This is a discussion on Strategies used in Freerolls? within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; Are there any specific strategies to approaching free rolls or is it lower stakes players.
The basic strategy for freerolls: to get your bankroll, LAG(Loose Aggressive). Because you start freerolls with a free, small stack, you have to build it up quickly, taking bigger chances than you would if you had put some money into the tourney. If you succeed with LAG, you can continue with that strategy, taking chances necessary to keep your stack in range of the leaders. Since it's a freeroll, others are taking a lot of risk, they have nothing to lose. You will see the limits of LAG, and take that with you for other tournies.
Lower limits, it's not the same as freeroll. Since the other players have some money in the game, expect tighter play. Make sure you sit down at the small stakes table with enough money, so you won't be bullied by those who like to bully, and to them, losing a little bit of money is worth the thrill of bullying.
my strategies when I am playing texas holdem is to evaluate the starting cards very well if they do not bet much before the flop and if my cards are connected or a medium pair or strong high raise to protect the hand
When you play freerolls, don't bluff. Don't even think about it. Forget all the poker strategy articles you read because the freeroll world works differently. JJ + just push. The worse hands will call you, although sometimes they will win (since you will never 100% equity preflop), you will often build a big stack early on. Once you get into the deeper stages of the freerolls, you will be able to apply the ABC poker strategy again. This is how I finished 2nd place + $ 14 today. Good luck.
Play tight and don’t bluff, wait for good spots to make a move, your best off getting it all in vs only 1-2 players.
First hour has many fish shoving any 2 cards, you really want JJ+ to call.
I know 888 poker has blinds that go up really fast so you have to open your range a lot (in good position)
Freerolls are a crapshoot but with safe play you should be able to run deep often
If you plan to win a freeroll, your opponents will give you the strategy to do so: You have to play poker with a mallet, roughly and simply.
- Only play the good starting hands.
- Make big raises and big bets. Bigger than in a normal game.
- When you have a good hand, fire from all cylinders.
- If you have nothing, let it stay. Don't bluff. That's basically it. Wait for good cards and off you go.
A distinction is made between three in detail Phases:
- The early phase: The chip counts are quite large compared to the blinds. You have more than 25 Big blinds in chips.
- The late phase: the blinds have increased noticeably. Your chip level will drop below
You should have a range of hands that you play in each position. On bubl if you have a large stack of stealing blinds. At the money stage, take risks with bunches better than middle. At the final table, take your time and play good hands. Use your reputation.