Sunday, March 4, 2012
Does Winning Facebook Poker Chips in Facebook Texas Holdem Translate Into Success in precise Poker?
So you've been playing Facebook Texas Holdem poker for a while now and you've managed to rack up millions or even billions of Facebook poker chips. You don't consume cheats or hacks for Facebook poker, you never downloaded any bots that play the game for you, you never bummed Facebook chips from friends, and you've never stolen any poker chips from family members. If poker skill was measured in Facebook poker chips, by all measures you'd be top of the game, but does this necessarily translate into precise world success in poker? Would you have the success in, for example, a loyal money game at your house, a live tournament game in Las Vegas, or another online game that uses right money instead of Facebook chips?
There are some marked differences between dependable money and play money games that range from the determined to the more subtle. It's certain that the biggest disagreement is the currency venerable in the games. One uses Facebook poker chips and the other is actual world currency with dependable world value. But is this enough to alter how people play in the corresponding Texas Holdem games? Do players who bet with Facebook chips bet more carelessly or frequently than they would with staunch money?
It's glowing to say that players would play more freely, less carefully, and be willing to lose play poker chips than they would valid money. Facebook poker chips have no loyal world value - they can't pay the rent or choose food, you can't deposit them in a bank, and they won't send your kid to college, but they do have another kind of value - social value. Players who frequent social networks and the games they host value the prestige and recognition they salvage from their friends when they fetch a lot of chips in Facebook poker. And so maybe this prestige gives these chips enough value to force the player into assigning a perceived value to them, whether valid or not. They want to pick up more poker chips so that their Facebook friends will observe them climb the ranks of Texas Holdem and obtain a place on the top players list. They will never be able to cash out these chips, but they'll have the honor of being among the best players in the world.
To most players this is quite a principal thing, and so this may be enough to form them play more carefully with their Facebook poker chips. So worthy so that their playing style maybe be reflective of someone who is playing with exact money. This probably isn't the case in some of the beginner tables where modern players inaugurate out. Only having a few thousand Facebook pokerchips isn't powerful motivation to play seriously, as reaching the top players list is such a far possibility, but players with billions of chips who frequent the highroller tables in Facebook poker seem to play powerful more disciplined as they regain more and more chips and harmful. They treat their virtual chips as though they were loyal money, because the prestige of reaching the top players list is as grand of a motivator as making right money. So it would seem that while beginners with a few chips may treat Facebook pokerchips as fair another virtual play currency, the top players in the highest rooms value these chips quite highly and play accordingly.