Joined: Mar '12
Age: 28 (M)
True enough , freerolls are on a whole diferent planet than actual money poker , the same rules don't apply , you'll eventually figure out your own freeroll strategy , which suits you best , in a freeroll I also would've called with your hand , real tournament , not really , but as I said , freerollpoker is extraterestrial poker.
Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 33 (M)
Posted by ProBucurest1: To call with A9 off in a freeroll tournaments it is not a very bad call, like shokaku says. I had a lot off bead beats from hands like 64 off; 730ff; etc. Anyway THIS is POKER!!!
Kind REgards, Costin
You'd shift your stack with several people to act behind with A9??
It doesn't make sense. For a start it's the entire stack for 1000 chips (blinds are small like 15/30).
To squeeze is so risky at that point, early in a tournament. Freeroll yeah, maybe that means someone plays looser but no, I've seen it in many games for money too.
People treat aces like that with wayyy too much respect and play them like the nuts.
Joined: Aug '11
Age: 32 (M)
a squeeze is hardly good anywhere in a freeroll .. you will be called very often. I can't blame you that much for calling.. anyways it is a freeroll and i won't say i don't do that sometimes and go on with life but.. the right thing to do (in a freeroll) is to fold and pick the right spots and just rely on the big edge you should have against them weaker players.
Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 53 (M)
I don't play to many freerolls, but based on position, how well I've gotten to know players at table and whether or not it's early would be the determining factors for me. Most generally in a freeroll I would call with A,J. I believe that's what you had and BB had the A,( and hit on the flop. Poop Happens! Especially in freerolls.
Joined: Feb '12
Age: 29 (M)
A9o is not a hand I like at all I dont like A d**k all when its unsuited unless like sadamman said its early n your pushing around donks but really they have so much chance to fail I dont know i am more of a straight n flush chaser than I am a KK or AA or AK lol