Playing Online Poker Freerolls

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Playing Online Poker Freerolls

Freerolls are free to play tournaments offered by online poker rooms. There is no entrance fee as in real money tournaments and there are money prices offered usually by the organizer or by the sponsors of that particular game. How to play better if you are engaged in such a tournament will be explained in this article, given the fact that people play freerolls in a strange way, and there isn’t such a big commitment because nobody is loosing money.

When deciding to go on and enter a freeroll you must pick a day when you are well rested and have loads of patience. These types of tournaments last a  long time mostly because there are many players involved.

After entering, you must play more aggressively than you would usually do a buy-in tournament. When having a hand like AA or KK you must raise or increase the bet. You will surely get a call, because of so many participants. And you need at least one or two or the bid will lose its power after the flop.

You must play fewer hands. Just wait for the proper cards and play them aggressively. In real money poker tournaments, people don’t call all the time when they see a big raise from an aggressive player; in freerolls things are usually quite the opposite. If a bad hand appears, drop it. Drop even hands like 6-6, 4-4. But try not to be predicable because some players might keep an eye on you and if you end up playing the finals with them they can tell your playing style.

Take a good look at your position. It helps to know when you are in the first positions and when you are among the last ones. If you get a hand containing Q-10, J-6 and you are in the first positions you should throw them. If on the other hand you are in the last position, call.

As in all types of online poker games, you have to find a way to stay focused. There are many things that can distract you from your poker game if you get bored and nothing can restrain you from them. These include but are not limited to TV, emails, chatting, talking on the phone to name a few. All these distractions must be avoided. Another thing that you must avoid is bluffing. The chances that someone would actually keep on playing are pretty high in this type of competition.

Don’t go chasing that lucky card or draw. If you almost have a flush or a straight it’s tempting to stay in the game for it, but when you have to give away many chips in order to do that it is not recommended. The one that raised the bet so high must already have something and you still need a card or two to actually have a good hand.

These types of tournaments must not be taken as a model. They don’t really follow poker strategy rules, they are full of beginners and the lack of the actual chance of wining or loosing at every hand affects the normal ways of poker. Try not to give importance to hands you’ve lost or won here, just get over them quickly. Freerolls are not to be played forever because they can make you create a style of playing poker that is not recommended for real poker. Play freerolls when you are a beginner or out of money, and with the money won here play ring games or real money tournaments.

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