For long time players: What has changed in the last 10 years?

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I joined this forum in 2009, so I think my most active times in online poker were around 2009 - 2018? I have a large gap in time of absence from poker just doing other stuff in live. What do you think has changed the most in poker?

What I notice is some cardrooms online have fewer people nowadays. Did alot of American players just disappear? It feels more international nowadays.
 
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Hi Magex,

I've recently started to play poker again, mainly on pokerstars.
I'm missig the slower s&g heads up games... and also the slower sit and go games on lower stake. There are just turbo or hyper turbo games.. From my side these are unenjoyable.
There were double stack games too, and now... absolutely nothing....

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I feel like people became more aware of ICM and how to approach final tables more, so compared to 10 years ago I see a lot of tight regulars folding everything and laddering in the 45 man SNG's. I feel like final tables at the lowest stakes were way quicker because nobody had an idea how to play them properly at the lower stakes, and people would just knock eachother out fast.

Makes FT's last a lot longer, which makes them more stressful. Think that is my main observation :))
 
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Poker platforms slowly starting to become social media platforms. All this throwables and displable badges BS etc. Soon we will be giving likes or dislikes to each other, and the best player would be the one with the most folowers.
 
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I started to play in 2006 and definitely online poker it's not the same nowadays. I took a break from poker of a couple years between 2013-2018. The online poker changed a lot since the black friday in 2011. Without the american players, many poker rooms had closed (Full Tilt of course, but many others known rooms like Absolute, Ultimate, Everest, Carbon...). The number of players also has decreased. poker stars dominated the online scenario for many years until GGpoker was launched. It's harder to beat online games nowadays (too many regulars). The promotions are also worse (not too many rooms like before).
 
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If you mean what has changed between 2018 and and now 2023, i would say not much, poker rooms continues to turning casinos and player at the poker tables are better, better for knowing how other should play, even that i think that they are not paying those peoples seats. :p

No, they are better, but that changed more right after 2010 i think..like many other things too.
 
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Full Tilt has died! lol

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I wouldn't know how to tell you because I haven't been playing for long, and I always learned the same way. But my husband has been playing for a long time and if he says that I have evolved
 
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I would say that your "average players" got better compared to 2010s and alongside lack of USA players it just got harder to make a living by playing poker alone, especially playing cash games. That is mainly talking about online poker however, live has stayed pretty much the same, but that really depends on where you live.
 
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In the past, many players preferred to call from starting position rather than raise. Now it's rare.
 
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If you mean what has changed between 2018 and and now 2023, i would say not much
Well one thing which has definitely changed (towards even worse) is the lack of cardchat games in different rooms ...
~ 5 years ago there were regular CC games in like 6-7+ sites but nowadays it's only like 4-5 rooms or so ...
 
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I joined this forum in 2009, so I think my most active times in online poker were around 2009 - 2018? I have a large gap in time of absence from poker just doing other stuff in live. What do you think has changed the most in poker?

What I notice is some cardrooms online have fewer people nowadays. Did alot of American players just disappear? It feels more international nowadays.

I started to think, and I remembered the golden age of sit and gos on pokerstars for $2.50 with 180 people and $3.50+R hahaha, Gold times. And in relation to plays, I think that at that time you didn't hear much about 4-bet light, and going back to the past, as you said around 2010, overbet was something that almost didn't exist... concepts change a lot over time , and with the arrival of solvers moves that looked good years ago now become predictable or obsolete
 
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I joined this forum in 2009, so I think my most active times in online poker were around 2009 - 2018? I have a large gap in time of absence from poker just doing other stuff in live. What do you think has changed the most in poker?

What I notice is some cardrooms online have fewer people nowadays. Did alot of American players just disappear? It feels more international nowadays.
I think a lot of Americans don't play online because of the legal issues. I know, it's called Americas Cardroom, but it's mostly populated by Russians and Brazilians because they don't have the restrictions that US players do.
Land of the free... free to do as we tell you.
 
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With the online gambling restrictions imposed by several countries, many players stopped playing, that is the reason why now the poker rooms are emptier, also it is a fact that many Europeans left the online sites and now there are many more Hispanic and South American people, such as brazil, which must be the country with the most online poker players today.
now, for example, you go to pokerstars and the whole table is from brazil v:
 
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I remember in the olden days you could play as many sngs as you wanted and now they hardly seem to run.
 
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