This is a discussion on Cash v. Play Money? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; Hey all,
So I'm trying to up my game a bit to where I can compete in ring games and not just tourneys. I was wondering
So I'm trying to up my game a bit to where I can compete in ring games and not just tourneys. I was wondering how similar cash play and fake money ring games are. I know personally that even low stakes cash ring games feel different. How much does play change with real cash, and how much can one learn from fake money ring games?
Wow! Night and day. Even the lowest buy-in tables are filling up with regs who know how to play. Very different than play money. I don't think you stand to learn much that is transferrable from play money to real poker. Read up to get ready.
27th June 2018, 11:40 PM
Poker at: ACR
Game: NL Hold'em
Makes sense. Thanks JB
28th June 2018, 2:45 AM
Online Poker at: Pokerstars
...... And just as I finished this post I realised that my reply was not what you were asking at all!! Sorry tired tonight. You asked about play money and real money. Not Tournaments Vs. Cash etc. Hope you found it interesting anyway Well it really is very simple. Play money = No fear (Or very little). Real money = FEAR. I don't think play money can really prepare you properly for the real thing. However it can be a good place to practice your thinking skill postflop and hand reading. The problem is, it won't give you an accurate impression of how people behave when they have something real to lose. The bigger the risk, the bigger the emotions and the more serious the game is taken.
28th June 2018, 3:14 AM
Kenzie 96 [11,402]
Poker at: pokerstars
re: Poker & Cash v. Play Money?
There though. are things to learn playing play money games, little to learn about poker though.
28th June 2018, 2:12 PM
If you are sill not that good at the game just play with play money - when you feel confident enough - then okay with real money