Freeroll is a tournament, which is characterised by the huge number of tables, by which the game takes place. Another very important element of a Freeroll is that you do not have to pay any register fee to enter the game. For this reason comes the name of this game- Freeroll. However, the money you will get in case of your victory is authentic!
Unfortunately, most of the Freeroll games are played in Texas Holdem Type of poker. However, more and more free tournaments are played in the 5cd version.
The simplest strategy by Freeroll tournaments.
Freerolls are very specific type of tournaments. The rules in this type of poker are a bit different from those in other types of poker. Very often not your poker skills and experience but rather luck determines your victory. Because the Freerolls are free for everybody, many new players are entering the game, and with a bit of luck they are trying to match their cards to get some valuable combination. Unfortunately, it happens quite often that although you have good poker skills you will loose, because some new players are luckier than you are. At this point, I would like to encourage you to enter the game and assure you, that by applying a special strategy you will not be eliminated even by lack of luck. If you follow, the strategy described below you will achieve at least paid position in the game.
The strategy in the Freeroll is based on the strategy used in every poker game. However, there are some important differences, which are of great importance for your result. We will start with dividing Freeroll game in three main stages, each a bit different from the other one. W tej taktyce będziemy opierać się w dużej mierze na podstawowej taktyce turniejowej aczkolwiek wprowadzimy kilka zmian.
From the first stage, we expect that all „accidental” players will be eliminated from the game. You should play very carefully and you should not gamble, if you want to play in the second stage. The basic philosophy of this stage is to “keep save your money and chips”. You should play only then, when you can be sure that you will win. Of course, it takes plenty of time to win what you want to and at the same to eliminate weaker players. At the beginning of the stage many new players are eliminated, however, by the end less and less players leave the game. It is a sign that the second stage is near.
There is another strategy suggested for beginning of the Freeroll. However, this strategy completely departs from the strategy described above. In this strategy, a player is advised to gamble a lot, and take the risk to double his stack. In that way, you will dominate your partners, who become afraid, of attacking you in the game. This strategy bases on the assumption that Freeroll is a free tournament, so even if you drop out, you can enter another one.
On this stage, you want to collect possibly the highest amount of your chips. You do not have to play so rigorously like at the beginning. You can even try to bluff time to time, because there is practically no risk you will drop out. When you enter the game, you should play aggressively. You should not be afraid of taking responsibility and risk your money. Couple of winnings at the beginning of the second stage may place you on the safe position in the end of the stage. Moreover, if you will loose too much, then it is better to change the tournament immediately than drop out after three hours of playing. If you have many chips, you can try your hand at stealing blinds. By the end of the second stage players play very carefully and the blinds are quite high, so it is a real change to get some of them. Moreover, if you have only few chips and you are not sure, if you will play until the end, you should risk with stealing blinds anyway.
In a normal tournament, the third stage is the final one, where a person wins and the rest of players do not. However, in the Freeroll this stage takes longer than usually. In this stage, all the players have some knowledge of and skills in poker games. For this reason, it is better to start playing carefully, without gambling too much. If you stay in game, it means that you have an image telling everybody else about a high quality of your playing. However, you have to follow a single simple rule: adjust your strategy to these of your opponents. Therefore, if they play very carefully, you should use your chance and try to steal blinds. On the contrary, if they play aggressive you should not take a risk. If you take my advice, you will for sure earn some additional money.