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Old Apr 19, 2005, 8:57pm   #11
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has anyone suggested this guy go bonus whoring yet?

no? then go bonus whoring.

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Old Apr 19, 2005, 9:07pm   #12
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6 months playmoney mode are a waste of time. I would rather have played the 0.05/0.10 than playmoney to gain a little experience.
Dude, furizzle. I have never seen any real money game that had any use for lessons from play money, except for what beats what. Sorry if this info is late for you, but maybe it'll help someone else. That, or just incase you didnt realize you have a lot to get used to in cash games...

course, i never played below .25/.50, so maybe the .02/.04 games are like the play money games.
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Old Apr 19, 2005, 10:04pm   #13
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6 months playmoney mode are a waste of time. I would rather have played the 0.05/0.10 than playmoney to gain a little experience.
Dude, furizzle. I have never seen any real money game that had any use for lessons from play money, except for what beats what. Sorry if this info is late for you, but maybe it'll help someone else. That, or just incase you didnt realize you have a lot to get used to in cash games...

course, i never played below .25/.50, so maybe the .02/.04 games are like the play money games.
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Old Apr 19, 2005, 10:16pm   #14
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With all the people who complain about being unable to beat a table of bad players...I don't see how playing the playmoney tables first is not helpful.

Particularly if you are doing so in conjunction with learning how to play the game right.
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Old Apr 19, 2005, 10:26pm   #15
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With all the people who complain about being unable to beat a table of bad players...I don't see how playing the playmoney tables first is not helpful.

Particularly if you are doing so in conjunction with learning how to play the game right.
With bad players they will give you their money. With playmoney players the just press raise everytime it blinks (or whenever it can be pressed) and you gain nothing from it.
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Old Apr 20, 2005, 6:54pm   #16
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the original poster, or any new lurkers.

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Well here are my pennies on this....

Playmoney tables are good for getting a feeling of what it is like playing against that many people if you play small games or heads up with your buddy.

They are good for seeing just how bad a good hand can become when people are allowed to draw out and catch something along the way to and including the river, and lets face it, if you can keep getting more chips, you will see this alot.

They are good for seeing how this particular online casino works, regarding things like, visual indicators, how the "buttons" work for betting, raising, etc etc. Basically, to get you comfotable in your "surroundings"

Unless you are extremely lucky and come across a table where everyone at it plays with their chips like it is real money ( % on that is about the % of seeing a unicorn) that is about all it is worth.

I started out that way, just to get my head around the online experience, and the ins and outs of texas hold'em.

Speaking as someone who moved from the play money to the penny tables ( the lowest one possible where I was playing), the difference is night and day. I was actually surprised.. no .. shocked, at the difference on how people played. At first I was thinking its pennies for godsake what is the big deal, but I soon realized that it wasn't about the money playing down here, it was about learing how to play right.

The time I spent down at the penny tables were invaluable if I were to compare it to what i learned from the playmoney tables....

I am not expert player, I think I play well enough to win at the level I currently play at, so take what I say for what you wil...
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Old May 12, 2005, 7:44pm   #18
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Speaking as someone who moved from the play money to the penny tables ( the lowest one possible where I was playing), the difference is night and day. I was actually surprised.. no .. shocked, at the difference on how people played. At first I was thinking its pennies for godsake what is the big deal, but I soon realized that it wasn't about the money playing down here, it was about learing how to play right.

The time I spent down at the penny tables were invaluable if I were to compare it to what i learned from the playmoney tables....

I am not expert player, I think I play well enough to win at the level I currently play at, so take what I say for what you wil...
I could not agree with this more. I started out at play money tables for a week or two and built up a false sense of security. I then moved over to the $.50-.25 tables. I prompty lost $15 in about three days because even when people play for pennies, they act much differently than they do with fake money. There is no penalty for stupidity when playing with fake money. I went back to play at the play money tables and found out I couldn't play there because the players were completely irrational (ie. raising to the max pre-flop with a T5x). I reloaded my account with another $10 and a healthy dose of patience and have managed to start making money at the real money tables. Slowly, but fairly consistently. I don't think I'll ever go back to play tables again. Too many stupid and unpredictable players.
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Thanks for all the comments, as far as my main game, that would be NL. I just registered for a $5 MTT, and it starts in 9 minutes. If I don't get paid out here, I may try a SNG, and some ring games (the .5 -.10).

As far as this being my only bankroll, probably not. $70 just seems like a decent amount for a poor guy like me to start with. If I go bust, I'll just have to wait awhile to reload.

Wish me luck!
How did the MTT go and what was the payout if you won?

Do you get anything for coming 2nd/3rd?

What actually is bonus whoring, is it where you deposit the minimum and then use the bonus codes to get extra and just use that extra?
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