Everyone who has never, NEVER, ghosted another player, please raise your hand. Anyone who has never had a friend "Come sit and play for me while I _________ for a second." (add your excuse here..... go to the bathroom, grab a snack, get the mail, etc.) please raise your hand. Any who has not sat next to your roommate or friend to play a SnG or tourney together please raise your hand. Ever go late into a tournament and have to go to work with 2 tables left and have someone finish it for you? If yes, raise your hand.
Why does everyone have their hand up? You are all just a half step below these 2 people. How dare you all to just rip these guys apart when most of us are no better? Would it have made a difference if he finished 20th instead of 1st? He did not buy the chip leaders account or go trolling for it, he bought the account from a FREIND who had a below average stack.
The first mistake was buying the account outright. Why not just finish it and split the profits. Guess people are not smart on spur of the moment things like this. Their 2nd mistake was lying about it afterwards and letting it get way out of hand (just like every politician caught in a scandel) so people can get so pissed about it. They both are getting punished for it.
There are obvious drawbacks that cannot be monitored or controlled when you are using a computer to play poker. This is just one of those. Is this much different than using computer programs to track everything going on at the table? Everyone is using them. They are taking all the skill
of table knowledge away from players and not making them remember a darn thing! Is it a fair field for those who don't have it or want to spend the money on it? Do they need to just so they can catch up? You want to play fair... turn off the heads up display and just use it to track your stats. Turn off your outs calculators, rip off the odds
charts sitting next to your computer, then come and talk about cheating or creating an unfair advantage. Until you can create a isolation chamber to log into before you sit down, internet poker will never be a fair and legitimate or true field to play against.
You cannot compare online to live poker and I don't think it is fair to even try. They are the same card game that follow the same rules for winning hands. The difference being online and live poker have completely differnet table rules on how to play since you cannot enforce alot of live rules used.