This is a discussion on Best time of day to play on PS? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; Just curious about what you guys have found. Iíve been trying to play the micro cash tables at around 10pm ET on PS, and the
Just curious about what you guys have found. Iíve been trying to play the micro cash tables at around 10pm ET on PS, and the tables arenít terribly active and itís been kinda hard to find a decent table. I like to play full ring, and last night at least, I had 3-4 players sitting out at all of the table I tried, essentially reducing it to 6-max tables. I wanted to play 6-max, Iíd play 6-max but I like playing with a bit more patience.
Would love to read about what youíve found so far.
I donīt know if my impression is corrupted but I am inclined to think and deduct that daytime players on workdays are not recs but at the very least trying hard to do it for a living. So there probably will be more mix of recs on weekends & weekend nights. Hope this helps!
Thanks for your responses. As I said earlier, when I tried playing at 11pm ET, tables are kinda dead and fish seem to be asleep (players/flop are all under 30%). Ive been checking in with the tables today (between 2pm ET and 6p ET), and I'm regularly seeing tables of well over 30%+ and fish are out. I didn't exactly stack anyone, but game felt a lot easier than the games at 11pm ET.
I think the idea of playing between 11am and 5pm ET seems to be legit, based on what I've seen from time to time. I think it's probably because most of the players on PS are based in Europe -- and no US players (since they seem to all be on ACR or something).
On both 888 Poker and Stars I generally find the best games in the early european morning hours. Rec players from Canada and South America are playing at this time, and some european rec players are also playing often without having been to bed, especially saturday and sunday morning. At the same time a lot of the eastern european regs are sleeping late, so they are not yet at the tables. The european evening hours can also be ok, while the european daytime hours are a distant third especially on working days.
For me it's whenever I can get some time. I can't say I've noticed a significant difference in the level of play at different times (unless the time is during a freeroll in which case it can get a a bit crazy!)
My time is my own. I don't work for anybody.
When I play depends on how I feel. I play when I'm well rested and quit when I'm tired. Sometimes I'll switch tables fish finding but not always. Dan Cates said he wanted to play against the toughest players in order to improve his game. Often I'll hang in on a tough table for the experience.
I'm happy to relieve bad players of their chips to help them improve their games as well.
I like to play at night. I do not know if because of the players there are, but because it is the time of day that I am most relaxed. Many times I go into work and have to retire and I can't play the way I want ...