Originally Posted by Steve_StudAA
In the board being dealt in an all in situation.
You have decided to gamble, with someone who has played 60% of his hands, you are dealt a medium pocket pair. Typically buddy with the monster chip stack who has caught pretty much on everything for the last 20 hands leads out for a raise. You are sitting on 99. If you decide to play all the chips are going in anyway, so why not just do it PF.
Buddy turns up an unexpected ish AJ os. Flop is dry. So you calculate in your head you are now a 7.5-1 favorite. But then after what seems to be an eternity, the turn is a J.
If it did not happen several times a day, I would think something was strange.
I like it much better when the cards are delay consistent and just smooth, that little delay is mostly a killer for me. Anyone else notice that?
Online poker has and always will be shady. From questionable software, to colluding, to hacks, to running ponzi accounting.
I have never taken online poker seriously since Black Friday. I lost money (but thankfully had most of it cashed out) and will most likely never trust a poker site
with my money ever again unless it is U.S. regulated.
If you chose to play, those things should be in the back of your mind and should be accepted as the nature of the beast.
I do play online, but as enjoyment/a hobby, rather than to "make money", that is simply a byproduct. Rather than deposit, I just build a bankroll from free rolls and micro stakes which is rather easy (but I sure hate free rolls).
I take just as many bad beats live as I do online, but if you think they are the same, you are certainly mistaken. Because of the problems I listed above, I wouldn't have a problem with flopping down 500.00-1000.00 in a casino to play but would never consider it online in the current state of things. I know I'm leaving the casino with my winnings. Online, when I decide to cash out, we will see.
Rather than focusing on the problems, use online poker as a tool to become a better player. Keep your exposure low (the site could be gone tomorrow) and have a good time.