This is a discussion on Play money within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; Hello do you think it is wrong to play tournament poker with virtual money as obochenie. Most people say that you should at least be
Play chips are not really an accurate assessment of what play will be like when playing for real money (even in the micros). The play is vastly different as you won't have as many people playing any 2 cards preflop, chasing draws, or defending their blinds nearly as often. Play chips are decent for fun, but not really much beyond that.
TeUnit: "You have 2 bbs left, I would call with a Uno Card and a Ken Griffey Jr. Card and be happy getting it in. With the money already in the pot you are getting great odds to call and if there were antes its even better."
I started with play chips when i was new cause i just enjoyed playing poker. After a while when i thought i was good enough i made a deposit and never looked back. It's really your choice what you want to play. It is better to play for some stake cause players will put more effort into it and play a little more realistic.
I play Micro don't trust my opinion!
Sometimes play money is all that is available, I am in the US so the only way for me to play at Pokerstars is with play chips or Cardschat home games. It is good play at times and not so good at other times.
In my experience, the play is drastically different as you move up in limits from play money. The more a player has at stake, the better fold equity your bets have.
Play money - It is a joke and really only useful if you want to see a lot of hands. There are lots of multi-way flops and it's extremely difficult to get people to fold.
Microstakes / low buy-in tournaments - Much better than play money. You won't see as many multi-way flops, but you'll still see quite a few 3 way flops. In addition, there is still quite a bit of limping with weak cards and LOTS of chasing flush/straight draws.
Higher stakes / higher buy-ins - This is where I love to play. I generally look for tournaments with $100 to $500 buy-ins. Play is much better. There are rarely more than 2 or 3 people going to the flop. C-bets and semi-bluffs can actually work.
play money is exactly what it sounds like...…"playing around" there is no value to tells , there is no value to running deep in the tourney . at least with a micro limit tourney you have value per hand and the end result is some sort of cash value. Never understood people who like to play 3 hour tourneys with play money
[COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87)]in the play money in any move that you like bets all, but in real money even at a micro level you think more than twice to bet, I think it's good to play play money when you have no knowledge of poker and also when you want to spend[/COLOR][COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87)][/COLOR][COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87)]time a bit and have fun and also when you do not have money to bet, but it is definitely different to play real money to play money, because you know that if you lose, there is part of your pocket, so you have to be formal and responsible[/COLOR][COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87)][/COLOR][COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87)]at the time of playing at least if you do not want to be bankrupt, that is my point of view, greetings to all and good luck[/COLOR]
I think if there is no interest in the game,then the game itself becomes not interesting.what purpose do you pursue in the game?probably win, do not earn a lot of money,and can win the tournament and hit the jackpot).so say the right play is always fun,and fellowship you will not be offended.
I used to play poker with play money, and still do sometimes.
If you play 500k + buy in tourney its good as at that level the players are good but at 5k -10k not worth it.
Now I have started playing free rolls and the initial stage of the tournament is like play money, until you reach deep thats where seriousness steps in.
playing with fictitious money always hurts my head. people rarely play normally. Motivation surely counts for a lot of people. 0 Dollards.micro limit is a good way to play longer and not lose your stack too quickly.
I am convinced that you need to play poker only for real money. If you do not have money then you can always play at least in freerolls. Virtual money only to allow the new player to get acquainted with the platform's functionalities.