I was playing NL, so to be honest... it scared the heck out of me. I knew I was over my head since I'm relatively new to poker anyway and this was a NL table with no way to get a read whatsoever. As soon as I got my first $10 (plus another $10 from the streak), I was outie . I'll definitely play if I see a decent limit table though.
Try downloading Pokerstars
' .net version. You don't have to deposit... actually, you can't
deposit with the .net version, but you can play with play money chips. They do have a 5CDNL table in the play money area... which I went to AFTER I got my $$ back.
I'll have to look for hat SNG. If it's not much, I'd definitely lik to give it a shot. From what I could see there's really no telling what a good starting hand is. I saw people win with A high all the way to my quad-k's beating a flush.
I can definitely see the chasing part. When I went to the play money table I was chasing a lot. I may have had a pair of 5's or whatnot, but did I keep them? Nope, I'd give a 5 away in hopes for that miracle str8 or flush draw I had. I also saw people on the real money
tables who would call a 3xBB raise, swap 1 card then fold to a c-bet... obvious drawing hand. So, if I play again, I think I'll keep the pairs in hopes for another pair, or trips... or the (usually) big hand, the boat.
Al in all, it was a fun change of pace, but I would definitely suggest the play money tables if you've never tried it, or at least the limit tables. NL was pretty scary for not being able to get any type of reads.