This is a discussion on Practice in playmoney within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; I have started playing poker some days ago and what you think about I practice in play money rooms before start play real money?
playing for conditional money does not give the same effect in learning
but if you are a beginner, then of course it will help you understand the very basics of playing the seniority of combinations and further
but it is better to start playing freerolls there, the spirit of competition is completely different
Not that I endorse Global Poker or anything but with avatars and trophies being obtainable using gold coins (play currency) the play is closer to the norm.
Also, CardsChat freerolls once you get out of bronze level are pretty good practice. They have freerolls on America's Cardroom, Black Chip Poker, BetOnline, Sportsbetting.ag, Intertops, Pokerstars, GGpoker, 888 poker and William Hill for everyone else.
i think it depends on how many play chips you are playing for. Barry greenstein once said that plating 1,000,000 play chip tourneys are pretty much like the real thing. I've found reasonably decent competition and level of play on PStars at around the 250K level.
The 50k 8game tourneys are also pretty good if you want to diversify and not just play nlhe.
freerolls are great...especially if you can negotiate the all-in donks in the early levels...but there aren't so many freerolls these days.
I think there is simply no need for such a practice. There are a huge number of freerolls, playing in which, you can gain basic knowledge and also, if you are lucky, try to start building your own real bankroll.
I think it's like a different game so I wouldn't really bother practising my skill on fake money because the scenarios and hands you'll play and see reraly happen with real money where people actually care about their stacks.
I don't think it's a good idea. when playing with virtual money. he has no stakes and therefore no risk of losing his money. players tend to play anyhow and all-in with any hand. the best way to learn to play poker is to practice frerrolls.
If you are starting to play with playmoney better choose games with a high buy-in, as there the game is more priblezhena to games for real money. And I advise you to choose a difficult way of learning, namely, start with heads up, so you will quickly develop an understanding of the game and the principle of correct aggression.
of course you have to study not with real money. but you should understand that play money, freerolls are a completely different poker than money poker. people are not afraid to lose play money and play bolder
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It depends on how you play with play-chips versus "real money." I started playing poker with play-chip games and freerolls (I really am fairly new to poker as I only really started playing earlier this year), but I've found that I play them about the same. Why? I treated play-chips as if it was real money, but not everyone has this discipline when they know it isn't real. Playing with real money (including freerolls - although sometimes freerolls and micro-stake levels suffer from this problem too) sometimes has players play a little "different" by bluffing more and not calling as much. Why is this the case?
Hypothetically, let us imagine a very common scenario in poker. You are heads up against one other player (Heads-up game or isolated in a larger game is irrelevant to this point) and you are now faced with a tough decision on the River. You think the opponent may be bluffing, but you aren't super sure and you still have a decent amount of chips left to call (you facing their River bet). What would you do here? More importantly: is it the same regardless of the stakes?
Poker is poker. However, if this was a play-chip game: lots of players will call just to see what the other player has. Even if it is a freeroll (free buy-in but possibly real money to be won) or micro-stakes, lots of players will make a looser call "just to see" and not worry if they lose because it "isn't much" (or any) money to them. Now what if in this same situation, you are playing the WSOP Main Event with a $10,000 buy-in of real money and the pot in front of you is a million dollars in chips? Many people would be more inclined to fold. Why should the amount of money change anything? The math is the same, the game is the same and the situations are identical; you should make the same decision, in theory. This is what you want to avoid. When learning poker, you want to develop a good poker-ability and that may mean treating even play-chips as real money. If you can do this, then I don't think it matters much what stakes you play. However, many regular players only play for decent stakes because they get annoyed by opponents who just shove all-in and call a lot. The hope is that playing at larger stakes effectively gets opponents to play "real poker" against them.
By the way, the key with poker is bankroll management and table selection (perhaps even more than any skill-based poker concept). I'd recommend starting at the smallest stakes and slowly working your way up to higher money stakes when you are ready for it. The smallest stakes are play-chips (no money) and freerolls. I'd start there. Truth be told, I am still at this stage in my learning. Perhaps I could move up in stakes within the near future (as I have learned and improved a lot), but I'd take things slowly. There is no rush to move up in buy-ins and many players don't like to do so even if they have the ability to move up.
Good luck with your practice and learning
1st place finish at CardsChat 30 Day Course Freeroll (May 31, 2020). As my first ever CardsChat event, this one will always be special for me.
playing play money and real money games are different because in play money there is no incentive but with real money since there is an incentive or the thought of loosing tends to build doubt thus affects the state of mind
playing poker is tricky, it is not suppose to be heavily dependent because then you would not know how to set a limit thus u become a gambling addict.
know when to stop, the games ware always gonna be there and the money aint running
I have started playing poker some days ago and what you think about I practice in play money rooms before start play real money?
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