Poker takes a day to learn and a lifetime to master. This is what you have been hearing since your amateur days. You must have also heard about ‘Play Money Games’; If you heard about this and you are not quite sure what it means, then you have to know first that these kinds of games are the exact opposite of their title. ‘Play money games’ are tourneys where players actually fake playing for real money. Instead of money they have fake chips that are used to stimulate a real money poker games. The top purpose of these games is entertainment.
How will playing these game improve your poker skills?
If you intend to get better poker skills, then playing these games a lot is not the answer. Constantly entering play money games will only make you develop play money skills. You might get very good at them and even win all the time. However, this doesn’t mean you will do the same in games with real money involved. In fact, it is quite possible that as your play money skills climb, your real money skills might deteriorate. You can gain bad habits for real money poker when playing a lot of play money games.
The fist thing is that you will get accustomed to playing all hands. This happens mostly because you have nothing really to worry about in play money games and you will try anything knowing that. But if you were playing a real money game and you will find someone to call you all-in bet when they have a 2d, 3c hand and the board doesn’t really help them. In a plat money game, people will do that, just for fun. The virtual money is easily given away by players, they can be quite generous, but this doesn’t make them generous with their real money too, so don’t get that impression.
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