you won't win a free membership tournament, there're like 3-4/year if i'm not mistaken, maybe less, and usually involve winning against dozens of strong players in a row.
if you're dreuj (HAHAHA I ELIMINATED YOU but then brisk beat me and you just bought one -.-)... not :P
it does happen but it's extremely rare and you have to be incredibly good
There's also a policy which I believe is still active by which you get a free membership if you convince 10 other people to get a membership and indicate that you are the person that referred them to the site.
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