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  21-Apr-11, 20:28   #1
Taking a swing at the real thing! 0 
Farce09 

Joined: Apr '11
Location: United States
Age: 24 (M)
Posts: 79
So I was sharing some of my blog posts on fbook, when a friend of mine started asking me all kinds of questions.

Do you play texas hold'em?

Have you tried playing at any of the local freerolls? etc.

The second question stopped me, no I haven't, didn't even know we had any.

So we got to talking and she invited me to a freeroll somewhere a half hour south. Going to try my hand at the real thing, just to get a taste of it, wish me luck. Deuces!

-Farce

Edited by Farce09 (Thursday, April 21, 2011 @ 20:30 GMT)


     
  21-Apr-11, 21:44   #2
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Flippedchips 

Joined: Dec '09
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 33 (M)
Posts: 2087
GL Thumbs Up

live freeroll did not know they exist Confused

     
  21-Apr-11, 22:30   #3
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GIOMi6 

Joined: Feb '10
Location: Suriname
Age: 37 (M)
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I tought there were only freerolls online and not in live poker freerolls, this is the first time I heard about it, but it can be possible I think Cool

     
  22-Apr-11, 00:51   #4
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JazzyJeff 
Joined: Feb '08
Location: Netherlands
Age: 42 (M)
Posts: 815

Yeah gl, i also never heard of live-freerolls. Tell us how you did and what the
prizepool was, just curieus what to expect at a live freeroll Cool

     
  22-Apr-11, 01:51   #5
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jessthehuman 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Australia
Age: 30 (M)
Posts: 6404
We have a few live freerolls in melbourne.. Not many

Although most games around melbourne are "pub league" games - they are free to enter and you can generally win prizes on the night, sometimes cash. And there's generally league leader board prizes also - so in many respects these are also "freerolls" however - the main difference with these is that you can normally have 1 rebuy and 1 addon - and the cost of these is purchasing a certain amount of drinks from the venue - which means you're at a severe disadvantage if you don't buy lots of drinks.

However, I've seen a couple actual live freerolls also - they definitely exist.

Basically - the way they work is they get people into a venue- where they then purchase drinks, food, smokes etc.

     
  22-Apr-11, 02:58   #6
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xxxYUMIxxx 
Joined: Sep '09
Location: Singapore
Age: 38 (M)
Posts: 263
"live freerolls" better be worth your time cos think about it....you gotta make your way down to the casino/poker room and god knows how many entrants are there and what is the payout like?!?!


     
  22-Apr-11, 03:00   #7
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Farce09 

Joined: Apr '11
Location: United States
Age: 24 (M)
Posts: 79
Yes indeed they do exist.

I didn't win. I'll just put that out there now. Big Smile

But, I believe there were a good ten or so tables, filled with people...So my guesstimate would about 100 people in the free roll that I went to. I was told that first place winner gets 100 dollars and second place gets 50 dollars...So a $150 free roll.

I myself had a blast, it was great, live is so much easier than online. I finished on the last two tables, only had 4k chips (4 green ones apparently), got pocket 10s first hand, went for it. Q A and some nothing card...turn: nothing important...river: Q

Someone had an A...oh well. Smile

Had a lot of fun, will be going again. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

     
  22-Apr-11, 03:17   #8
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jessthehuman 

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Posted by xxxYUMIxxx:
"live freerolls" better be worth your time


It's not really like that - you're not 'grinding online'. It's just a fun night out with a possibility of $$

You get to meet other poker players, have table chat (generally not an aspect of online poker) have a few drinks etc. Just a night out - with poker !

     
  22-Apr-11, 10:20   #9
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Davoodoo 

Joined: Apr '08
Location: Finland
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Posted by jessthehuman:
Posted by xxxYUMIxxx:
"live freerolls" better be worth your time


It's not really like that - you're not 'grinding online'. It's just a fun night out with a possibility of $$

You get to meet other poker players, have table chat (generally not an aspect of online poker) have a few drinks etc. Just a night out - with poker !


And if its a freeroll its legal too Blink

     
  22-Apr-11, 11:19   #10
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p0ck3tr0ck3t 
Joined: Jan '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 24 (M)
Posts: 697
i played a few freeroll leagues play for points top 25% go to final and top 3 were paid its a good expierience and a good way to learn live play without risking any money an u may even win a little out of it. GL hope you do well.

     
  22-Apr-11, 12:00   #11
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timborep 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Canada
Age: 26 (M)
Posts: 193
i play tons of live play its where my game really shines i play 2 to 3 games a week usaully play tonight but due to holidays no game tonight guess its online donkfest for me good luck

     
  22-Apr-11, 15:13   #12
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mahdrof 

Joined: Nov '09
Location: Canada
Age: 45 (M)
Posts: 2232
We have a poker league here which is like a freeroll type entry to the WSOP or WPT. It is a lot of fun and it is where I learned to play live poker and not have my hands shake like crazy when I raise with AA! It started in my home province of Quebec, and has spread to many other provinces now as well. I have been able to advance several stages but never get to the big tournament where you win your seat on WSOP or WPT. Still, a lot of fun and because it is almost free ($2.00), people don’t get too upset when you bust them out.

Edited by sirthomas (Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 13:44 GMT)


     
  22-Apr-11, 23:25   #13
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JazzyJeff 
Joined: Feb '08
Location: Netherlands
Age: 42 (M)
Posts: 815

Sounds nice, a night out with playing poker, nothing serious, just a little
fun(Jess) and a nice way to win a WSOP/WPT seat (mahdrof).
I wish they had something like that over here, hope you have more luck
next time, Farce Cool

     
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