This is a discussion on Pokerstar chest help within the online poker forums, in the Poker Rooms section; Does anyone know why I don't add points to the chest? It has a game for money and I don't add any points. does anyone
this depends how long and how much is your buyin in a tournament ou sit and go,
example in zoom $0.01 you need to play and win a lot of hands to add some points,
the zoom however it is the fastest way to gain chest because of the multi table
my chests keep expiring. I havent opened one in ages. I used to make a bit of money playing the deal but lately I never even get a chance to play it. And Im not doing anything different than before--Im playing about the same amount and for same micro stakes.
And my chests out of nowhere became 3 times more expensive for the same color, wth? I had 9/10 chests so I needed to earn 1 more chest and I would be moved to the next level of them, but I was tired of poker and stopped playing for a couple of days. When I came back I had only 7/10 left, so 3 more before the next level. Once I earned one chest, the next one started to cost 3 times more points lol lol lol Like, there are chances that if I earned one more chest once I got 9 and moved to the next level, I would have had to make less rake for a better chest than for the chest of the lower level I have now. just LOL
As for the original question - are sure they don't add up? If you play cash, in my experience the points get added with some time lag. Rake taken from buy-ins added immediately, I've never experienced any problems like that (or never noticed).
Wanted to suggest you to order a playing history audit, but now I noticed that they don't show the changes of points, but only changes of starcoins balance and real money balance.
It's actually ridiculous that the weighted average return of a chest decreases as you climb from Blue to Bronze chests.
My requirements for a blue chest were 2500 points
Requirements for a bronze chest are 5950 points
I calculated the probability weighted returns of a bronze chest which is $1.20, which are found here: (sum of all dollar amounts x probability of outcome)
So basically 2500 points at blue level chest = $0.60 return
But 5950 points at brown = $1.20 return on average.
At blue level, each point is worth 0.024cents (60/2500)
At brown level, each point is worth only 0.02 cents (120/5950)
Honestly, this is ridiculous. What's the incentive to climb chest levels when rake back lessons the higher you go.
I haven't bothered to calculate the rake back for chests past Bronze because I'm not there yet currently at the stakes I play and I'm unable to obtain the personal points required to get each chest as pokerstars gives each player a different points requirement depending on their skill level.
Im thinking about moving my play to gg poker that has a 65% rakeback deal through pokerstrategy.Plus pokerstrategy offer access to poker cources and videos through a tiered points system you climb via earning rake with them.I like the pokerstars software but they have killed player rewards and vpip scheme its next to worthless now.So it seems the only way to show disapproval is to vote with your rake and play else where.Ill try gg and clear a sign up bonus to see how i like it here's a link to the deal im talking about just look in the free money offers or bonus deals. https://www.pokerstrategy.com/#u5O2FI
After last changes in chests i began to ignore them altogether. Politics PS of bonuses it get’s worse with every years, this so sad. As a far as i know, many poker celebs to expressed negative opinion about this… but is’t anything them care.
The chests are dead to me as a rec, ever since they made the blue chest the minimal one, the points jumped from 260 to 800 and they removed the 2x boosts. I put the effort to get one at 800 to see whether it's worth it, but it was nothing special (~30 cents), so I don't even try now. I had one expiring at ~500/800 last month, while 56/800 is my current progress. They want me to collect the rest in the next 10 days. With deadlines like that, I don't think I'll ever see one open again, unless they give it for free. Even if I increase the volume, I am sure they'll rise the requirements to something too uncomfortable again, so what's the point?