Posted 08 July 2006 - 02:32 PM
i'm actually of the (rare) opinion that playing play money tables can really teach you something about the game, although you'll need to get up to the higher "stakes" play money tables to have the play resemble anything near competent. but even when people are pushing all in every hand (which is why i'd recommend playing more limit than NL at low stakes play money), you can get a decent feel for starting hand requirements relative to a field, postflop odds, obviously, you won't learn much about how to read people or anything else related to "feel," but seeing more hands, even if they're full of donkeys, is never a bad thing.and as others have suggested, hit up some freerolls on whatever site you play. if you can win 10 bucks, you can play some micro limits, and the play there is significantly more like "real" play than the lower limit play money tables.good luck with the learning, and check out the micro limit strat forums to get yourself acquainted with how to talk strategy around these parts.
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