The question is, why are so many sitting out in tournaments (at least on 888). I have a theory:
1. there must be a homepage or something that says you can even win some pennies or more, evn without playing a single hand.
2. there are small villages, where one has a celphone/internetconnection and it is shared between all of them
At the end of the day...there'll be another one tomorrow!
I don't think they would have a small income because if they didn't meet them it wouldn't be like here in Hungary with a small population putin has been running the country for more than 15 years if he doesn't have a small income and I don't think they would vote less than here in Hungary gonodlom
Uh-huh, you forgot the bears. bears, that's the reason for everything. Personally, Putin taught them card games and let them go on small villages, where no one has a mobile. U ask me bout profit ? Vodka, guys, vodka !
I think it is a country much larger than most countries that participate in the poker rooms, more exclusively in poker stasr is always full of Russians different from the American, which in turn has fewer people, that is less Russians.
Probably due to sites focussing their efforts there since Black Friday seeing a large market possibility. Before Black Friday Pokerstars was majority USA players and I don't remember seeing many Russian players at that time.
Let's remember that Russia is one of the largest countries in the world ... therefore without doing many mathematical calculations and without being an expert ... I can assume that there must be approximately a ratio of 3 to 10 ... that is, for each three of us Latinos there will be approximately 10 Russians ...
Ordinary Russian-speaking players - in general, these are people who are nice to see at the table, because these are people who do not play very well, these are people who like to play a lot of hands - loose, against. who is pleased to be in the bank.
Unfortunately, there is a small percentage of people from our Soviet past who associate poker with casinos and behave like casinos. Not everyone is polite, some raise their voices. But in Europe it was quickly stopped, and now in Sochi. A warning if the person insulted someone or yelled at the dealer. By the way, our players consider Brazilians to be the most frostbitten and want to play with them. Our brothers in poker when it comes to amateurs.
After the ban on online poker in most US states, the largest number on the Internet is represented by the CIS countries, somewhere around 35%. Of these, 90% are Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
Russians and Ukrainians are now the main driving force behind online poker. And Belarusians in the [poker] world don't like it, because if Belarusians, then 99% are regulars. Unfortunately, the economy in Belarus is such that if a person comes to poker, he makes money, and does not have fun.
Also, Russia is big a cold as balls for most of the year, just like Canada. It's why both countries have higher per capita levels of people playing board games and card games then most other industrial nations. We can do it inside where it's warm.
There is an answer to this question, it is multifaceted, it consists of many factors.
Firstly, it is certainly a huge country with a large population, unlike many European countries. In many Asian countries, poker is either banned or has their own poker sites. Many European countries have their own poker sites, including PokerStars. Therefore, not all countries are represented on PokerStars. And also many big countries like USA, China etc. do not play on PokerStars.
Secondly, during the Soviet era, gambling was strictly prohibited in Russia (USSR). But there have always been a large number of other players (not just poker) who gambled secretly. And in the evenings, especially on long winter evenings (do not forget that winter in Russia, especially in Siberia, is long), many played card games (not gambling), mainly children and young people. Since there were not many other board games, there were no board games like Monopoly, etc., there were no computers and the Internet.
Thirdly, in Russia and other countries of the former USSR there has always been and is a highly developed logical thinking and exact sciences.
Fourth, the income of the majority of the population is small, and any winnings in poker allow you to live on this money.
Russian Russians are everywhere and everywhere, and if there is an opportunity to earn, then Russians will be everywhere where there is such an opportunity, there are a lot of Russians and they do not waste time in vain.
The most important factor in the number of players is the population in the country. But it’s strange that there are practically no Chinese in poker. Another factor with low income is always looking for additional income.
I think now many nationalities play poker, technology is moving, the Internet has reached different parts of the world, I was surprised when I saw on TV how nomads live in Mongolia, they continue to lead a nomadic lifestyle, but they do not harness reindeer to move from place to place, but they carry their yurts in jeeps, they have satellite antennas, the Internet, and why don't they learn to play poker, and as for the Russians, they have passion and a tendency to take risks in their blood, I myself am Russian and enjoy the splash in the game adrenaline
Hello, I am Russian myself, and I am also surprised that so many people from Russia play poker! I think this is due to the fact that we have only 2 casinos in Russia and therefore people have nowhere to play, we do not have poker legalized and you can only play in these two casinos! We also do not have a very large income for the population in Russia and everyone wants to earn a little extra money in poker! But this is personally my opinion! We also have a lot of people who love card games and so a lot of people who play poker! I do not see this as a problem, what difference does a person play poker, the main thing is that a person would remain a person and respect other people playing at the table, do not insult them and behave decently! All good luck at the tables and victories!