This is a discussion on Freeroll - All-in from the start within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; I only play freerolls and often you run into players who keeps going all in most hands if not all hands pre flop. I was
I only play freerolls and often you run into players who keeps going all in most hands if not all hands pre flop. I was just in a tournament where someone went all in preflop about 70% of the time with about 2k chips to gain about 30 chips which is obviusly not a smart thing since you basically don't gain anything from people folding and you risk people with really great hands just beating you out of the tournament
IMO then those people are ruining the game for people actaully wanting to play the game. Their playstyle would be better suited for blackjack or roulette.
So how do you deal with those players so you actually can get to a point in the tournament where you actually are playing the game?
Hello. I think it is a way to play. there are others that are less aggressive and that give better results. I started playing freerolls. and I managed to put together a good bank. I don't feel so aggressive.
You just have to be patient and wait for the right moment to face it or for another player to face it and lose, in this type of scenario is when the patience of the players is put to the test, many times it is copied to face them because it seems that luck is on the side of them when they play like this, that's why I tell you be patient and wait, do not fall into that type of game
I feel you. I play a lot of freerolls as well and it’s very annoying for sure. The best way if you have a player like that is to tighten up and only play pots with big hands. If you act before him, don’t raise unless you are willing to call his all in or you will be just throwing your chips away.
This usually happens in freeroll, but I think it's good, it's a way to win a lot of chips right from the start.
Of course, winning a lot of chips at the beginning is no guarantee that we will make it to the final table, but having enough chips helps a lot.
As they are free games, most players play with any hand since if they lose they do not lose, they are reversed and they play aggressively to accumulate chips, the best thing about playing with this time of players is to wait for hands without despairing and always taking your position into account. to play aggressive menara always with good projects
Typical for many freerolls, the all in players simply like to gamble or possibly don't care very much since it's a freeroll after all. To each his own, not my style but everyone has the right to play their cards as they choose.
Against such players, play only tight, because they call with any cards on any flop.
Just do not forget that they also come with strong hands, such as AA, KK, QQ, AK, AQ, so they can be lucky, they can catch their out on the flop, turn or river.
Such players play poker just for nothing to do, just to press the buttons, they do not understand that the tournament will not end before the scheduled time, no matter how quickly they play, any multi-table tournament will go at least 5-6 hours.
This kind of play is standard nowadays not only in freerolls but even in microstakes MTTs. The idea is to get a big stack early on to make it worthwhile putting time into the game with the goal of making the final table. This is especially the case where the blind levels increase quickly. I would advise to watch when these players are going all in and when they connect with the board as opposed to not connecting. Keep a journal and you will get a good idea of how to play against them.
There are people like that now and then. Your best bet is to watch and wait for the best possible hand first and then hopefully kick that player out of the tournament. Such players are rarely successful in a tournament for long, usually they win a few hands and then someone throws them out of the tournament
Yes, indeed, these are crazy players and they are not only in freerolls, they can be found at any level of the game unfortunately... Many players come in to have fun and not worry about the results, but there are players, who do not want to play with the starting chips and want to immediately multiply the pot and get an advantage (this is especially seen in tournaments where there is a re-entry or rebuy)...
There is no 100% strategy to avoid this player, but it is worth not going into the game against him, not trying to bluff and play very aggressively against him, but when you have only the best hand... Of course, this is not easy, but the main thing is to be able to control yourself and after 2 or 3 unsuccessful attempts to enter the game, do not give in to his game of preflop all-in Good luck!, it's not easy
first round allin? obviously if you have a good hand it is worth trying it, but it is not the best feeling to be eliminated in the first round: D, especially if someone falls out with AA: D and even depends on the level of the competition it still fits in a freeroll, but a obviously you don't want to be knocked out in a money tournament and your money goes away, of course you still have the opportunity to rebuy
Just wait for a good hand and call. Just make combinations, don't hesitate to limp. In freerolls, never bluff. Play only for value. This is what I tell you, who took 1 place in freerolls for 10,000 people))