This is a discussion on Freeroll strategy within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Assuming that the freeroll is not a normal tournament, simply because it is full of crazy and suicidal people. Which strategy do you consider the
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Just play the best you cant. Do not enter in the rush to move all in the inicials hands. Evaluate your odds preflop very carrefully and dont overvalue those too much.. Freeroll used to have a lot of rise callers... At the begging some tight play used to be profitable...
When the tourney get a 60% of player you can find the game more comfortable without that amount of suicidal people. XD
Not all freerolls are the same, there isn't a one-size-fits-all approach.
This is the same with any stake level, format or variant of poker.
The best advice I can give you is to focus on your game, making the best decision in each given circumstance and be observant.
The more attention you're able to pay to how your opponents at any given table are playing, the better equipped you will be later for making decisions and applying strategies against those players.
You generally can't go too far wrong if you carefully apply the Phil Ivey suggestion of 'do the opposite of what the rest of the table is doing', i.e. if the table is playing snug, be more aggressive. If the table is LAGfest, play tighter until you've got the goods.
Be receptive, pick your battles, you'll get there!
Excerpt drawing of premium hands do not rush anywhere force events .It's hard to say what will help you, but do not forget about your luck without it, too, nowhere.And so the whole game is the same as in regular tournaments.
Just play the best you can. Don't be in a hurry to move everything in the starting hands. Evaluate your pre-flop odds very carefully and don't overvalue them. The freeroll used to have a lot of upside callers ... In the beginning, some tight game used to be profitable ...
When the tournament gets 60% of the player, you can find the game more comfortable without that amount of suicides. XD
I usually practice the tight game at the beginning of the tournament, the problem is when I play with promising hands, I always go all-in in the face. And really, when we get to the bubble, the game becomes more rational.
Thank you for the tips.
** Value bet whenever you think your hand is probably the best
** Increase aggression as you get deeper
I follow this game model the problem happens a bad beat, today there was a giant pot with QQ, on the preflop button I made 2.5x BB the villain at the beginning of the table who had made the limp call. Flop 2-4-3. The villain checks - 42% of the pot, the villain raises. Turn 4 - villain checks - 54% of the pot, villain raises. River JO villain checks me 54% of the pot, the villain all-in, me all-in. showdown, the villain presents A-4, that is, set of 4.
Not all freerolls are equal, there is no approach unique to everyone .
The same goes for any bet level, format or variant of poker.
The best advice I can give is to focus on your game, making the best decision in every circumstance and being an observer .
The more attention you can pay to how your opponents at any table are playing, the better equipped you will be later to make decisions and apply strategies against these players.
You can't usually go too far if you carefully apply Phil Ivey's suggestion to ' do the opposite of what the rest of the table is doing', that is, if the table is playing comfortable, be more aggressive. If the table is LAGfest, play more carefully until you have the goods.
Be receptive, choose your battles, you will get there!
Thanks for the tips I will work more with my attention focused on the game. Work harder on the interpretation of the game and the attitudes of the villains. Do you have a video or book to refer me?
Assuming that the freeroll is not a normal tournament, simply because it is full of crazy and suicidal people. Which strategy do you consider the best to reach ITM?
Tight early, but willing to get all in with "strong" hands
If the table is crazy i'm happy to get all in with AJ+, KQ, 77+
Often you'll be a favorite and even when you lose, it's a freeroll, there will be another one
Bet REALLY BIG when you have a strong hand after the flop,
Freeroll players don't pay as much attention to bet size and often will call overbets and such,
Use that to your advantage.
Once all the crazy players have busted out, revert back to your normal tournament strategy, and just play it like a typical tournament. Typically when you get deeper the players will be treated the game semi serious, so you can apply your usual tournament concepts and expcet a good result.
Watch out for good pot odds.
Not only do we see too many all-ins in freerolls, there are also too many people that just call preflop...
Sometimes when you are in Late position the pot is so big from 4 to 6 limpers that calling is profitable with any 2 cards...
These multiway pots can help you win good pots without having Top hole cards.
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My strategy is to wait for the first break. At the beginning of the game everybody jams. We cannot control the flip. After the first break things will get back to normal. Everybody gets tight. That is my observation
Use freerolls for experience. Try things out you are maybe a little uncomfortable with, just to get the muscle memory in place. Push your comfort zone. Be intentional about what you are practicing each time out, and look for opportunities as you play.