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Freeroll Strategy (Article II)

Postby Extruser » Fri Feb 18, 2005 11:31 pm

Here is my general freeroll strategy.  First level of the tournament I'll play almost anything if only the cost of the BB.  At the start I never slow play good starting hands, jj,qq,kk,aa, I always raise big.  Alot of freerollers will play anything on any raise so no sense in slow playing.

After the first few rounds I tighten up play.  Playing more premium hands, I'll play a little loose if on the button.  By now most the alliner's should be gone and play usually starts to tighten up all around.

Through the end I keep tightening up, hope to take down a few big pots and win the tourney  :D

See you at the tables.

[Original title: Freeroll Strategy. The subject was changed so the article could be included in the Strategy Archive. - Note by danadolf]
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good stratgy

Postby Weepame » Sun Mar 06, 2005 10:01 pm

thats sound like a strategy, i play kind of the same way havin won a big tourny yet but have place in the top 6-20 lots. tips are always good man keep them a flowin 8) see ya at the tables
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Postby Syclee » Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:15 pm

yeah in tournies i like to start aggressive pick up some pots, then tighten up as the blinds raise
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Postby Hichich » Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:40 pm

I am a agressive player early on try to double up fast then i sit back and play hands accordingly and i ussualy dont like to slowplay cuz ppl in freerolls just dont seem to have common sence and will call a raise with a 72
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Postby klas793 » Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:58 pm

I probably shouldnt tip my opponents :wink: but this site has the basic strategy that everybody should know of:
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Postby Tank » Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:15 pm

Just took a look at your link,,,, very interesting I will have too read this one looks different. But I think I have a better one don't know just yet but my nephew is a Proffessor of Math at U Mich (statistical analisses)"never could spell" I thought if a bunch of guys from MIT can do it at black jack why not holdem anyway we will see what he thinks....
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freeroll Strag

Postby Tank » Sat Mar 19, 2005 3:22 pm

The poker host 96 will go down in history as the Clint Eastwood of poker tourneys. Or sould I say "well punk do ya feel lucky? well do ya punk? lol cause everyone is going all in all the time with nothing and if you got great cards and lose it sucks and if I go in with chitty cards then I suck because I dumber than he omg I have never never seen such luck course I don't have it but... I will keep playing and who knows maybe lady luck will shine yet today...but I have too try....
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Postby Jdawg1142 » Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:09 pm

I saw a commercial a few days ago with that in it :lol: wonder what i was watching though
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Postby Sages1989 » Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:10 pm


yes that is a good stratgy.

just sometimes if play weaker cards early

it is easy to get raised. so if there is

a lot of raising i like to wait and play looser

in later position.

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Postby Usbal1967 » Thu Apr 07, 2005 9:31 pm

You have got to play agressive in freerolls. You didnt pay any money, so why not take a few chances. If you get up big early, you can never look back. PLAY AGRESSIVE. Go all in early on AA, AK, AQ, KK.
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Postby Wople1976 » Sun Apr 10, 2005 4:01 pm

I agree that you should play the top hands extremely aggressively, but in the early stages of a tournament it doesnt make any sense to waste chips seeing every flop when the blinds are so low compared to the average stack. Low blinds and high stacks dictate passive play. Early on my preflop strategy is to
shove all in, limp, or fold, and i only limp with hands with high expectation value like suited connectors or small pocket pairs.
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Postby Sages1989 » Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:18 am


yes i too like to go all in early with

aa kk. however not with ak, aq.

only later when stack is low or if i´m very

willing to get out of the game.


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I will..

Postby Aninme79 » Wed Apr 13, 2005 6:25 pm

try that strategy too, and get back to U, to tell U how that worked out :D Maybe its a real good strategy too.. :shock:
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Postby Cubfan » Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:24 pm


I always play very aggressive in Large tournout Freerolls - With any
A tru 10 High card combinations - I may get eliminated Early about 2/3's the time but the other 1/3 I,m in the MONEY!!!! and thats not bad with the large number Freerolls I play in------
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Postby Pichaving73 » Fri Apr 15, 2005 7:36 pm

The idiots are always around at the start. I let them go at each other for awhile. Then I push them around and eliminate them. If I get a big starting hand, I won't slow play it, but I will also make good money off of it, otherwise it was worthless.

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