This is a discussion on Free Poker Good or Bad for your game? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; I sometimes play in this Free Poker League that takes place in places like Local Pubs. You play for points and gift cards and the
I sometimes play in this Free Poker League that takes place in places like Local Pubs. You play for points and gift cards and the Pub/Restaurant you play at. It's a fun free way to play Live. But where the problem comes in is I do not know if it's good or bad for becoming a better or worse player due to how poorly people play with the "I don't give a crap" mentality. All in pre-flop is heard much too often and feels like the whole tournament is a coin flip leaving very little room for any kind of skill to play a large role. I am not there for the prizes, but more just the fun of playing live and competing. But it can become frustrating with the type of players it attracts. Whats your view on Free Poker Live? Thanks.
With free poker games begin, many players. For training or leisure is good. In the free games is convenient to practice new to them tactics and strategies. But I think that a more rapid growth is necessary to play for money.
When playing this game , involuntarily relax , because I play for free and it affects the quality of the game . Worst of all when it comes to the game on your money . Preferably always refers to the game seriously . Well, in live poker you need to have strong nerves .
free poker is a good way to be introduced to large fields and different player styles, practice and experience can't be all bad, its ideal for social players, it also helps starting players increase their bankroll be it every so slowly
I played in the Eastern poker league for a few years and I felt it improved my game. I think the number of different hands along with playing against many different styles of players was a great learning tool
I have a fair amount of success when playing live both for money and with the free live poker league. But still wondered if it could be negative for me game just due to such horrible play from casual random players.
I think it is boring to play with opponents who doesn't play serious. I am tired of such players. I wouldn't like it. But of course it is a good chance to learn to play live. Me for example I played just online and I could imagine I would have problems to play live because I couldnt just click buttons.
As for you, the novice player is a great way to get free of charge skills and experience. To start the free poker you will do. I spent a year playing in this poker online. I studied in this way to play.
If it's for one a month to play with some friends , that's ok , but if you're to compete regularly against these people who are sooo much lower than your level or the average level generaly , the only logical is that this will adversely affect you , so I wouldn't do that if I were you .The 5k-7k players online freerolls might be better than those ''pub'' or ''resturant'' ones IMO .
yea the main reason I started even playing there is I play a variety of places. Online, casino, home games. I just am trying to get an idea for all types of players. But I find this poker really attracts.. Lets say interesting crowd of people..
I live in a rural town that doesn't do poker. We have a freeroll tourney every Thursday at the golf club. I think without this tourney a lot of the players wouldn't ever experience a live game, to which they get a hunger for the game and then chase bigger action which the major cities provide.
Ya I enjoy playing live. Just when it's free you do not get to see a lot of hands with the very slow paced play and not having a dealer. But cannot expect much for free poker. Ill think of it as a way to add some variety to my poker experiences with all types of players.
I think it depends on your goals. If nothing else I see it as an opportunity to to hone your skills against unpredictable play that will invariably show up in normal tourneys anyway. And eventually help your game overall. Just my opinion but if you can consistently get to the final table in a tourney like that - then in some ways you cracked the code for that particular game perhaps - just have to remember to shift gears when you play with "good/quality" players.
I believe that all types of games are usable and will add value to our game in the medium / long term, thus improving poker more and more, but I believe that when there is a financial value at stake, the moves become more technical And make learning more natural, adding even more knowledge.
It still a good way to learn and build up some skills. Most of them are just beginners or just starting to play poker without any risk of losing a single cent. If your too good for that then better skip the play and join a tournament. You cannot develop your skills if your just stick playing with them.
Yes I do play at a variety of places for money. I just wondered if adding this to my game can be beneficial due to the fact of playing with different types of players. I have good success there, but I just wasn't sure if that is even a good thing due to the quality of the opposition.
i think its ok for fun, the only thing you may learn at this pub game is what not to do. on the other hand free rolls like cc are good for learning most player are some what good you still find a few donks that will call your aces with 5-2 and suck out. thats far and few between.
I believe this is the best way to learn. It is easier to play against a poker pro because you know why is he raising in early position, you know why he goes all-in preflop, you know when he is bluffing you and so on. Against donkeys you have no idea what and why they are doing it but the practice tells you when to "kill" the donk and who is he and become a better player. Leave the massacre in the beginning for the donkeys, they will eliminate each other. Then there will be only one of them left and you will bust him with every decent hand most of the time. At the end you will end up with the guys who went there to win and will have some good opponents. Good luck
I think playing for free live,even for gift cards or whatever would be a great way to start for someone who is wanting to learn how to play live instead of online.My biggest problem learning to play live was the chip counting and knowing bet sizing.Online you can look up and see the pot size on your computer screen.Live you have to keep up with what has been thrown into the pot,then make the correct bet size.
It is not a rule, but everything that is free people tend not to value. For those who are starting and want to take it seriously, I advise to pay anyway. In free tournaments people pay with bad hands and still get along well. If you really want to make a profit from poker, quit the freeroll and start spending on poker.
This seems to be very negative, but you really should be prepared to lose when you play freerolls. The best player in the world will have problems playing freerolls even if they play well, because luck is a more determining factor than in any other type of tournament. If you focus too much on winning, you'll just be more disappointed and frustrated when you end up getting paid for a worse hand and lose all your chips. The best formula for online freerolls is to play well and get lucky.