Release List Reviews Shop Join News DVD Giveaways Video Games Advertise
DVD Reviews | Theatrical Reviews | Adult DVD Reviews | Video Game Reviews | Price Search Buy Stuff Here
DVD Talk
DVD Reviews DVD Talk Headlines HD Reviews


Add to My Yahoo! - RSS 2.0 - RSS 2.0 - DVD Talk Podcast RSS -


Go Back   DVD Talk Forum > General Discussions > Other Talk

Other Talk "Otterville" plus Religion/Politics

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-06-09, 06:48 PM   #1
Matto1020
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 545
So I just registered for a Freeroll Tourney at Pokerstars...have some questons.

I am still sort of new to poker, but think I can hold my ok if I discipline myself. There is a Max of 12,000 players.

Assuming this thing fills up, how long would this tourney probably last?

What are the payouts usually?

Thanks!
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-09, 07:25 PM   #2
DVDMagic
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Winston Salem, NC
Posts: 2,699
Re: So I just registered for a Freeroll Tourney at Pokerstars...have some questons.

Depends on the Freeroll itself as towhat it pays out. But I believe on the main tournament page, the one where it lists the people playing when the tourney is full there should be an option to check the "tournament info". If you click that then it should open up a smaller window and lay out how they break everything down pay-wise. This however, might not happen until the tournament is full and underway.

As for how long it takes, you'll find a lot of people will disappear quick, but I would still imagine that if you go all the way that it would probably easily take 4-5 hours to play.

Time to make some coffee...
__________________
My DVDAF Collection
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-09, 07:37 PM   #3
Matto1020
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 545
Re: So I just registered for a Freeroll Tourney at Pokerstars...have some questons.

yeah it doesn't show the payouts.

I'll post my results when done.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-09, 07:46 PM   #4
El Scorcho
DVD Talk Hero
 
El Scorcho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 39,619
Re: So I just registered for a Freeroll Tourney at Pokerstars...have some questons.

depends if it's a turbo tourney or a standard tourney

standard 12k player tourneys can last a fuckload of time.. several hours

a turbo will last probably half that, so 3-4 hours?

but since it's a a freeroll, you'll see people shoving all-in over and over early on to try to double up or get out

so I dunno, if I planned on winning I guess I'd expect 4-5 hours also

You don't want to see the payouts prior to playing. Trust me. If you do, you'll wonder why you're going to spend the next 4-5 hours chasing $1.80.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-09, 08:05 PM   #5
Matto1020
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 545
Re: So I just registered for a Freeroll Tourney at Pokerstars...have some questons.

i hope your kidding
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-09, 08:15 PM   #6
NotThatGuy
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Words
Posts: 28,072
Re: So I just registered for a Freeroll Tourney at Pokerstars...have some questons.

No....it will take forever.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-09, 08:23 PM   #7
Deftones
DVD Talk Godfather
 
Deftones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Arizona
Posts: 65,035
Re: So I just registered for a Freeroll Tourney at Pokerstars...have some questons.

not kidding!
__________________
John Henson: McDonald's has dumped Kobe Bryant as their spokesperson and have replaced him with Yao Ming. Apparently McDonald's prefers Yao because he is a bigger international star, and he doesn't rape so much.

"You are everything that's wrong with this forum".---SleepyW
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-09, 09:42 PM   #8
Matto1020
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 545
Re: So I just registered for a Freeroll Tourney at Pokerstars...have some questons.

AARRRGH!

So we are not playing for money, but for a chance to play in Round 2 which apparently pays out.

The top 99 players of this round will advance.

Started with 12,000...we are now down to 587...and I am 284.

Any other advice for this novice here.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-09, 09:56 PM   #9
Matto1020
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 545
Re: So I just registered for a Freeroll Tourney at Pokerstars...have some questons.

Ahhhhh....no advice...I lost.

Placed 421 =(
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-09, 01:40 AM   #10
El Scorcho
DVD Talk Hero
 
El Scorcho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 39,619
Re: So I just registered for a Freeroll Tourney at Pokerstars...have some questons.

advice?

don't play freerolls
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-09, 02:58 AM   #11
namja
Stealth Moderator
 
namja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: High Definition
Posts: 24,878
Re: So I just registered for a Freeroll Tourney at Pokerstars...have some questons.

Yup. That's how most freerolls go. Takes hours, and you usually get nothing for it.
I once made like $1.13 after playing for 4 hours on a cash prize freeroll.
__________________

life in high definition
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-09, 11:47 PM   #12
mgbfan
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 4,293
Re: So I just registered for a Freeroll Tourney at Pokerstars...have some questons.

Also beware, freerolls aren't really poker. They're a game that vaguely resembles poker.

It's really more of a hybrid between bingo, poker, and a dash of hopscotch.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-09, 11:46 AM   #13
Jeremy517
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Newberg, OR
Posts: 16,689
Re: So I just registered for a Freeroll Tourney at Pokerstars...have some questons.

There used to be good freerolls, but they're long gone. Party used to have a nightly freeroll with a $5000 prize pool and a maximum of 2500 entrants.

Freerolls now are worthless. If you calculated your average hourly rate, it would probably work out to something ridiculous like two cents per hour.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-09, 12:00 PM   #14
actyper
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Toronto Canada!
Posts: 1,756
Re: So I just registered for a Freeroll Tourney at Pokerstars...have some questons.

There better freerolls are the ones where you have to earn. Carbon monthly $50k, weekly $10k. Stars million$ turbo takedown. FT had a couple good $100k ones recently as well
__________________
DVD Talk GOLD Trader
Bloggg
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-09, 12:04 PM   #15
El Scorcho
DVD Talk Hero
 
El Scorcho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 39,619
Re: So I just registered for a Freeroll Tourney at Pokerstars...have some questons.

The only freerolls I play now are the Supernova weekly and monthly freerolls on stars.

Minimum cash for the weekly is something like $55. First prize is roughly $9000.

Although the last one tilted me because one of the guys I grind 1/2 limit with that sucks major balls at poker ended up winning the $9000 donkament.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-09, 01:23 PM   #16
Jeremy517
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Newberg, OR
Posts: 16,689
Re: So I just registered for a Freeroll Tourney at Pokerstars...have some questons.

Quote:
Originally Posted by actyper View Post
Stars million$ turbo takedown.
5000 FPPs is not a freeroll.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-09, 01:26 PM   #17
actyper
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Toronto Canada!
Posts: 1,756
Re: So I just registered for a Freeroll Tourney at Pokerstars...have some questons.

I consider pts tournies as freerolls as player points are not part of my roll.
__________________
DVD Talk GOLD Trader
Bloggg
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-09, 01:28 PM   #18
Jeremy517
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Newberg, OR
Posts: 16,689
Re: So I just registered for a Freeroll Tourney at Pokerstars...have some questons.

Quote:
Originally Posted by actyper View Post
I consider pts tournies as freerolls as player points are not part of my roll.
Well you can trade those FPPs for cash (or prizes), so it definitely isn't free.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-09, 01:34 PM   #19
El Scorcho
DVD Talk Hero
 
El Scorcho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 39,619
Re: So I just registered for a Freeroll Tourney at Pokerstars...have some questons.

I consider those FPPs part of my roll when I'm done clearing my bonus. Consider it "restricted bankroll" at $0.016 per FPP.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:53 AM.

Rules - DVD Talk - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0
Copyright 2011 DVDTalk.com All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.