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I’ve been playing poker for over 50 years and have seen it change so much. To me it’s not what you go all in with it’s what you call with. I’ve seen aces cracked by 5 3 off suit. You know what I mean because it’s happened to you. I can’t play live anymore because I have multiple sclerosis. All though my live play is done I’ve changed to online play. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen good players and when I do it gets crushed by bad play. I play tight till I see what the table plays and adjust my play. Online they think it’s funny when they give a bad beat. One thing live players would never pull that for one thing you never know how bad their day is going and their attitude could be deadly.
So do you best may the cards be with you.
 
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I’m back after a long time away. I consider myself a bit of a pro, I’m 69 years old and have been playing since I was 18 years old in the Marines. It’s funny how much poker has changed though out the years. When you watch a player for a long time you see repeated moves. You have to watch what they start with and see how many times they play a bad hand. To me it’s not what you go all in with it’s what you call with. My problem is that I have multiple sclerosis and has taken me away from the live games. So online play is so much different all bad mouth calling names and saying crap. If you play live and do it you have to think what is that player going to do. Be kind make good moves and play well.
 
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I have been playing poker for 3 years, I have seen a great change from the poker rooms to the players, a great adventure that awaits us in the next few years.
 
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I was one of the early members of CC and was very active till a while after the feds shutdown online gaming in the late 2,000's. I fed my family with poker back then. When the feds shutdown every poker site I had a lot of money at 5 different game sights like Full Tilt and such that was gone in a blink.

Back then players were very tactical never calling PF with junk hands like they do today. Overall it's a bad thing for the game overall but a good thing for those who know what they are doing and have patience. Recently I've been in games where there's always that person raising every hand or shoving all in PF, all you can do is wait, pick a spot and hope to stack their junk hands. I suspect these people learned to play from "free chip poker Apps" where they aren't risking any of their own money.

All we can do is adapt and smile when we stack them...
 
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Ten years ago, many players broke 16 tables at low limits and lived on generous rakeback. Some rooms offered rakeback up to 60%, for example, the pokerstars loyalty program had the coveted SuperNova Elite level, to achieve which you had to earn $200 thousand in rake per year and which allowed the poker player to receive more than $120 thousand in bonuses. In those days, rooms actively advertised players who won a lot, thereby trying to say: “Play with us, there are a lot of fish here.”The biggest shift that has happened in poker over the last ten years is that these days poker is more like a video game, whereas before 2010 it was very much part of the casino game family. Poker used to be a sideline gambling game that gambling operators lured bettors or casino visitors into, but now poker is more the domain of gamers and e-sports.Now rooms are afraid that beginners will quickly lose their bankroll to professionals, so loyalty programs are aimed at recreational players.
 
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poker will not stand still and is constantly developing and new terms in poker are appearing and poker is studied differently. Every poker school that did not exist before now they teach differently in each country in different ways and all players now play differently and it is more difficult to play against all players, and there are fewer and fewer good players, but they are
 
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Yep, I also don't like all the money being raked out of live poker for jackpots + other promotions. Not sure they even give most of it back.... and i don't seem to get my share in any case .
 
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I’ve been playing poker for over 50 years and have seen it change so much. To me it’s not what you go all in with it’s what you call with. I’ve seen aces cracked by 5 3 off suit. You know what I mean because it’s happened to you. I can’t play live anymore because I have multiple sclerosis. All though my live play is done I’ve changed to online play. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen good players and when I do it gets crushed by bad play. I play tight till I see what the table plays and adjust my play. Online they think it’s funny when they give a bad beat. One thing live players would never pull that for one thing you never know how bad their day is going and their attitude could be deadly.
So do you best may the cards be with you.
It's fascinating how the game has evolved, both in terms of strategy and the dynamics between players. I can imagine the frustration of seeing solid plays undone by unexpected hands, like aces being cracked by 5 3 off suit.

Transitioning from live play to online play due to multiple sclerosis must have presented its own set of challenges. It's unfortunate that online platforms sometimes lack the same level of respect and etiquette found in live games. Bad beats are never fun, and they can be particularly frustrating when players don't appreciate the impact it might have on others.

Your approach of playing tight until you get a sense of the table and then adjusting your strategy accordingly is a wise one. Adaptability is key in poker, regardless of the format.
 
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It sounds like you've had quite the journey with poker over the years. Online play may be different, but the thrill of the game remains. Here's to hoping for good hands and better luck at the tables!
 
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I’m back after a long time away. I consider myself a bit of a pro, I’m 69 years old and have been playing since I was 18 years old in the Marines. It’s funny how much poker has changed though out the years. When you watch a player for a long time you see repeated moves. You have to watch what they start with and see how many times they play a bad hand. To me it’s not what you go all in with it’s what you call with. My problem is that I have multiple sclerosis and has taken me away from the live games. So online play is so much different all bad mouth calling names and saying crap. If you play live and do it you have to think what is that player going to do. Be kind make good moves and play well.

Welcome back!

Sorry to hear of the health problems. They say getting old is great but my experience has been 'getting old sucks!' (in many regards).

I recall playing on tables with you in the past. Weren't you also a member of the railbirds forum many years ago?
 
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I was one of the early members of CC and was very active till a while after the feds shutdown online gaming in the late 2,000's. I fed my family with poker back then. When the feds shutdown every poker site I had a lot of money at 5 different game sights like Full Tilt and such that was gone in a blink.

Hello Adventurebound2, good to see you here.

Yes... sadly online poker has never really been close to the same ever since Black Friday :( And after all these years, I still don't think there's any software that is as good as Fulltilt's was. (GGPoker is pretty close)

One way to re-vamp poker and to start another huge poker boom would be to have USA players back on the sites with the ROW players. There's a couple sites that have a lot of Asian players on the tables, hopefully it lasts for awhile longer.
 
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I’ve been playing poker for over 50 years and have seen it change so much. To me it’s not what you go all in with it’s what you call with. I’ve seen aces cracked by 5 3 off suit. You know what I mean because it’s happened to you. I can’t play live anymore because I have multiple sclerosis. All though my live play is done I’ve changed to online play. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen good players and when I do it gets crushed by bad play. I play tight till I see what the table plays and adjust my play. Online they think it’s funny when they give a bad beat. One thing live players would never pull that for one thing you never know how bad their day is going and their attitude could be deadly.
So do you best may the cards be with you.
I definitely share your point of view, I agree with you. I'm also a pretty patient and disciplined player, even though I've been playing poker for about 5-6 years. I also sometimes get frustrated with a game where most of my opponents play all hands in a row with literally any kind of garbage. Such a game, in my opinion, is no longer poker, it is just a game of bingo. That is why our CardsChat freerolls have become a good alternative for me to play real poker for a few hours. In our freerolls, at least 80% of players play poker and not lottery or roulette.
 
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