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Sorry if this is another Newbie Question :p
I am playing a lot of Freerolls at the moment and I know that a lot of
Sorry if this is another Newbie Question
I am playing a lot of Freerolls at the moment and I know that a lot of players either forget to login or miss the event so they are sitting out.
My question is about later on in the event maybe an hour and half in, you get moved to a different table and of the 9 seats, 4 or 5 will have players marked as 'Sitting Out'...is this a deliberate ploy used my some players?
Because I cannot see the benefits of blindly posting blinds without playing the game? Any ideas why this happens and late in the freeroll?
Good day! I used to sometimes use this strategy - doing sit-out, and he watch the game, the theory of such, hands are thrown off the gun, early position can lose with AA, and always get back late, let others think that I just came in and decided to make a coin-flip like, and he of course go all in with a monster)) Here is such an experience. Sincerely, good luck!
I see a lot of big stacks sitting out late in tournaments sometimes. I am thinking they are either trying to protect their stacks from a bad beat so they just don't want to play any hands or maybe they had to leave for work or something. I have also seen players sit out every hand except their blinds, probably for reason 1 above. To me those players are more concerned about cashing than winning the whole thing.
When you are really deep you can take a break and wait until hands get relevant again. Freerolls can be dangerous since a lot of abnormal hands happen because of an all-or-nothing strategy by others. It will also make it easier to maintain focus in the end as freerolls can take a few hours if you want to reach final table
It is tough to say why a player may be sitting out. There are plenty. Regardless of the reason, remember to adjust your play to the number of active players at the table but keep an eye on them to return.