home you can bet with pennies or peanuts, but chips
are used in all casinos, whether in geo-space or cyberspace.
Internet games use virtual chips rather than physical
chips, but outside of play-money games, they nevertheless
represent real cash to be won or lost.
Therefore, in order to play in an online money games,
you'll have to deposit funds with the online poker
games casino of your choice. Once you have money on
deposit, you've created what's essentially a debit
account. From it you purchase virtual chips as needed.
If you want to start out with a play-money games,
it's even easier. You won't have to deposit funds
at all; the casino will simply give you a starting
stash of play money so you can jump right into a game
and start playing. Oops, lose your original allotment?
Most Internet card rooms simply give you more play
money whenever you run out, so relax and have fun!
|Draw That Missed
turn brought my low in, 8?. I had half the pot and
gutshot draws on both ends for the other half. I bet
again, lost one player, and three of them called.
The river was a disaster for me: 3?, counterfeiting
my low. I checked and folded to a bet. A 64 won the
low and a pair of Aces took the high.
This hand didn't work out for me at all-I include
it because I think it serves as an example of why
it's important to start with hands that have very
strong draw possibilities. The possibilities of hands
like this are just too weak, and the hand has no backup,
no counterfeit protection. Essentially, you have to
get lucky three times with such a hand. First, you
have to get lucky and hit a solid flop, then get lucky
and make your draw, and finally get lucky and have
anyone with a better draw miss. This is a little too
much to ask.