I can imagine a new poker player who, after watching some episodes of the World Series of Poker or the World Poker Tour, suddenly gets ‘inspired’ and tries out one of the big advertised poker sites.
Suddenly – suddenly – as he imitates the plays he saw in some episode, like moving all-in with 4-4 in early position – he thinks he is making a good play. Of course it is sometimes a good play, but not always pgslot.
As it is, the overenthusiastic player loses a large stack and it costs him hundreds of dollars in real money.
Why not tell him to try the same play on a free poker site, so that he will recognize his mistakes? He can play free poker get knocked out, learn from it and still have hundreds of dollars left.
Free poker sites are also a great way to build a bankroll, if you don’t have one, and if you play long enough. And you will learn to play poker for free and learn from your mistakes and those others make.
Sure, you can try playing your Q-7 offsuit and then flop a Q-5-3 and then get called by A-Q later or K-K – that is when you realize your Q-7 is trash, and you ought not play it again.