How to Succeed in the Poker Freerolls Part 1

Written by Ian McIntosh

Online poker freerolls are a unique breed amongst poker tournaments and require a certain way of playing in order to succeed. Here are 6 top tips that will help you succeed in online poker freeroll tournaments.

1. Be patient.

I've put this rule first as I believe patience isrepparttar number one most important quality required to do well inrepparttar 141294 freerolls. One important point to bear in mind is that freerolls usually have hundreds of entrants and can take several hours to complete. If you want to be there atrepparttar 141295 final table you will need to be very patient.

2. Be Aggressive.

Freerolls are multi-table tournaments and you will usually be seated at a table of ten allrepparttar 141296 way throughrepparttar 141297 tournament. This is a good thing in a way as it means you don't need to adjust your play to suit a shorter table, but it does mean that when you do have a good hand you need to play it aggressively. Top pairs like Aces and Kings should always be raised strongly pre-flop as they can often come unstuck afterrepparttar 141298 flop. Whenever you get a good hand, ie a high pair or AKs, AQs, you must be aggressive.

3. Play less hands.

As well as being aggressive you need to be controlled and play less hands. Don't be tempted to play hunches, sit tight and wait forrepparttar 141299 good hands then play them aggressively. A good rule of thumb is to throw away any hand that contains a card that's lower than an eight.

Has the Party Poker fish pool dried up?

Written by Ian McIntosh

Party Poker has long been known asrepparttar place to go to catch unsuspecting poker "fish". What are fish? Well they arerepparttar 141293 players who are just starting to learn to play poker or who have been around for a while but just aren't very good. They arerepparttar 141294 prey ofrepparttar 141295 poker "sharks" andrepparttar 141296 traditional hunting ground forrepparttar 141297 last while has been Party Poker.

Wellrepparttar 141298 bad news forrepparttar 141299 sharks is thatrepparttar 141300 fish pool seems to have dried up! It just isn't as easy as it used to be to clean up at Party Poker. There are a few possible reasons as to why this might have happened and they are outlined below.

More competition from other sites.

Party Poker Ring tournament tables where you just join in and play - have a minimum betting level of $0.50/$1.00 for their real money poker games. This is actually one ofrepparttar 141301 highest entry levels inrepparttar 141302 industry, many sites now offer $0.25/$0.50 tables and there are even some who go as low as $0.10/$0.25 and $0.05/$0.10. The minimum deposit at Party Poker is also high, currently it's $50 and again this is much higher than some sites.

Increased awareness through books and ebooks.

Recently there's been a large number of books and ebooks onrepparttar 141303 subject of Party Poker, leading to more educated players atrepparttar 141304 site. The information inrepparttar 141305 books usually tends to be alongrepparttar 141306 same lines and is basically fairly sound advice, so with more and more people buying and reading these poker manualsrepparttar 141307 standard of play is bound to improve.

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