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Play Money Games Vs Real Money Games - Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:19 AM
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Clinton Loh's Avatar
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What is the different between the play money and real money?

Because almost all of these player from play money are playing loose. Like they are 'maniac' and 'calling station'.

Please reply if you know, thank you
 
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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:14 AM
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Play money, or chips, is fake. There is no real risk to your bankroll since you can reload for free. Chip play is good to experiment with new games and playing styles.

As you noted, players tend to be loose, maniacs, and calling stations due to the lack of risk.

However, not all players act that way. As an American, the old hedgehog must be in chips. This doesn't stop me from playing a serious game. My experience has shown there are many others players like me. They use chips to learn.

If I ever get back to cheques, real money, I'll be a step up on the competition thanks to all the practice. Want to see how I'm doing? Check out the topic "Stats to Drown In" located in this section. You might have to go to page two or three as I post after every hundred games.
 
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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:45 PM
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Hey Cairn, I just take a look of your record. Wow, I never thought you're pretty good. Much like semi pro poker player.
 
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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:06 PM
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Appreciate the compliment, though I do think my record is eclipsed by many of the others participating in the school.

I enjoy playing the 27-player SNG and toot my horn by listing the hand statistics. As I said in that thread, use my study to refute those who claim the site is somehow rigged.

As a follow-up to my last comment, I'll say the crazies are greater in the lower cost SNG games. In the #300+20, I made final table by sitting out the first nine hands. In the $2000+110, I better play as the game goes 50 hands to FT.

The same was true in the ring games. The 1¢/2¢ game had a lot more crazies than the 5¢/10¢ game, which had more than the 10¢/20¢ game. The higher the risk, the fewer players willing to risk everything. However, you'll find such players in every type of game and at every level. Best you can do is play smart and hope the cards follow statistical norms.
 
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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:12 AM
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I see. Thanks for the tip, Cairn. I will do as you say.
 

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