This is a discussion on Do People Value Freerolls? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Ive been in a few free rolls this pass month and cant believe the madness ive been seeing. I mean i know its free and
Because it's free many don't value it very much so they play a lot of cr***y hands , playing extra agressively loose , trying to bully the table and the rest of the players . I have seen them at many freerolls , the only way is to play the same strongly aggressively , sometimes ATC trying not to get blinded out because of them .
I wish I'll never play them again soon, they make me sad... I'm trying my best. playing solid ABC poker and soon get short stacked seeing how ppl make stacks with K5o cracking aces,kings and so on. Then I get my pocket kings and I'm thinking "my god, it's my time to face a guy with 85 suited' ...
I don't understand the thinking of the bingo players. I try to use freerolls to improve my game. There is a few hands that I feel the only way to play them is to go all-in or fold. But other than those 2 or 3 hands I use the freerolls to improve my ability to read other players as well as figure what bets are most likely to be called if I have the nuts. I just don't understand the BINGO mentality in a poker game. I feel it proves they CAN'T play poker!!!!!
i would so no, people play obviously more loose don't care as much because theirs no skin in the game. when it comes close to in the money however, things will tighten up. the beginning is a free for all
You are right it is pure madness in most if not all freerolls. I do not think the average player really values a freeroll. I think they just see it as a chance to play like a donk and maybe get some $ without an entry fee.
To add, I also believe that the more time you play poker with the same players, patterns start to resonate. For instance if I know a player I am playing with really well, I can make better hypothetical judgments on cards I believe he/she has.
Under a buy-in of 100$, the first hour is bingo..... no poker. There are to many fishes on the table....
This is the reason why i prefer live-poker
I'm not sure it takes a 100 buy in for people to care, to be well rolled for a 100 buy in you need to have at least 20k, that's not a 20k life roll either lol. To answer the OP, I think some care and some don't--some people figure they'll double up or bust early and they think their time is best spent that way. At the same time, I know some people from 3rd world countries can make a living of freerolls.
playing solid poker at freerolls seems to work the best. you should be more than happy to let fishys put all their chips in the middle with weaker hands. due to the huge field and relatively small % of players paid ( at my site anyway ) you need to play a huuuuuge volume of them to really make good use of your superior poker knowledge.
The first hour in freerolls is madness, but afterwards people are playing a bit more serious. So yeah normally I tend to play pretty straightforward in the first period of huge freerolls and call all ins alot wider.
Ive been in a few free rolls this pass month and cant believe the madness ive been seeing. I mean i know its free and all but you should still try to play your best. Ive
seen ppl called some huge preflop raises after initially limping and go on to winning pots with hole cards such as 10 6s, 94o, etc against the raisers who would have had
top prem hands. Free rolls seems to be a fish festival.It is so ridiculous how it seems so bingoish. I play free rolls for fun i will admit but i do try to have the same
strategy and solid game that i normally use in my mid-high stakes. Its insane how better my results are in mid and high stakes buy-ins(having cash in over 60% of
these tournys) in comparison to freeroll, which leads me to believe ppl dont value you free rolls, its basically a hit or miss fish festival. So with all humour i believe i to
when playing these free rolls in my spare time i will take the same hit or miss approach and leave the serious, more solid approach for my daily round games
I fully agree with you, it's hard to play qualitatively in free games, very many players play in such tournaments with some disdain, do not value them and constantly go all-in, with absolutely any hands. Sometimes it just freaks me out and I'm boiling .. I have wins in freerolls and they are pretty nice, but more I'm feeling negative about such games. I hope that I will be able to collect a bankroll for the game in ordinary games for money and do not have to be angry and play free games!
i use the hit and miss to my advantage. I actually wait for decent cards and then go all in as i know someone will call all in. Some people think of freerolls as something to do with extra time. I was also amazed how many people will call when they have trash cards. The worst is when they actually win with them. I've gotten into the money with freerolls so don't give up on them.
In my opinion, some freerolls are not even being played like real poker, but rather Craps shooting. Everyone moves all in just because they can, not because they have a strong hand. The only real way to play....well for me.....is to wait out the mad rush of push or fold until you have a good hand. But I don't know, it's crazy to me. If you're not playing to win, then why even sign up for the Tournament if you're just going to be Sir Donk-a-Lot.
I think not, many player play trash cards even all in. I try to be better with every tournament but some frees are frustrating and more frustranting is loose with a good hand versus trash hand. I see players playing all in to try get advantage of chips early and get a lot of chips, but some good players keep pushing and get it. Keep playing hard and improving your game no matter what happens is the goal.
The truth is that you will find those same type players at every level, but most of the time they don't get very far, because that little bull shit don't last long, and the sit back players take them a part.
Freeroll is a great training place. Chance to win money without investing is just a huge +EV. Plus to that, while novice and recreational players are learning to play poker (some more, some less, some learn never xD) in these game. It's mistake to think that good players can't gain anything of that. Because it's full of fish and donks, it's also as i said a great training place for refining your skills of getting most value out of fish. Because having such skills can be vital also at normal tournaments on your limit you play. When you suddenly get one or two fishes jumped at your table, you should be ready to hook them up, before other regs did.
i played freeroll for serius but enjoyable. playng A game like when im playing real game, with hoping can out with the prizes. yes i see many player going bingo in early freeroll i think its nood for learning poker. by playing A game i hope can building my bankroll from this freeroll.
Freerolls can help you get your bankroll started, but you'll need some luck. I think only once you get ITM, the real game starts, and even then you can get some maniacs there. But at the early stages it is crazy, so many people playing any 2 cards. It can be really frustrating, but yes it helps you to learn how to deal with tilt.
Freerolls only for fun to put on everything and look lucky or unlucky ... Nothing but excitement ... No poker, no tactics, no strategy .. nothing at all .. When you're not lucky, you only experience more
Freerolls are free, very few people appreciate, many players go all-in, you have AA, and he has 24 different sets and they collect a flush or a full house. It's insignificant, patience and again the patience in freerolls