How to Succeed in the Poker Freerolls Part 2Written by Ian McIntosh
How to Succeed in Poker Freerolls Part 1 looked mostly at what cards to play and when to play them, in Part 2 we take a look at other factors that you need to be aware of in order to succeed in freerolls.
7. Watch your opponents and learn their playing style. You can learn a lot of valuable poker information just by watching your opponents playing style and habits at table. Do they bet almost every hand, do they sit back and wait for a good hand (like you should!), do they fold easily at first sign of a raise, do they just want to see a free card, is there a "maniac" who raises every hand?
8. Concentrate on game. If you want to find out how your opponents play, you need to concentrate fully on what you're doing. Don't write emails while your playing or surf other sites, and turn off that TV!
9. Avoid hesitation. If you hesitate before you make your move then it is seen as a sign of weakness. In freerolls you don’t have luxury of watching your opponent's reactions and one of few "tells" that you have is speed at which your opponent makes his move. The worst sin here is to hesitate for a while then check, you have just told table you don't have a hand but you want to see next card. You will simply be raised straight out of hand.
The Next Simon Cow.Written by Deepshikha Mohapatro
The Opera show and “Sex and City” are two shows that keep me glued to television. It was during breaks that I happened to see a few add of American idol and Simon Cow. I could not believe if this guy was real. “Atrocious” was only word that came in to my mind. But he had something so lovely that I wanted to steal it away from him. He had power to speak his mind and heart out, right into television screen. Next I happened to watch his interview on Frakinson. Boy, this guy was for real! As a kid people called me rude, my fault, I used to speak my mind out. In life we normally have two roads ahead of us, as Robert Frost beautifully portrays in “The Road Not Taken”. The answer to any question is mainly “Yes” or “No” but in today’s modern (Diplomatic) world we tend to find or create a path that is somewhere in between. A path that neither says “yes” nor says “no” and somewhere down this path we loose our own wishes. We become a part of exciting circus. In modern corporate world that we live in it’s always good to be a “good listener”. How many times haven’t you wanted to scream and say “No I don’t like this”, “This is crap” but have ended saying nothing? Some have also spent their life thinking “My turn will come someday”.