Freerolls are poker tournaments where players don’t have to pay any real money to take part. Freerolls are a great way for new poker players to try out the game without having to risk their own money, which is something that often puts them off.
Professional players tend to think that freerolls are great for new players because they let them learn the basics of the game without taking any risks. Freerolls are also great for people who just want to play the game for fun and have a good time, not really caring about winning. In freerolls, it is possible to win a prize, but it is much smaller than in “real tournaments.” This gives players more reason to play.
Even though poker players with decent skills aren’t often seen in freerolls, they do show up sometimes. Because playing “classic” poker can get boring, freerolls give them a chance to change up their game and add some twists. Freerolls are played differently than “classic” Texas Hold’em. They are much more aggressive, and “all-in” is a move that is used a lot.
The term “freeroll” also refers to a specific situation with only two players left in which one player is guaranteed to at least split the pot with his opponent no matter what the final cards are, but there is a chance he could win the whole pot if certain final cards are dealt. Before the last card is dealt, this happens.