An American looking for a new start
Hello all! As you may have noticed, I have started to become active here again, and plan to continue to be for a very long time!
I've been away from poker for a few years until Bovada
sucked me in earlier this summer by giving me $50 for no reason. Not caring about nursing a roll, I ignored BRM and just played for fun. I had a bit of success in MTT's and forgot how much I enjoyed NL tourneys (I actually moved to FL about a year before I quit poker altogether). Like I said though, I wasn't exactly following proper BR management.
Turns out I'm not really a fan of Bovada's software. I can't stand the anonymity. I would like to get back to using a HUD and PT. I feel like my poker skills are better than ever, and would love to see some stats to back it up. I want to nurse a roll again. So now I have to find somewhere to play! I was looking at the staking forum, and as much as I'd love to be involved in a stake, I don't feel comfortable asking without establishing a presence on a new site.
I'm currently stuck with a mac, so for now, Winning Poker Network is out of the question, which is a real shame because ACR and BC sound pretty neat. So it's looking like Carbon is the favorite.
Anyone have any other suggestions? It looks like Carbon's rake is a little high for micros (I'll be starting at 5nl and cheap sng's, as well as low fixed limit games), and I think the best rakeback deal I've found is at 27%, which seemed to have strings attached.