ACR is running these AIOF freerolls to get tourney seats.
Is there any strategy for this except to jump off the cliff and hope for the best?
I think your hand range is relatively easy in these because they are 4-handed.
Any ace, any pair is usually ahead.
Good kings KQ, KJ, KT are also likely ahead.
Shoving with a hand is different than calling with the same hand.
If I am a bigstack then I can expand my range - especially vs a shortstack shove. Although - why am I taking a chance of doubling a shortstack up? What do I really gain if I knock him out?
In the beginning it is difficult to get your opponents to fold. But as the tournie gets deeper players play smarter and may fold big hands if they are confronted with a shove.
Inverse position is important because shoving UTG w QJ is just polling the table if they have anything that beats it preflop. Especially in the beginning stages as I have mentioned. And I'm not really saying don't shove UTG w QJ. Just keep all of this in mind.
What I mean by inverse position is that because there is no post-flop betting - having position is not important. Traditional position is eliminated by shoving preflop.
With a cap of 250 players - the entire tournament is pretty quick.
The table is usually tight approaching the bubble.
As another poster said, be patient and pick your spots.
Good luck !