This is a discussion on It happens..but ever at a critical moment?? within the online poker forums, in the Online Poker section; Being an online poker player, connection issues with the internet will happen from time to time. But have you ever had it happen during an
Being an online poker player, connection issues with the internet will happen from time to time. But have you ever had it happen during an extremely big hand? A hand with big money or big position in a tournament on the line? By the time you get back online the hand is over and your set of 9's(example) you hit on the flop wasted. I know it's frustrating when you're in a hand and now a player is reconnecting..which takes forever. It sucks but I've been that guy before trying to reconnect quickly. Usually I have my phone ready to log in on the app(BetOnline) in the event this happens. I just chalk it up to part of the online game.
Any others have this happen in a big hand before?
Yes ... it happened once. It was very important tournament for me and I was waiting weeks to play it. I started to play and everything was perfect, after 2 hours of playing my husband told me we must go to village to help parents, I thought ok I will play on my phone and it won't be a problem for me. When we arrived to village and I saw there is no connection I started to run everywhere like crazy searching fot connection I even climbed on tree and finally found it, that was very long and uncomfortable evening on the tree
Yes, it has happened more than a few times for sure. One time was really bad in particular. I had made it to the final table of a tournament, outside there was a fairly bad rain storm it caused our internet connection to be down. We phoned the company and the recording said internet would not be back on for at least a couple hours. Well....that was nasty making it all the way to final table and then no internet......grrrrr......I was so frustrated as it had finished playing out before we got our internet back.
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. - Heraclitus
Yes, of course, friend, it happens very often to lose connection and in one of these situations, he sometimes finds you in a great hand, this is very painful to experience but it is almost a generality and any player from any country in the world can happen to him, for which he marks a certain Equality, it has also happened to me to win when someone on the other side has no connection, that is what I mean by equality, the playing field is the same for both.
A lost a few hundred dollars in a hand on a 500NL table while dumbass was running it up. Internet went down right after someone went all in on me on the turn. I flopped a nut flush after some heavy preflop action left me heads-up. I checked the flop and called a pot-sized bet. On the turn I bet 1/4 pot and tried to insta-call the all-in but there was no response from the client. I realized I had DC when my timer started flashing on the client. I had to restart my router and by the time I loaded back in I already "folded." Kind of a punch in the gut, but that's the risk you take playing any game that requires an internet connection.
I lost a lot of money playing hyper-turbo sit&go cause my phone crashed and the only way is to reset it and after crash my dogshit phone takes so much time (more than usually) to turn on so when I'm back it's already over for me cause opponents quickly steal my chips
It happens sometimes to everybody, even when the speed connection is good. Most of the time it's our internet problem, not the room's. It's a big pain in the ... But if happens too much, in a row, the opponents will take advantage of it and you know how.
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In the middle of a tournament, I happened to be in the top three with my chips and the internet connection was gone. It was two o'clock by the time he got back but by then I was out. It was a bad feeling.
I had this, but fortunately this happens very rarely. I play all the time from my phone and I have 2 SIM cards in my smartphone, and of course I have a power bank of 20000 mAh. In which case, I can quickly switch the Internet from the second operator if the main operator starts having problems.