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Postby Sammis » Sat Oct 08, 2005 12:55 pm

Hi  any good tips for a beginner?
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Postby Tholonever » Sun Oct 09, 2005 2:48 pm

I would suggest playing for play money to start with. Those tables are super loose and if you can't beat them you will get tore up on the money tables. Once you go to the money tables I would suggest you play limit for a while so you dont lose your stack in one hand. Be patient you are going to lose to start with, hell, I been playing for a while now and I still lose lol
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Postby Whisextephy19892 » Sun Oct 09, 2005 6:22 pm

Good advice.  I did that when I first started.
Now I love no limit!
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Postby Thernand » Mon Oct 10, 2005 1:03 am

Play money tables are all-in fest.. as are freerolls. If you really wanna learn how to play buy a book or play low limit cash games.. You wont get the hang of the game in (all in) rooms and people who abuse the no-limit hold 'em game. I find the "Forum" freerolls to be alot better because you can make a little cash so the play is tighter and a little more proper.
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Postby Chammat » Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:31 am

yeh if your new i would advise playing on the free play tables, and maybe playing freeroll tournaments and use that money to play with and once you get the hang of it try a low 0.25/0.50 table maybe and see how you do if you do great move upto a $2/$4 maybe, bit of trial and error really
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Postby Hostred » Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:44 am

Play money tables are all hype, sure it's fun and free but your guaranteed to have at least 1 all-in every hand!!! Gets frustrating after a few minutes. Low limit real money tables at least provide honest players, unless they bluff you of course.

I was testing one such table on BetFred recently and got J-7, I obviously folded the duff cards...until J-7 appeared on the flop!!! That pot was only worth about $2 but it could have been mine :(
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Postby Pred1984 » Sat Oct 15, 2005 3:05 pm

Start with the basics.  Get a book that's aimed at relatively inexperienced players, not an advanced one like Brunson's or Harrington's.  Get a starting hands chart, learn it and use it.  Learn to play tight aggressive poker first, and don't try to play mediocre or poor hands like the players do on TV until later.
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Postby Laing1989 » Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:36 am

there is almost no difference between low money entry MTT's (1-5$) and freerolls! freezeouts are better then mtt's with rebuy/add-on though.

even low $ ( up to 1$) ring games are just like play money!

start with freerolls. small entry ones are best. then use your winnings to enter low $ MTT freezeouts. you cant compete with the lucky fools that rebuy 10-15 times... yes we all have seen folks do just that.

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