Originally Posted by crancko
Havent tried play money, but Bodog seems a "soft" target. I havent deposited there yet, but have won - and lost - about 300$ there in the last months. registered there because of the CC freeroll and really liked the software, so started at their daily 500$ freerolls. Won it once and have had a few FT's (last night FT out of 3400 people).
As for advice, dj11 once submitted a real gem: MTT's are primarily about survival. Keep that in mind and only go for steals and bluff's when you are comfortable about the profile of the particular table you are at. A surefire way to get sucked out is trying fancy moves at a table you dont know. Sometimes you'll get sucked out anyway, but as a risk handling tool, knowledge of table and players is king.
Oh - and to get back to dj11's brillant advice for a second: Using that strategy you will begin to get better results. As a winning strategy it needs to be complemented with late game play, bubble strats, blocking bets in second half of the game etc. But you will first and foremost get better results and that will teach you alot in it itself.
Ok, enough praise for dj11. crancko signing off!
EGAD !! I have a fan ????? LOL. Thank You for the acknowledgment.
Many of you know I am challenging for the title of FREE ROLL WHORE OF THE YEAR. For the last few months I have mainly played the FullTilt ME giveaways, and damn did I come close Saturday. Now those are over. It will be seeking freerolls, and play money for me till next WSOP
BBB has this correct. The play at higher limit play money is not the joke many here want to believe it is. It is generally in the range of late stage MTT freerolls. BBB knows much more about the play in cash games than I do and her saying there are equivalences is good to hear. Those who built their Play Money bankrolls from scratch, like I did, probably have a few things going;
1 Pride. It aint easy getting past the lower level donkeythons.
2 Hope. At a certain level one starts hearing about the possibility of converting to cash, or getting into real money promo's using play money. I am not quite there yet, seems this may happen at 1/2 million chips, or maybe a million.
Those who buy play money chips are less concerned about the value of those chips, and probably represent the donks in cash games at any level. They must know some better reason to accumulate play money. I'd love to know why they do it.
What I really would love for all to acknowledge is that there are lots of poker players who realize they are not good, are trying to get better, yet still maintain the fantasy of winning the big one. Some have the very sound fear of getting eaten by sharks, and they realize that. Disposable income is low or nil, and they know that. They find the play money games and nirvana all in one single mouse click.
I have taken to consider myself of late to be a Poker Sportsman.