Freerolls that are available to the general public absolutely free are seldom worth playing in. The reason is, that because of their nature, these freerolls draw in huge crowds of players, some absolute newbies some experienced, some only there to mess up someone’s day some looking for a good game of poker.
Despite the fact that these games are not worth joining money-wise, they can still provide valuable training grounds for those who intend to seek success in other freerolls or real-money games on poker rooms such as Bodog Poker. They are a lot like real money tournaments and they are completely free. If you’re a rookie, it’d be a crying shame to miss out on such a great opportunity.
Most freerolls are like a minefield, so you need a good strategy to survive. It’s almost always best to let other people bluff of their chips to you and don’t bluff yourself in the early stages of the free poker tournaments. The reason is obvious: players don’t like to fold when they don’t have their own money at stake. In the first hour of a freeroll you will see many reckless players making kamikaze moves. Use that information to your advantage and wait for premium hands. If you get these premium hands like aces, kings, queens and ace-king, play them aggressively and don’t fold too quickly, as many of your opponents will go for it with lesser hands.
Assuming you are using the right strategy now, we have to decide where we are going to play some free tournaments. Most poker rooms are hosting regular freerolls so we have enough choices. The first tip is to use our freeroll monitor that you will find on this page. With the monitor you can see exactly which freerolls are starting where in the next couple of hours. Check out the payments and which form of poker is played (Omaha, Texas Holdâ€™em etc.) and choose the poker room where you want to play.
The second tip is to play the new depositors freerolls that are usually held by online poker sites for their new players. These tournaments hold great value as they are restricted to only new depositors. Just make a small deposit if you are not comfortable with playing for serious money and put the times and dates of the new depositors freerolls in your agenda.
The third tip is to check out the exclusive Marawa Poker Club freerolls that we organize on a regular basis. These tournaments are holding even bigger value as they are only open to players who register with an online poker room through us.
So how to proceed if you played in a lot of freerolls? As soon as you regularly manage to survive right up to the break, you know you need to move on to something else. This is about the time when your focus should change from getting training under your belt to actually making some money. Start reading good strategy articles which you can find in the strategy section- and consider purchasing a good book like ‘Harrington on Hold’em’ to improve your skills and learn about the math and strategies of the game. After you did this, you have probably outgrown the freerolls and you will be ready to earn some real cash. Pick a good first deposit bonus from the poker bonus section and start grinding!