Middle/Late stages of a freeroll, how to play?

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Posted on Jun 26th 2006  -  Subject: Middle/Late stages of a freeroll, how to play?
Hi, I play a fair amount of freerolls and seem to be able to move ahead in chips quickly, after an hour I'm usually in great shape. What is a good strategy to use in the middle stages of a tourney, when the blinds get bigger (maybe just betting the minimum) or the late stages, when is a good time to make all-in moves, vs. maybe playing tighter??? Feel free to be as detailed as necessary. L8r
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Posted on Jun 26th 2006
If you have a nice stack, bullying and blind stealing is the name of the game. Raise 3 or 4 times the bb. most of the time players will have bubble fever and will fold realy good hands to a raise just because then don't want to risk going out of the tournament without finishing in the money. Just keep in mind there are 3 kinds of ppl you can't bully. Big stacks, very small stacks and idiots (but they are usualy out by then). Offcourse i'm not suggestiong you do it every hand or with rubish hands like J3 ofsuit or some dumb stuff like that. but if you're going to play, raise it up. just my 2 cents, hope it helps.
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Posted on Jun 26th 2006  -  Subject: Middle rounds
I find people that are playing freeroll a little looser with thier money then if it is a cash game. I like to play semi-tight hands with aggressive betting. Bet into the raiser, this seems to intimidate the players. Judt a thought an idea from another frustred hold'em plsyer
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Posted on Jun 26th 2006
I would like to hear more stategies.......I hate it after the first hour of play......
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Posted on Jun 26th 2006
I would play tight unless I was getting good cards, then I would raise the blinds. You can only bully so much! Most of then time people will get tired of it and start calling you. I have seen alot of players lose their chip stack real quick doing it.
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Posted on Jun 26th 2006
I would play tight unless I was getting good cards, then I would raise the blinds. You can only bully so much! Most of then time people will get tired of it and start calling you. I have seen alot of players lose their chip stack real quick doing it. That's true, can't do it every time and you have to have the hand to back it up just in case someone calls. But there's no point in giving free cards to ppl in the bb at this stage of the tournament.
Going all-in works every time except the last time
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Posted on Jun 26th 2006
wait and try to steal blinds when you are in position
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Posted on Jun 26th 2006
I play tighter but also make sure that I don't get blinded out. So, I try to steal some blinds when the situation warrants it.
Andrew
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Posted on May 20th 2007
I would play very tight..and would not do big raises..
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Posted on May 20th 2007
Thanks for the tips guys....I think playing tight ...raising...but not stupid raises...and stealing blinds is a great idea!
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Posted on May 21st 2007
It all depends where abouts you are on the leaderboard. Sometimes it is good to wait it out to make the money but you can also accumulate alot of chips late in a freeroll, because people have to start making moves.
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