Joined: Sep '11
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Age: 35 (M)
Pokestars significantly increased rake for many forms of poker. Hyper turbos becoming unplayable, HU, Sng players heavily hit, rewards also being reduced, only winner for short time will be Amaya owner of Pokerstars.
Joined: Oct '14
Age: 28 (M)
It doesnt happend always, in heads up you will lose with KK against 56 in 30% of time, and you have 70% chance to win pot preflop... But in this case when there is 3 way pot you chance with KK in this case to win pot is like 50, maybe 55% so 1 in 2 times you will lose with KK in 3 way pot...
Joined: Jan '12
Age: 27 (M)
Is hard to see, but like many people said, if you play in regular days, some tournaments, this kind of hands you will not see with lot of lose, will happen, but will pass you by side.
In this case, this particular hand you cannot do anything, because you are with a huge hand, in a good position, against a looser player, and in the small blind just try is luck, because is a freeroll.
Sthep says all, is a huge hand, but in heads up and many time are behind.
Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 39 (F)
I think if you are playing a freeroll against players that can only play by having a big stack or can't be bothered to build a stack by actually playing poker there is not much you can do about it. I also think that the poker companies could do better by stamping down harshly on multi accounting or restricting the numbers in freerolls.
Joined: Mar '14
Age: 44 (M)
I suggest you stop playing freerolls at all or start accepting there will be braindead monkeys who occasionally suck you out with total junks (or inferior holdings) at the tables. As to the hand you uploaded above, I believe you made absolutely correct call in that situation while open-shoving 65o by UTG, cold-calling with ATs from SB were utterly awful.
Better luck next time.
Edited by Tony_MON7ANA (Friday, June 19, 2015 @ 16:07 GMT)
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 41 (F)
I doubt there is a book about freerolls. And if there is one it will be a waste of money and time. Freerolls are the most unpredictable games, because most of the players do a crazy game, I guess the logic nothing invested nothing to lose, takes over here
Joined: Jun '13
Age: 74 (M)
It is frustrating to lose hand like this one but in freerool you see that so many time cause a big majority of peoples playing those tournaments just dont care and are not playing poker but bingo. You will also see this kind of play in micro games. However less than freerolls.
Joined: Nov '14
Location: Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic of
Age: 38 (M)
Well at freerolls the first 10-15 minutes u have to watch out for all the donks and bingo players, but also from russians and brasilians, they fall under the same category and play as aggressive as u can, try to stay at least chip avrg. but always look to be better, and sometimes theres nothing else to do but be patient
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 52 (M)
Hello my friends and fellow mobsterd
Idon´t think that there is a book about how to play and win freerolls because the frerolls are the land of the kamikaze players and against that kind of players there is nothing you can do about it you will for sure lose hands that the poker logic say that you will win
But kk even AA are very good hand but they can be beaten
Joined: May '08
Age: 33 (M)
so the OP is saying: "if anyone knows a book, a guide or a publication of How to Succeed in a freeroll, please tell me and I bought it." and that makes me wonder- how the hell can you not succeed in a freeroll? it's not possible to lose a single cent there, all you have to do is to play enough of them to show a profit even if you're a red ass monkey? but if you insist, i can write some ebook and sell it to you for a mere $999 with an autograph!
Privilege frees are always like this, simply the format favours the LAG (or sometimes the reckless) players better because in any twenty minutes the antes could eat you up on the later stages so you really need to get into more action with wider range etc. But this usually can happen on any other games too, so I am not sure why are we surprised that 10k-20k playerpools have some maniacs in them?
Joined: May '13
Age: 27 (M)
In freeroll play tight and hope for a good run of cards when the other players are playing like crazy this is the best way to make money on freeroll but expect to get a lot of down beat but it happens a and you are not using money to buying so anything on is a bonus like winning, but surely it would not be fun though anyway good luck and have fun at the tables and dont let it affect you it is just freerolls and there are always around!
Joined: Mar '11
Location: Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Age: 37 (M)
Posted by pochui: so the OP is saying: "if anyone knows a book, a guide or a publication of How to Succeed in a freeroll, please tell me and I bought it." and that makes me wonder- how the hell can you not succeed in a freeroll? it's not possible to lose a single cent there, all you have to do is to play enough of them to show a profit even if you're a red ass monkey? but if you insist, i can write some ebook and sell it to you for a mere $999 with an autograph!
I know that in a freeroll will never invest even in these especially are re-buy and add-on, but that is not the case for what I write and I answer with all humility and my English limitations. When I participate in a tournament I try to play my best and quite frustrating that many players in these tournaments and micro tournaments, play bingo with poor hands accumulate chips. I leave stating that never in this or any other forum have made offensive remarks, so I will not use your terms and express what I think with vulgar language like you do, just an advice if you have nothing to contribute better look elsewhere subject where your opinion is not to discredit the views of the rest.
Thanks for letting me be part of this community and please excuse my English and my typing errors
Joined: May '08
Age: 33 (M)
mr. greatgame- never in my life i dare to insult people, since we're all equal and wonderful creations of some creator (however one calls him). if you thought that i insulted you- that's probably the case with google translate (that was created by devil), which is trying to make pochui look bad in the eyes of the internet.