This is a discussion on How make your bankroll at freerolls? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Tell me please strategy for win freerolls or get good placement?
Play agressive? Need bluffing? Or just wait a good card?
Nickname on pokerstars: lildxxdec
player at Holdem
Play tight in the beginning as all the loose players push with any hands. I would then play aggressively around 30minutes into the freeroll but making sure you play for good position on the table. When you have chipped up to around 50BB deep into the freeroll then play the good hands and spot your opposition weak game play.
Hopefully with all going according to plan, you should be in the money. Just remember everything I said above is just a method I play. Doesn't mean to say I will always get in the money. Tilts and bad beats does happen every now and then. Just keep playing freerolls and good luck.
I'd play freerolls with a similar "strategy" to how you would play any other event. I don't play crazy just because I can't lose money; some people do this for the thrill, but it isn't a winning strategy long-term.
As with more "standard" games, I find one key being able to identify the other players. Who is nitty? Who is a fish? Who is shoving all-in every hand? (annoyingly common complaint many have about freerolls turned into a lottery).
Once you identify which players are doing what, then you attempt to exploit them. How you try that depends on many factors including your play-style. Be willing to adapt! Some freerolls I'm playing almost maniac aggressive and others I am playing really nitty; if your play-style is exploitative, then go for it. Just don't change just for the sake of doing something different though. If I tighten up, then it is for a reason like players shoving a lot or my raises not getting credit. If I loosen up, then it is for a reason like too many players folding to my aggression.
It isn't really a secret, but I'll play freerolls as I'd play a different stakes game; poker is poker
1st place finish at CardsChat 30 Day Course Freeroll (May 31, 2020). As my first ever CardsChat event, this one will always be special for me.