i saw a post about playing for play chips
i think there are better options ... i understand in this current climate you dont have all the options, but ...
i've found realistic freerolls on a number of sites ...Carbon, et. al, Interops Poker, Sports Interaction, Doyle's Room, etc.
i realize the look and feel of these sites can be frustrating and freerolls are MTTs and that might not be you're preferred format, but at least there is some type of Ticket to something else and even small cash prizes dangling there for you
since Black Friday, i've played about 20 freerolls and placed once (5th out of 4000 in PL Omaha (not my game)) ... won a ticket ... 1st thru 4th would have been a ticket plus some actual cash ... i think $3 for 4th, $33 for 1st ... this was Sportsbook Poker
part of the Carbon, Lock family and really all the same games (Merge Network)
but the freerolls on Interop and Sports Interaction are easier, i've gotten to the bubble 3 out of 5 tries ... gotta get over the hump now
anyway if you were a small stakes, mostly for fun player before, there is still a way to have fun playing poker ... sure it is not the same, but it's something