Online Poker...Someone explain
Please, can someone give me some tips. I'm getting increasingly frustrated with Pokerstars
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I've barely won a cracker on Stars for nearly 6 months. I've won a few small amounts, but nothing major. This has gone further downhill since I cashed out for $1200 nearly 7 months ago. However, I've recently signed up for PKR.com and on my 1st tourney, I won $40 followed by a $700 win on my second. Upto now, I've won just short of $1900 on PKR.com (in around 10 tournaments including winning 2 satellites too.
Pokerstars however, continues to frustrate.
Especially the BIG tournaments. I've just been playing in the Sunday $200,000 over at Pokerstars.
Basically, 25000 players start (making it one of the biggest tournaments on line)
Within 45 minutes, that 25000 is down to around 15000. Now, I know a lot of idiots play, but some of the hands are setups.
I've just seen 6 guys, YES 6 go out within 5 minutes.
One guy had QQ against someone with KK.
Another had JJ vs QQ
Another had 98s vs QQ on a flop of 8-9-Q
Another had AK vs KK on a flop of A-K-9
Another had 33 vs A5 on a flop of 2-3-4
And the last, ME had QQ vs KK on a flop of 2-7-8 (ie NO way am I folding there).
It's ridiculous. I nearly folded that QQ because I just knew the guy had AA or KK. But sensible poker play prevailed, and instead of going with my superstitious inclination, I opted to play and subsequently got knocked out.
Fair enough, these types of hands DO crop up in normal play - however, they crop up FAR FAR too often online. Like literally ALL THE TIME. I love Poker, and want to believe that this type of thing doesn't go on, but I'm convinced it does.
When I first started playing online (Pokerstars) (for I've been quite successful offline before that) I COULDNT STOP WINNING. I started playing with play money chips, and earned over 7 million within 3 months, seriously could not stop winning.
I then decided to start playing for real money
and for the first few months I was consistently winning. Then I dropped off a little, then I'd win a tournament, then not win anything for weeks, then win another (even though I was playing exactly the same poker and the same limits). I then withdrew a large chunk of money (around 1200 dollars) 6 months ago, and now it's gotten even worse. It's shocking (But yet I still win consistently OFFLINE).
Does anyone else think that Online poker could be rigged in some way, that encourages newbies to WIN by giving them MORE OPPORTUNITY to HIT or something like that? I mean, some of the hands I see a pure fairytale. I think I'll go back to playing play money to boost my morale. (which i also think is a marketing tool to make players feel that they can do very VERY well online...)
It's a joke. A sad joke.
I'm thinking about quitting stars, but I love the software and want to do well at Poker - but I believe, unless I get a large chunk of luck or that particular SITE takes pity on me, I'll never do well.