Playchips vs/ real money
Originally Posted by tonymaclennan
I tend to push all-in alot just for the fun of it lol.
Stop playing play money and stick to real money - because you probably will learn some bad habits.
It is nice to have real money to play and I agree playing real is far more worthwhile of your time. However, let's look at the reality of life. So many people assume everyone has a telephone, a cell phone, a new car , a house and credit cards that bulge out of the wallet.
Well, in real life there are people who are exceptions like myself. I lost a major business to the tune of $200,000 and a divorce that cost me about twice that. It left me in ruin. I have since started a new business, and I have struggled to get back in the main flow of life. Unfortunately, for now I can not play real money, not even 20 cents. I have an issue with Pokerstars
at the present and trying to resolve their problem with accusations that I am another player when I know I am not, and they should know after 5 years of playing that I am not the person they are investigating. So transfers are out for the time being and although there is a way, I don't ask friends for chips or money. That is not to say that I haven't had friends who have won monster tournaments donating a buck or two to me for grins and giggles.
In the long run, don't assume. Not everyone has the opportunity to play real. I can say if I did have real money on Pokerstars right now I would do well. I do read alot of blogs and forums on improving my card play and I am a very good money manager, but for now I am stuck in play chips and I will play the same there as I do on real, and I will win consistently.
I hope this has impacted you a bit and made you think that not all people have access to real and it would be great to play a real money tournament, and even FPPs are gained only by having real money in the bank. So it is business as usual until my circumstances change and I will still try to learn as much as possible as I go along and ask for advice, suggestions, and anything else that will improve my game, maintain a sportsman approach and be polite, and finally, enjoy the people and the game and just have fun.
Thanks, that is all I have to say about that (Forrest Gump Voice)