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  9-Feb-12, 12:48   #1
pay or free 0 
Joined: Feb '12
Location: Denmark
Age: 54 (F)
Posts: 19
i not that i dont want to pay but i think it s a good idea to pratice a lot before you start playing for reel money,i will take a look on partypoker.who learn anything playing playmoney all people are gooing all in .and then get new money.thats not realistic.you think a lot more when its your own money .have a nice day every one. Smile

Edited by lenefalbe (Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 12:50 GMT)

  9-Feb-12, 15:13   #2
Joined: Aug '10
Location: Germany
Age: 46 (M)
Posts: 2190
There are a lot of ways to get No-Dep Bonusses to play. And with this winnings you can play another Bonus offers to build a bankroll. And so you can find your favorite pokerroom. After the bonis you can take a room with a rakebackdeal.

  9-Feb-12, 15:19   #3
Joined: Jan '10
Location: Indonesia
Age: 54 (M)
Posts: 1526
But you will see real poker when you pay big Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile . at freeroll more people not play serious, just gambling, if win big chips they continue seriously. Where your no deposit bonus ? Tongue

  9-Feb-12, 15:51   #4
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 41 (F)
Posts: 12227
No matter how much you play with play money(or fun) that is not compared
at all with playing with real money.
Even in micro limits.
After you learn the basics get a no deposit bonus and start playing the micro limits.
That way you have a chance to win money and if you lose, no worries Smile since its a free bankroll.

  9-Feb-12, 16:52   #5
Joined: Jan '12
Location: Romania
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 74
Yes are a lost of free bonus non depositing, but only for a few countries, for example for my country (Romania) are only 4 non depositing bonus and from them only 1 can request bonus like kingdom of poker, nothing else...for western earopean countries are much more non depositin bonus...i dont know what criterias were for chosing them...

  9-Feb-12, 19:15   #6
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
Age: 29 (M)
Posts: 6668
If you want to have fun feel free to play the play money tables but i need to warn you: playing too much there you can get some really bad habits!

First of all is that the majority f play money players are big whales aka they basically play every hand...

  9-Feb-12, 19:16   #7

Joined: Aug '08
Location: Canada
Age: 37 (M)
Posts: 658
okay. ive about had it with the way u real money types poke ur nose at play money players Blink

Play money on stars is exactly like real money if you use ring games as the example. Play money players still below the initial 1k are fish. Then we have the players who hold onto just under 10k. Those players are typically mtt play money players who want to buy in the bigger mtt's so they dont have to content with the 1k fishies. Then we have the 10k-250k range. These are mostly Gambleranonymous types who in actuality are good players with bad roll management, addictive personality types also. Religious peoples also fall in around here. Remember many religions are against gambling for money but still love the challenge in outplaying an opponent. For whatever reason they dont play for real money but they do want to play poker to the best of their ability. Id wager there are more of these types then all the players on merge at any given time. Then we have the supernovas of the play money realm. The 250k and up range. These are from my experience wealthy individuals who dont see any need to play for real money because win or lose it doesnt matter and to them play money is a good enough indicator because they play in slect tables with the same group of people usually.

I myself have spent tonnes of time at each of these levels and know from experience the people who knock play money have never tried it seriously.

All that said i personally feel twenty minutes into a freeroll you are facing players who resemble micro stakes players. Sure some run deep but even ive seen the same amount of craziness in both.

There whether im right or wrong i feel better for having defended my old stomping ground.

  9-Feb-12, 22:29   #8

Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 54 (M)
Posts: 3361
If your basically ignorant to the game such as I was up until a little over a year ago I think it's only logical to play poker using play money. I'm speaking from the point that I never played a game of poker so I gained a lot of knowledge play with the play money.
I mean during my first 3 months that's all I had the courage to play, it's what got me liking the game and I can't deny that.

  10-Feb-12, 00:24   #9

Joined: Feb '11
Location: Canada
Age: 33 (M)
Posts: 1568
Posted by lenefalbe:
i not that i dont want to pay but i think it s a good idea to pratice a lot before you start playing for reel money,i will take a look on partypoker.who learn anything playing playmoney all people are gooing all in .and then get new money.thats not realistic.you think a lot more when its your own money .have a nice day every one. Smile

Greetings Lenefalbe, and welcome to the forum. There's lots of good advice here and I second it. Get a No Deposit Bonus (Try not to pick a site that also offers gift offers). Learn bankroll management and practice with real cash. When you feel good, go for a gift offer.

Good luck.

  10-Feb-12, 10:48   #10

Joined: Oct '09
Location: Belgium
Age: 54 (M)
Posts: 2851
I would advise freerolls over Play Money any day.
try watching 15 min of Facebook Poker like I did a few time with a friend.
It has absolutely nothing to do with Poker. Confused
And on a smaller site only, if your aim is to learn the game.

that´s how I started out before lucking onto BRM for my first Bankroll.

Party, PS, etc. the field are just too big and too crazy.
Just my take on the thing.

  10-Feb-12, 11:32   #11
Joined: May '09
Location: Spain
Age: 43 (M)
Posts: 1261
Hi guys!

Poker with playmoney is a different kind of game than poker with real money. If you try play 'real money style' in playmoney... you are dead. If you try to play 'playmoney style' in micro limits... you are dead and broke.

Freerolls are in between.

  10-Feb-12, 12:59   #12

Joined: Nov '11
Location: Netherlands
Age: 45 (M)
Posts: 105
It's so different if you play a freeroll for a saturday or sunday ticket by PokerStars ,or you play for real money,you're mind is already set in that you play and i cost nothing u can only win,but if you
play whit real dollars/euro's/ or pounds it's a big hugh different, in a freeroll u play also some hands that u put in the muck if it was for real money,but there are a few differents freerolls like
the tickets u can win for the Sat or Sunday's or if you play the quartelyfreeroll every 3 months,
whit 1 million prize money,like today in the leaderboard BRM on pokerstars. A player went in the first hand all in UTG whit KK (900 POINTS) and and the player next to him called the hand whit A-3 CLUBS, flop came and the first card was an Ace,so the player whit KK was PISSED,i told him that
in a freeroll players goes all in whit the weirdest hand,so i wanted to make a point and i go all whit 6 3 off( totaly CRAP ) the player that lost whit KK,had now AK,but what came on the flop an
3-Q-6 turn and river didnt mather coz he lost the hand. after that a player went on the button all in
i was thinking to play whit 3-4 off,but i didn't,as fast if i could i typed that i had 3-4 and what came
if i play the hand i send both players away.Then i had AQ Suited and went all in and i lost the hand
against 7-7 ,after that i get a-10 suited again,all in and also lost that hand !but whit real money i wont go all in whit 3-6,normaly i play never like that but it happend to much in a freeroll where u can win 3 or 5 dollars. maybe it also happend in the quaterly freeroll whit 1 million,but i'm not so far to play in a freeroll like that!

  10-Feb-12, 13:56   #13

Joined: Sep '10
Location: Netherlands
Age: 49 (M)
Posts: 1644
My experience with play money is limited, but it seemed mostly absurd (way more so than the few first minutes of a freeroll).

If you want to learn the game with playmoney, I would suggest getting "The pokerist" for your smartphone. It's free, and the level of play is far better than play money on Party Poker.

Also play as many freerolls as you can, before trying to use your no-deposit bonus in any cash games. You will loose it all very quickly, don't think you wont...
You will need that money a little later on when you've got some skills, to build your bankroll. Unless you are willing to pay for the learning experience by depositing your own money.

Pick a site with BRM freerolls; they are slightly better value than most of the regular freerolls.

  10-Feb-12, 16:11   #14

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Portugal
Age: 38 (M)
Posts: 4802
You are right in thinking that way. People must know what they are doing at the tables before they take their money into the tables to see if they can generate some more. What most probably will happen is that, even if they can win some hands, they will end up losing all the money. About you thinking about going to partypoker to learn, I think it is a good idea. Although at “play money” you will see many people just wasting chips, not caring about the result of the game, you can start by trying to go against that general movement at those tables. I advice you to register that room, if still possible, already with one of the BRM campaigns (no deposit bonus or first deposit bonus). Even if you don’t go starting to play with money and you wont be able to fulfill the objectives of the bonus, at least you guarantee some money, in case you opt for the no deposit bonus. But learn first, practice, and only after you go for it in the real tables.

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