Where to multiply freeroll winnings

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I have returned to poker after a decade absence. I have built up a small bankroll from freerolls, and am now ready to start making real money. Where should I concentrate my efforts?

Background: I have been back to playing for about 75 days, all of it in freerolls on ACR and BOL. I have over $75 saved up. My first two months I averaged $0.50 per day, and now I average $2.00 per day (past few weeks). I play no more than two tables at a time, and no more than 4 tournaments per day.

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mtts: I am good at these, getting ITM over 25% and final table almost 10%. I don't like the long game options available, often having 2-4 hours of late registration and rebuys. Best option here might be one or two (maybe $10+) games per week, when I can chisel out a six or so hour block.

SnG: I have never really played these well, but it shouldn't be hard to get good. Advantage is a set amount I could lose and short play time. Probably would have a learning curve, so I'd have to start in micro SnG.

Cash: I have done well in cash games in the past. I could get back into the flow fairly cheaply, playing 1/2 and working my way up as I feel more confident.

Others?: Should I try new things like turbo or satellites or blitz or ??


I really like freerolls and don't plan on stopping them. I'll probably continue to play one or two per day. But my goal is to build my bankroll as fast as I can.

Suggestions?
 
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I suggest you playing only MTT. but not turbo or hyper.

blinds 10/15 min.

Good luck
 
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I don’t know, I always lost everything when I won from freerolls. And I realized that if I won something, I would immediately withdraw it (if I won more than $ 20)
 
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I would try and take advantage of any promotions that the poker room might be offering. Maybe there is a spin and go promotion on offer, or maybe there is a cash game challenge being offered. These help to counterbalance rake.
 
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I suggest you playing only MTT. but not turbo or hyper.

blinds 10/15 min.

Good luck
Thanks. If I can find mmt without the extreme late registration on ACR, I will play them. Otherwise I the tourney could go 8+ hours if I go deep.
 
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I would try and take advantage of any promotions that the poker room might be offering. Maybe there is a spin and go promotion on offer, or maybe there is a cash game challenge being offered. These help to counterbalance rake.
That is something I will be looking out for. Thanks!
 
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I would definitely recommend the SNG's on ACR. The "regular" structure ones play very similar to tournaments which sounds like what you are most comfortable with. They start deeper and the blinds increase at a slower rate than most SNG's. I've been trying to build a roll from scratch on there and these have definitely been helping. The stormers home games on ACR seem to be pretty good values as well.
 
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I would definitely recommend the SNG's on ACR. The "regular" structure ones play very similar to tournaments which sounds like what you are most comfortable with. They start deeper and the blinds increase at a slower rate than most SNG's. I've been trying to build a roll from scratch on there and these have definitely been helping. The stormers home games on ACR seem to be pretty good values as well.

I might try the SnG games. Are they the ones with multiple tables? or the single 6-9 table that pays top 2-3?

I see the stormers games in the private section. Where can I get the p/w for these games? Adding a couple mtts per week with under 100 players sounds like a good addition.
 
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Buy real silver coins or 6 or 7 digital coins and cash out on the 25% upswing,
Put it into the highest deposit interest rate bank account without card access you can find keep freerolling and adding to it rinse and repeat these are the best ways to try to make money and avoid losing it.
Once the rake monster gets its claws on it all bets are off there is no guarantee could go either way real fast $75 dollars.:)
 
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Buy real silver coins or 6 or 7 digital coins and cash out on the 25% upswing,
Put it into the highest deposit interest rate bank account without card access you can find keep freerolling and adding to it rinse and repeat these are the best ways to try to make money and avoid losing it.
Once the rake monster gets its claws on it all bets are off there is no guarantee could go either way real fast $75 dollars.:)

LOL. I have no intention of withdrawing under $1000. I don't think it would be worth me giving them my information. I turned freeroll winnings into a few thousand dollars a decade ago, so I know it is possible.

As much as I would love to be the next internet poker god (or even to support myself with poker earnings), I understand my limitations. I play for the fun, and strive for the payoff. If I lose my entire online bankroll, I have really lost nothing.

That said, I would REALLY like to win big.
 
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I might try the SnG games. Are they the ones with multiple tables? or the single 6-9 table that pays top 2-3?

I see the stormers games in the private section. Where can I get the p/w for these games? Adding a couple mtts per week with under 100 players sounds like a good addition.

Single table. The 9 max ones run most often.
Each of the stormers broadcast their games on twitch. The passwords show up there or some post to twitter. Most of them even have ways to win free entries either before the tournament or during late reg.
 
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Single table. The 9 max ones run most often.
Yeah, I figured that out when I saw all the multi table ones were turbo. Thanks!
Each of the stormers broadcast their games on twitch. The passwords show up there or some post to twitter. Most of them even have ways to win free entries either before the tournament or during late reg.

Twitch, eh? I guess that's better than only fans. I may have to sign up and look them up. I get the CC freerolls from here and the Casino.org freerolls from twitter, so I guess twitch is the next route.

Thanks again for your help.
 
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This is sorted by his man. You know what's good for you. If MTT is going well enough it is worth playing. Just be prepared that the cash tournament is not a freeroll. :cool:



Good luck. :icon_thum
 
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I recommend small sit n goes with 6 or 9 players. Micro limit cash games are good too 1-2 cents.
 
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Play MTTs and stream it! I wanna see you become the new KidPoker
 
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Play MTTs and stream it! I wanna see you become the new KidPoker

LOL. It would be kind of boring watching my tight play on a single table. I need WAY more experience before I attempt to play multiple (over two) tables.

Actually, it might be fun watching me try. Like a bad episode of a talent show. Do you think people will watch me make a fool out of myself? LOL.
 
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The most important thing is to give up spin and go, cash games, hyper modes and hyper satellites. In such modes, a lot depends on luck and not on the skills of the player. In my opinion, this was done for fans of slot machines in the casino)) And it is worth playing if you want to have fun and you do not mind losing money.

But for those who want to grow and earn in the future, it is worthwhile to study tournament poker with normal or slow mode (or turbo, but not higher), as well as install many different services, where it is not necessary to make a deposit to participate in games (including freerolls). And then play cheap SnG, where people don't play so mad as in a freerolls))
 
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If you are doing well at freerolls, I would just play small stake tourneys. .50-$3 or so. nice fields and sometimes some pretty nice GTD cash. Set a goal, and if you reach it, but up the amount of money you play next.
 
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If you are doing well at freerolls, I would just play small stake tourneys. .50-$3 or so. nice fields and sometimes some pretty nice GTD cash. Set a goal, and if you reach it, but up the amount of money you play next.

The problem I see with small stake mtt with nice GTD cash is the super long late registration and rebuy time. They need a way to increase buy ins to up the GTD, so 4 hours of rebuys are not unusual. I don't want to play 6 hours to get into min cash of pennies. That's too much like a freeroll.

If I go the mtt route, I think I'll need to risk at least $6+.60 and maybe $10+1. That way the return is worth the investment of time. A $6.60 entry with 2hr LR has a payout of $300+ for first place. That would be sweet as a first step towards growing my bankroll!
 
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SnG are really worthy tournaments, but not in hyper mode. Even turbo is some hard to play. But of course, ordinary and slow are the best options for the game, in my opinion, which can smooth out the variance.

Last and this week I managed to get this income of $ 2-4 on average, but for the last 3 days I have been in a some depression after losing to idiots with trash cards. The river, and sometimes the turn and river, make the combination of opponents more powerful, although they should not have called my all-in.
 
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Imo a good option is playing satellites. For example you can easily qualify to $11 tournament for less than 1 dollar. And if you will be lucky you can turn it to 1k$ :D But of course it will not be easy and there is always a chance that you will not even cash in it
 
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Imo a good option is playing satellites. For example you can easily qualify to $11 tournament for less than 1 dollar. And if you will be lucky you can turn it to 1k$ :D But of course it will not be easy and there is always a chance that you will not even cash in it
That is a good idea. I'll look into the options in the two poker rooms in which I have money. Thanks!
 
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I used to try and flip freeroll winnings on BLAST games at 888, mostly for points. I did have some luck!
 
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I might try the SnG games. Are they the ones with multiple tables? or the single 6-9 table that pays top 2-3?

I see the stormers games in the private section. Where can I get the p/w for these games? Adding a couple mtts per week with under 100 players sounds like a good addition.
stormers on twitch yo go ask them for the password ..they all give the twitch channel
 
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