re: Poker & Big sites vs Small sites
I'd be interested to hear -> how many different sites do the members here that are responding, actually play on? And at what varying buyin levels.. & what types of games??
YES FOR SURE there is a BIG difference between sites (don't let anyone tell you otherwise). ie. a site I've been playing on lately (MTT's $10-$33 buyin) has much different play compared to what I'm used to (Fulltilt, PokerStars
& Titan). The play is far less aggressive & there is a much higher % of weak players.
I think in the super micros for sure you're going to find very fishy players on pretty much all the sites (although even here again, on say 2nl & 5nl tables on Stars & FTP you will quite a few more micro grinders compared with say Merge (carbon) or Pacific, etc. I know there's a huge diff. as I've dicked around on super micro tables a bit for fun/recreation & on Stars/FTP I prob only run at ~8bb/100 but on a small site right now I'm easily running at 100+bb/100 (maybe even much higher to be honest.. & this is based on approx. 10,000 hands... while 8-10tabling them).
So, YES for sure there is a big difference.. 'but'.. it depends upon what you're playing (another eg. micro SNG on Carbon vs. micro SNG FTP.. 'HUGE' difference!!!). Other sites I've heard are very soft are 'Bodog', & UB (micro cash play & micro SNG). Also, any site that has sportsbetting on it will have soft poker tables.