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Freeroll Tournament Strategy

Freeroll poker tournaments offer poker players the chance to win hundreds, even thousands of dollars, while not risking a dime of their own bankroll. Not only are they usually exciting Texas Hold'em tournament style events, they represent one of the best ways to build a beginner's poker bankroll.

Possibly the most interesting advantage of freerolls is the fact that you can practice different tournament theories and strategies without the overwhelming pressure of finishing in the money to recoup your buy in. Fred Parker (fparker1) has set about testing many different theories in freeroll tournaments and has been gracious enough to chronicle his experiences in our poker forums. We have organized these articles so that any poker player who desires to place in the money in these wild online freeroll tournaments on a more consistent basis, can benefit from Fred's strategies. If you put Fred's theories to use, please share your successes, failures and suggestions in our poker strategy forums.

While practically every online poker room offers some type of freeroll tournament, some of the best freeroll opportunities can be found at Royal Vegas Poker. There are four $1000 freerolls every day between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST., and a $200 freeroll at 7 a.m. for those early bird poker players.


Freeroll Strategy - 'The First 90 Minutes'

Study Fred's clear presentation of starting hands and how to play them pre and post flop to start building your tournament chip stack in the early stages of the tournament.


Freeroll Strategy - 'The Last Hour'

Change gears and begin to play a “raise or fold” strategy that will help you survive to the final few tables where “in the money” means a significant portion of the prize pool. Again, the reader will find a very clear and concise explanation of how to change styles, proper hand selection and how to play those hands on the flop and beyond.


Freeroll Strategy - 'The Final Table'

Chip stack size and aggressive play are major keys to final table strategy. Fred's revealing articles on how to win freeroll and low buyin multi table online poker tournaments conclude by breaking down a strategy based on the size of your stack and the number of players, and includes a working method of beating an opponent heads up.