Strategy for pokerstars weekly freeroll $5k

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I get tickets for this in my rakeback regularly.

I notice it is a pure bounty tournament: there are no prize for placing, you can only win bounties. You keep your own if first place of course.

The field is massive circa 10k entries very weak skill level. It is a freeroll at the microest micros after all! I ran quite deep last time and came away with $7 odd of bounty. [emoji41]

How might adjust play to account for the bounty structure?

Seems to be a trade-off between chip accumulation and getting into flips for bounties.

Of course, if your stack doesn't cover anyone else at the table, you can't win any bounties. As there is no bubble or ladder, trying to hang on is of less value. The only real advantage to running deep is should you start running good the accumulated bounties are larger on average so a late knockout will be better than early knockout.

In large field tournament I am normally reluctant to volunteer large chunks of my stack for shoves.

But folks tend to shove very light, so trying to make a standard early position open is going to get squeezed a lot.

It makes it very hard to get to post flop play where my edge is greatest.

Do just have to accept your going to get into lots of flips?
 
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As you say, in 100% bounty events there is really nothing else than collecting bounties. So even more than in the common 50/50 type PKOs, there is no point in hanging around as a below average stack. "Go strong or go home" is the only way to go in these. And even more so when its a freeroll, since you basically cant have a negative ROI. And in that situation there is little point in spending a lot of time trying to collect 32c... ;)
 
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When I do MTT I play $1.10 and below so it's fine for me. The $7 I got was actually my biggest cash so far. [emoji846]

I'm leaning towards a patient, tight approach. There is no buyin so most of the field just want to chip up big quick or bust out quick so they can get back to their usual events.

Something like early shoving range QQ+,AK
The field probably has a shove range of any pair or ace [emoji28]

Then get greedier later on?
 
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Deposit before you play. Increases odds. Never go to withdrawals window. You will remove all odds of winning.
 
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I get tickets for this in my rakeback regularly.

I notice it is a pure bounty tournament: there are no prize for placing, you can only win bounties. You keep your own if first place of course.

The field is massive circa 10k entries very weak skill level. It is a freeroll at the microest micros after all! I ran quite deep last time and came away with $7 odd of bounty. [emoji41]

How might adjust play to account for the bounty structure?

Seems to be a trade-off between chip accumulation and getting into flips for bounties.

Of course, if your stack doesn't cover anyone else at the table, you can't win any bounties. As there is no bubble or ladder, trying to hang on is of less value. The only real advantage to running deep is should you start running good the accumulated bounties are larger on average so a late knockout will be better than early knockout.

In large field tournament I am normally reluctant to volunteer large chunks of my stack for shoves.

But folks tend to shove very light, so trying to make a standard early position open is going to get squeezed a lot.

It makes it very hard to get to post flop play where my edge is greatest.

Do just have to accept your going to get into lots of flips?
In order to build the stack well in these tournaments, you need to master some things, for example, such as - All preflop in convenient charts, depending on the types of opponents. An explanation of the direction in which they will deviate from the charts in order to maximize the exploitation of an opponent. 2) Playing on SB. Building your own stratum in Simple Postflop based on a TRP strategy, explaining and teaching how to deviate from this strategy to exploit specific players. 3) Building a defense strategy on BB against different types of opponents.
 
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I get tickets for this in my rakeback regularly.

I notice it is a pure bounty tournament: there are no prize for placing, you can only win bounties. You keep your own if first place of course.

The field is massive circa 10k entries very weak skill level. It is a freeroll at the microest micros after all! I ran quite deep last time and came away with $7 odd of bounty. [emoji41]

How might adjust play to account for the bounty structure?

Seems to be a trade-off between chip accumulation and getting into flips for bounties.

Of course, if your stack doesn't cover anyone else at the table, you can't win any bounties. As there is no bubble or ladder, trying to hang on is of less value. The only real advantage to running deep is should you start running good the accumulated bounties are larger on average so a late knockout will be better than early knockout.

In large field tournament I am normally reluctant to volunteer large chunks of my stack for shoves.

But folks tend to shove very light, so trying to make a standard early position open is going to get squeezed a lot.

It makes it very hard to get to post flop play where my edge is greatest.

Do just have to accept your going to get into lots of flips?



I have no idea... :)
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Haha nice one. Congrats!


Sorry i just couldn't miss this. :) Joke aside, especially at the beginning of a 5k tournament, you have to pay attention to doubling up or triple up yourself, because you know a lot of player goes all in. If it succeeds, you can lean back a little, and all you have to do to play and trying to always be among the most chips at your table.Because you can only make money by pronouncing your opponents. Most of the money can be made in the final stage. You have to try to get there with large stack. And once you get to the end of the tournament, you have to consider that you have amassed enough bounty. If so, you should try to win the competition. (to also keep yours), and if not, you have to take the risk of a 1-1 higher bounty players.
becouse What is the 2nd place in a tournament like this if you only won 20$ ???
 
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I dont know understandable what I wrote? :) But the point is that the last stage of the game usually requires a different game to earn a lot of money than "traditional play" to win the tournament. And while trying earn a lot of money can go hand in hand with winning a tournament... "winning a tournament attitude" isn’t sure you’ll be earn a lot of money.
 
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i dont understand why cant pokerstars make a 5k progressive knockout tournament leaving half the money to the prize pool and the other half for bounties. The strategy for this tournament is to be aggresive and take risks because even if you reach the final table you might not win anything if you havent knockout any player, so taking risks is the key in these tournament which i hope it changes their prizepool structure soon... good luck!
 
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i dont understand why cant pokerstars make a 5k progressive knockout tournament leaving half the money to the prize pool and the other half for bounties. The strategy for this tournament is to be aggresive and take risks because even if you reach the final table you might not win anything if you havent knockout any player, so taking risks is the key in these tournament which i hope it changes their prizepool structure soon... good luck!
This is a rakeback freeroll tournament. If you are microstakes player you get a ticket most weeks it seems. The normal PKOs work as you say.
 
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Sorry i just couldn't miss this. :) Joke aside, especially at the beginning of a 5k tournament, you have to pay attention to doubling up or triple up yourself, because you know a lot of player goes all in. If it succeeds, you can lean back a little, and all you have to do to play and trying to always be among the most chips at your table.Because you can only make money by pronouncing your opponents. Most of the money can be made in the final stage. You have to try to get there with large stack. And once you get to the end of the tournament, you have to consider that you have amassed enough bounty. If so, you should try to win the competition. (to also keep yours), and if not, you have to take the risk of a 1-1 higher bounty players.
becouse What is the 2nd place in a tournament like this if you only won 20$ ???
Great advice thank you!
 
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It is ok to play close to normal in the beginning to try and get above average chip stack so you can collect a bounty if the opportunity presents itself. I think however that if you got dealt something like AK or AQ on first hand and 2 people went all in in front of me I would instacall. There are lots of other tourneys on Saturday that you can play if you go out that might offer better equity. 7 dollars is a pretty good score for this one.
 
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