Originally Posted by Poker Orifice
imo, games are definitely softer without the US players on the tables.
Yes... My thinking is that good US players have been around longer than rest of world because of early exposure and promotion, they are a few years ahead. they are sharper and better schooled... Now I see increasing numbers of Romanians, Spaniards, Brits, Russians, Chinese, and yes Canucks, who are just now entering the field at guppy level...
In a way the game is going back to early days, wild west shootemup where skilled players have a good edge every day... almost