- May 8, 2018
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Unfortunately, poker is a real money game. Playing in freerolls and at low limits, you can learn the principles, strategy and tactics of poker. Study the strength of hands preflop and postflop. Quickly calculate weak and strong players. But no more. Maniacs simply will not let you master your game, as they almost always go to the end. You'll often see the river and a lot of trash-handed moves. On the positive side, by playing carefully in the freerolls you can build up a decent bankroll even without being a very strong player and move up to higher limits. This does not mean that maniacs will disappear completely, but in percentage terms they will become much less. The game will become more meaningful and will require real skill, the criterion of which is how much you play in the plus.Hi,
I am not a good poker player, but I like the game and want to get better at it. Currently I am playing on free poker apps like WSOP that don't require you to stake actual money, as I just know that I'll probably be a fish as soon as I start playing online tables that bet real money. However, I am noticing that these games are not very satisfying, with there almost always being players that just go all-in preflop and then just buy back in. Is it a realistic goal to try and get good at poker without betting real money, or is it necessary to bet real money to get proper practice as people are actually playing with something to lose? Also curious as to what people think on what the balance should be between studying poker theory, such as calculating outs and pot odds, versus just playing the game to get better.