jedimoose wrote:Everyone has multiple tourneys going on at once now. Some use this to accumulate alot of chips early to see if its worth playing. If they get knocked out, they have a few more going on or starting soon. Ive even fell victim to this before, though i try to avoid it.
An excellent point. Many of the threads here have summed up what I believe is the BIGGEST problem with the various freerolls we all play. Many of the players who play in these events don't have the patience required (or is it skill?) to win (let alone cash) in the various tournaments they play. They feel that with a field of 400 or so, that their best chance is to go all-in early, and try to double up. And the availability for another game (I should know- I've had as many as 20 to 25 tournaments scheduled in one day :lol: ) makes it all the less important to them to play for 2 or 3 hours to win $5.
That's why one of the key elements of my strategy (and success for that matter) is to play a hand or two early (especially at AP where non-participants are removed after the first level of blinds), then sit-out till the blinds increase. You're accomplishing two things by doing this. One, you're avoiding these MANIACS who go all-in with "4 10" :lol: because they don't care whether they're eliminated or not. Two, you're outlasting the 20 to 30% of the field who will be automatically removed (this doesn't apply to Titan Poker and other sites that do not remove players after the first level of blinds).
You weed out these type of players, and you increase your chances of using your "skill" to win.