I'm asking for your advice here. Please give not only what you think is the best option but whatever options you could conceive of (in order of preference if you want) given the following parameters:
- in USA
- about to play real money
online poker for the first time but with some experience with real money poker and poker in general
- mainly plays NLHE
- prefers shorthanded games (6max down to HU)
- will only or almost only play tournaments, either MTT or SNG
- will use moderate to aggressive BRM with a starting bankroll of $1k
So should this hypothetical person (wink, wink) play on Carbon or somewhere else? And what games would you suggest. Do you have any specific tournament suggestions for the month of May (it would be very tempting to play Carbon's OPS but probably not the best idea).
Additional advice requested regarding logistics:
Say I was to play on Carbon. I've been reading about their deposit systems regarding Visa
and cash transfers and Western Union and all this.
Basically, what I want to know is what is the fastest/easiest/safest way to get money from my credit card into Carbon Poker
? I figure I could buy a Visa gift card (basically a preloaded debit card) and then use that I think, and also I saw something about using "cash transfers" to go from a credit card with a fee.
What are the fees for the different methods too?
Also, how do withdrawals work? I've read about there being issues with checks taking a long time to send and then also bouncing sometimes, but an article from just a few days ago says Carbon is doing a lot better. True? Is Western Union or other money transfers an option to withdraw, and if so, how much fees?
I've never used any money transfers before, so it'd be nice if someone told me how those work. Can they be done online, or do you have to go into a currency exchange?
Thanks in advance. Remember for all answers, this is for a player in the USA.