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Mini-tilt - Sun Apr 14, 2013, 04:27 PM
Kay_ElWeirdo's Avatar
Since: Jan 2013
Posts: 6
4th hand of the $100k freeroll
4th time Villain_8 goes all-in
I know I shouldn't but I guess I tilted and got fed up with it as I'm just trying to enjoy a bit of poker
And as per usual, I hit nothing...

Should learn some breathing excercices...
Sun Apr 14, 2013, 06:45 PM
DrDonkin's Avatar
Since: Nov 2012
Posts: 874
Its a freeroll what do you expect, there are a crazy game because people have nothing to lose and players are looking to chip up early so they can run deep hence all the shoving early on.
Sun Apr 14, 2013, 11:01 PM
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Since: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,286
In a freeroll, expect all ins from any pair, any two broadway cards, any 2 suited, plus any connectors, especially in the first hour. Unless you're a bingo fan, play extremely tight (AA, KK maybe QQ or smaller pairs if it is cheap enough. You want to avoid those early all in situations as much as possible. No matter how good your hand equity is, your tournament equity isn't great in a multi-way all in in the early stages.

A few years ago I tried something I called The Super-tight Experiment for 10 Big $2.20 tournaments. I didn't play any hands except AA, KK , QQ and sometimes AK unless I was under 15 bigs. I found I almost always finished in the money, but had no chance for a big win, since I was always so short stacked.

The trick with big tournaments is to balance the risk and reward. The reward is huge in those early all in pots, but the risk is that you bust early. Just learn to shrug off the losses and enjoy the wins .


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