Joined: Sep '12
Age: 33 (F)
I start to barly support those players that are just going all in in the begining of an tournament just to make money strictly out of luck. no sdtrategy can work with them. For them it doesn't matter if they have AA or a random 2 and 6.... they just go all in
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 30 (M)
If its a freeroll y not go allin first couple hands? If u double or triple up u got a nice starter stack if u lose u lose nothing. If a player pushes allin 62o and u call with AA and he wins in the end he had the better hand. Any cards can win a hand and no hand is the best until its the made nuts. Its annoying i see it all the time even in 7$ tourneys but at the end of the day its their money and they're allowed to play any hand anyway they feel fit. Theres really no way around it and getting upset just throws the rest of your game off causing u to tilt and lose. If u make the correct moves and correct calls over time it will pay off
Joined: Feb '12
Age: 58 (M)
...In a VERY few instances,...do I play ANYTHING like 'The Iron Curtain' crowd.... ...but if you encounter me at any of the BankrollMob donkfests on 'PokerStars',....it's shove ANYTHING ...EVERY time...
... I see it this way... I have a 50/50 chance... I will win,...or I will lose...! It's all donks...!
Joined: Jul '12
Age: 25 (M)
Iin freeroll tournaments you can go all in with any pair and if you lose you will not hurt too much because you did not buy your ticket with genuine money But if you are playing with money from your own bankroll to do anything stupid to take you to lose money bother you too Poker is not for heaters
You mean freerolls as tournaments? 'cuz not many maniacs on freezeouts where the buy-ins are made out of their real money you know. Yeah it's fustrating but you could sit-out the first three levels (anytime anywhere) anyway so why bother?
Joined: Oct '14
Age: 28 (M)
its a freeroll you see some creazy sht over there, because its free... Like I saw yesterday... field was 5k players 45 get paid, first place was 50$ and 45th was 1,50$... There were left around 120 players and I got average stack... I had KJ flop comes out J high and fcking noob call my preflop raise with 97, than I raise lil bigger on flop (he had gut shot) and he called... turn comes out ace, so I tought maybe he hited but I want to fire another bullet ( little more than flop raise, but preaty big) to see does he have ace or not, and he called it (with gut shot again) and river comes out 8 and gived him str8,I check, and he bet almoust all in, I was like sht does he had an ace or he improved to 2 pair... After losing all my time bank I tought it was bluff and called... and whan I saw 97 and that he called on evry street with gutshot and hited on river, I just couldnt belive it.... But thats point of this story... its freeroll and you can see some creazy sht there, expecialy in begining of tournament
Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 39 (F)
If the tourney is a freeroll with loads of players and the potential to take a few hours then it is very hard to play decent poker.Most players can't be bothered to play for 2 hours for less than a dollar so best to view these as a freeroll and hope to survive until it gets more serious...... or just go with the flow. If you want to play good poker then you have to pay for it but I see this even at the lower buy in games as well.
Joined: May '13
Age: 26 (M)
Yeah if the freeroll is what you are playing then yeah it is most likely you will be faced with a lot of bad s**t going on like people doing crazy s**t and going all in very hand and if they lucky they will get a stack and continue to do so whereas when you push they will call light and suck out on you lol, but you cannot do anything to that and just be happy they play like that as in the future they will bust more often than you do if you use a strategy!
Posted by klash23: Most players can't be bothered to play for 2 hours for less than a dollar...
Yes, they can be bothered. This is why these are always running with between 5-10k participants. I mentioned above, the $hitfest usually ends when the late reg period+next level ends. MAniacs can be found everywhere, not just poker in particularly... OP u should just go for micro SNGs.