankroll from freerolls. Volume, patience and resilience is critical.
Many tournaments only pay 10%-12% of the field. Consider looking for freerolls that pay a large % of the field. For example, some freerolls will pay 16%-20% of the field. Typically a min cash is only a few coins but over time, these small amounts will add up! The value in the tournaments that pay a large % of the field is that it is MUCH easier to ensure a cash a high percent of the time (a decent player can probably cash 2 or 3 out of 5 tournaments attempted).
For example, if you play on ACR consider the OTR freerolls which pay about 20% of the field. To think about this idea differently using the OTR example, 1 in 5 persons make the cash. In the OTR freeroll tournament, typically, if you make the 1st break - you'll make the cash (or be close to it).
yes you can, obviously you will not always get the 1st place, but it's about trying to continue, improve your game, change strategies, the complicated of the free is that many players bet everything without meaning, but yes you can
I just restarted on a site that I had played before with a new account. After 3 days I have 1Euro and 34 cents and a 2 Euro Ticket in my bag...
Everything is possible, but you have to play poker, not bingo as well in Freerolls
yes of course we can make a big profit I never made a deposit. But thanks to the gains I make on the frerrolls, I manage to raise funds of up to several dollars.
My best result on a Frerrolls tournament is 8th out of 5600 players. It is easier to rank in a tournament than a paid tournament, but the majority of the time brings me only a few cents. When there are more than 30, 50 or 100 players, unfortunately for me, I always lose at that moment.
The only thing free rolls cost you is your time. If you're willing to spend your time playing them then they're profitable, although maybe not as profitable as regular MTT's unless you find some special ones with higher guarantees.
Of course you can get good results with the free, just that you have to have better patience, we must remember that earning little money is to invest in a larger tournament to play for great prizes.
I have had very good results investing my profits from the free
A freeroll is good for those who need to give some up on the bankroll and have difficulty buying chips. But for this you will have to at least stay at the final table for profit to be significant. Even so, it can always be profitable to play a freeroll. Good luck.
I always encourage members to play in freerolls, but not for reasons of winning. Online freerolls are a window into what I call the idiocy of online poker tournaments - and, by the way, that includes my own.
I do things in freerolls that I would never do in tournaments at a real casino. That is because, as I have said before in posts here at Cardschat, I use online freeroll tournaments merely to practice for offline tournaments. Sometimes online, (read many times) I go all-in with a 62o or something just as crazy just to see what happens. Of course, if you play with rag hands like that, the odds are heavily that you will not win. But, surprisingly I have won at times nonetheless.
If you really want to profit from tournaments, and I say this knowing that you can also lose your shirt, learn the game - online or offline - and go to a real brick and mortar casino that you trust. Meaning, a house that through experience you have learned is honest. Be prepared to bring a minimum bankroll of $300. That is where - and I speak from experience - you will profit if indeed you have really learned the game.
My advice, if you enjoy the game as I do, is not to play at all times. Where I play, I do so after midnight. I do this because, where I play, that is the time when the real poker players - the ones who earn their living from playing - show up for a game, And, we play all night long. I like to play with those who really know the game, and, of course, I like to profit from such players because it gives me a sense of satisfaction.
I do not like to play (with a few exceptions) during the day because that is when a lot of good ordinary people come to the casino with their hard earned cash just to try their luck and have a good time. I do not see them as much competition, and for that reason I would take no pleasure or satisfaction in taking their money or their good time away, and also for the reason that I want to enjoy the game playing equals while profiting. This is important to me, profiting from equals, although I know many would not hesitate to take the chips of those whom they would consider "fish."
Yup, if you want to profit, seriously, practice, really learn the game, and go a little crazy online like I do, but the real money is at the casino. At least, it is for me. That is where I really enjoy playing. But, that is my way. Others have their own way of doing things, and I do respect their way also. Don't look at my way as an example of the path you might take to profit. Look at the champions. They don't waste much time online, except where being bound by contract makes them money - win or lose.
One last thing. My casino does have tournaments on weekends in the daytime. They are not free. I have entered only 7 such tournaments, (the few exceptions I mentioned before) and I have won 3. In one of those tournaments, I took out in a final showdown a so-called television celebrity poker champion for whom I have absolutely no respect because he got angry that he did not win. He jumped up from his chair, and apparently called me an idiot, something, lucky for him, I did not hear. Why? Because - honestly - I was busy gathering many thousands of chips that were shortly converted to cash. Anyhow, good luck to you.
I think volume is the key if you have time. I have been playing a lot recently and actually got 2nd in a $10 one on ACR. Also, the satty freerolls to the $1 mil gtd are cool. If you make it through all the steps and get a ticket and cash that tournament you have a nice starting br. Best of luck to you
To paraphrase Sklansky’s Theory of Poker, your opponent makes money when you make a mistake, and you make money when he/she makes one.