hi guys!! I'm glad i found this post as i was just thinking about this. my concern is slightly different from the original author but just as genuine. a little abt me. i just started playing poker last yr, started on aol just to learn the game and discovered "hey, u be bussing their ass (don't know if I can curse here, if not sorry!), maybe u should ply for money. Move on to L'auberge to go w my aol play, bust the casino up a few times but of the 7 trips, i lost mostly. obviously that's bc on the floor poker is not poker, u aren't betting against anyone, the bets are standard so their no flex. no flex, no poker. in the summer, i found a cash game and have been playing there since, even bust them up two or three times and this is real competition. so in November is when I realized I could really play after leaving the cash game w 900 dollars that wasn't mine. I decided my next step was to play online for bread. of course being new to the game, i didn't even know abt the poker ban a few yrs back that changed the whole thing lolol. Anyhow, I spent december trying to figure out the best approach to playing online for bread. Voila, nlop. Now I gave that intro bc I'm new to the site and i want to the community know my questions and contributions are genuine, and knows i love the game. w that said, here's my thoughts on nlop...coming from a most powerful noob.
I have no complaints abt how the site looks or functions. Performance, well that, is an issue forreal. As the poster up there mentioned, that bad boy will disconnect on ur turn on the best of hands. Often. Curiously, it only starting doing that to me once...I had placed 2nd in a 75 MTT. Didn't think shit of it, until I won a 500 qualifier. After that, I started happening a lot but again I just figured the site has traffic like that, it's just part of the game. Somehow w it disconnecting every three hands, I won a 1000 qualifier as well (all in january, tips hat). I wasn't until I lost a step 3 bc of it, did I realize I might be single out bc they think I can play. Idk how I feel abt that yet, but yes the connectivity issue is real.
But still, I can accept that. What I can't figure out, which brings me back to the original post and defines why I'm even here, is how to make money? I play my 500 cash tourney that I won on Sat, did pretty well. I was impressed myself. Until I realized I played 4 hrs to get 22 or 24 or whatever, and win $3!!!! So lets recap...I had to win the qualifier, literally 1st or 2nd, to play for the 500 (which is not 5, it's 2 first place and 1000 is really 4) which took 3.5 hrs. Then played in the 500 and got $3. That was 7 hrs for 3 bucks. And these games only play once the weekend. The only cash tourneys playing everyday are 10, 20 and 50 which mean 5, 10 and 20. And these games are as full as the 500, I'm taking 200 folk per tourney so that going 2, 3, 4 hours too...for 5 bucks!!! Lolol, I don't get it. I understand playing for the 300, 500 and 1000 but w even those, they play once a wk and u gotta work hard to get there, then win it. What I am missing? Somebody let me know something. Peace!!