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I pose a double sided question to all of my Cardschat contributors. Due to the volatile nature of today's online freerolls, which school of thought do you believe gives the best chances of getting the money? These two schools of thought are the Harrington approach where you only play the strongest hands and hope to get lucky while conserving your chips for later rounds or the latter which is getting your chips in early with speculative hands in hopes of amassing a large stack for the middle stages of the tournament. Let me know your thought! Does the Harrington approach still work or is it too outdated?:D
 
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Harrington approach will get you crumbs in freerolls. It will waste a lot more of your time for minimal returns. The speculative approach is simpler with freerolls. You're out early and can go do something better with your time or you stay for the deep run and actually make some money.
 
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I think you should not zatsiklivaytes on certain exercises, and play fun, I think you can play with anything, in fact many times the flop comes a map for Q8 or K6 is not necessary to sit and wait for AK or AA because the flop may not priydti AK or Ah! So I play with all the hands I want. I play, I enjoy, I like to play
 
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Example! Opponent goes AK you have A6 flop A610 turn 3 river 9 your sir ) and so often the case where KQ loses K4
 
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Tried Harringtons approach already in freerolls and microstakes. Outdated confirmed.
Although, I still use Harrington's M, for tournament poker still.
 
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I pose a double sided question to all of my Cardschat contributors. Due to the volatile nature of today's online freerolls, which school of thought do you believe gives the best chances of getting the money? These two schools of thought are the Harrington approach where you only play the strongest hands and hope to get lucky while conserving your chips for later rounds or the latter which is getting your chips in early with speculative hands in hopes of amassing a large stack for the middle stages of the tournament. Let me know your thought! Does the Harrington approach still work or is it too outdated?:D

Choose a suitable strategy for the game and go ahead. Do not look back and always go forward. Do not go to the flop often, either raise or fold.
Good luck to you in tournaments dear friend.:icon_thum
 
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Change your game. I keep Harrington's Books at my side in the grind station. When i referance something I normally find. I already know this information by heart. These strats are old and dated even for freerolls.
 
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I'm trying to score chips to hold out until the control re-buy and when it passes it is a different people start to play, and to people of all fifteen thousand of the chips I have twelve thousand, and pair of kings I'm gonna call and that he reveals six two peak and he comes on Board two sixes how many times I was so lost not to count so to the purchases of people play on luck then begins the poker, though not always because the people who enter the tournament are more likely to go to all those who pay for entrance it will always be.
 
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in some cases the Harrington abortion still works, it depends a lot on the dynamics of the table and how other players are playing
 
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I played on the books of Harrington, but rarely achieved good results, now I try in the early stages of the tournament to play more hands, at a later stage of the tournament I play only with strong hands
 
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The bigger the risk the bigger the reward... or so they say. When A's and K's get cracked it sux, but when a 65std fails to win I think nothing of it and keep going.
 
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Each hand is different. I wouldn't stick to any strategy in freerolls. start off with a good hand or two, then exploit players with any hand. Exploiting other players is so much more important than your specific hand in these freerolls. Expect a few all-ins at the beginning, followed by careless play after.
 
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just play a lot thats a way to build skills up
 
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Harrington approach will get you crumbs in freerolls. It will waste a lot more of your time for minimal returns. The speculative approach is simpler with freerolls. You're out early and can go do something better with your time or you stay for the deep run and actually make some money.



I tend to agree that chipping up early with suited connectors makes more sense than grinding out premium hands in freerolls. I see KK and get ready to be cracked...
 
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For the early stage, you can play tight and open high hands, after the set of the Bank to play aggressively and bluff on short stacks
 
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The Little approach.

I pose a double sided question to all of my Cardschat contributors. Due to the volatile nature of today's online freerolls, which school of thought do you believe gives the best chances of getting the money? These two schools of thought are the Harrington approach where you only play the strongest hands and hope to get lucky while conserving your chips for later rounds or the latter which is getting your chips in early with speculative hands in hopes of amassing a large stack for the middle stages of the tournament. Let me know your thought! Does the Harrington approach still work or is it too outdated?:D

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Hi
I dont see any aproach working with fixed strategy, play according to the situation, early on in the tourney its easy to play with a wider range of cards because the blinds are small and its easy to abort a hand when it doesnt flop your hole cards.

Were as mid tourney, the game tightens a little more and after you pass that stage, the final is very tight play in action.

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you have to be good at both styles. the table dynamics are always changing. so i suggest a hybrid of both. you need to use what ever is best for you and whatever the table dictates. when they zig you zag
 
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Brunson, Harrington, Helmuth, Negreano, Skansky, Secretlooser, Farra...they all have a very good approach, suitable for all kind of situations (table size, table mud, blinds, stacks, cash or tournaments, Sit/go, online/live). It's better to know all and play as many hand as possible you can.
 
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