This is a discussion on Honestly.. within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; Do you play the exact same weather it's a free tournament or a $200 buy in? Knowing your not losing anything don't you take a
the trick is trying to always play the same, I feel like the more the buy in the more I hold back and dont play as well as if it were free or low buy in. also low buy in allows you to play hands more often that you would normally not play or shouldn't play trying to get lucky.
In playing in a freeroll and knowing there are more "bingo Players" and nothing to lose I will play my usual game strategy but tend to play a bit more aggressive & call others I think are bluffing.
In a $200 buy in that eliminates most "bingo players" but at times see more aggressive bets as it cuts off others from Chasing .
I always play equally responsibly. I am a disciplined player and follow my strategy within my style of play. I do not care if it is a freeroll or a buy-in tournament, I always try to make the right decisions and adequately assess the risks.
Do you play the exact same weather it's a free tournament or a $200 buy in? Knowing your not losing anything don't you take a little more risk/chances in a free roll?
to play a tournament ticket which costs 215 dollars I think it is impossible to play the way I play calmly in a freeroll. The prize money is not the same, even for the last places there will already be an amount of $ 400. But, those players who constantly play tournaments for $ 200, for whom the salary allows to constantly replenish the account, they can play this tournament as a freeroll
Each has its own truth. I believe that it makes no difference where to win or lose. If you are not able to make profitable decisions, analyze your game, the game of opponents while working on yourself, then you obviously cannot cope with more professional players.
honestly it depends on the state of my bankroll and my level of motivation to fight and go for the victory. when I'm dry. I'm going to play seriously whether it's a frerroll or a $ 200 buy-in game. but when I already have a good banckroll. I'm going to have a hard time staying focused and playing seriously on a frerroll that lasts several hours.
Every tournament you play should feel like a play chip tournament. If it doesn't, and if you feel anxiety or nervousness, then you're playing at too high of a level for your personality and your bankroll in my humble opinion. You cannot win at this difficult game if you are making decisions based upon money issuesrather than upon card strategy itself. Money can never enter the equation, and if it does, if you feel any sort of emotion over money, then you're only hurting your game and your potential success at it.
you have to understand when you pay a good buy-in that you have a chance to lose it. But I don't think it's right to separate your style of play from whether you pay or not. If you think too much about the possibility of losing the money you pay, it will definitely reflect badly on your game.
If you are well prepared for the game and don't make any serious mistakes, it doesn't matter whether you pay for the entrance fee or not.
In the long run, you will definitely be in the black.
I think the main thing is to have a sufficient bankroll to play for money, choose the range (limits) for the game very accurately and not make stupid mistakes that you pay for with money. Everyone has their own game strategy, but you should not change it for different buy-in.
I think is wrong...
Freeroll, since nothing risked, it's all upside. If it's a huge # of entries freebie you have to be super aggro and lucky. Playing against your "best game", taking huge chances is worth the huge reward.
If it's a pay to play, I stick with the best game, picking my spots. No dumb plays.