What’s the most frustrating thing about online poker?

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you with a pair of AAs and lose to two pair on the river
 
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A have a few things:
1) Slow players for no reason. I get it near the bubble or in pay jumps in MTT's. Also not talking the guys that are only slow once and awhile while making decisions on other tables.
2) The higher variance because you see that many more hands per/hour then you do when playing live.
3) The river lol.

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Taking a table full of pros where they can get a broader reading of their range.

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Well for me it's the big number of limpers with nearly any two cards in any position. They also don't fold on the smallest hit even on A high boards and pay to the river destroying mostly TP reasonable kicker with a crapy 72/83/94 o/s two pair. And it's a ton of those players (stats of Vpip 60+ / raise 0 to 5 ). I have mostly 2 to 3 of these guys at tournament tables. They destroy every resonable play. With those guys the so called A game is not possible. Nuts or monsters on the flop are to rare to beat those players in the long term imo. The normal bankroll is not big enought to play a billion hands to have them beat.
 
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It used to bother me that freerolls and many tournaments and S&Gs were not offered with very small amounts. Of course, I didn't know such sites as Cardschat back then and as a beginner I had to take a lot of losses.
I also don't like the payout rules on sites like pokerstars and gg Poker at all. Depositing works smoothly while withdrawing is often a gauntlet.
 
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I spent an entire tournament expecting a good pair and I didn't come!
 
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A flurry of bad beats when you get it in good. Or the icing jobs where you have just smashed a comp, jump into cash with a few buy ins and get coolers instantly on two of the three. KK one table, QQ another... runner runner favouring the donk
 
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“There has never been great intelligence without a trace of madness.” I loved it 100% 🤪

She's a beast right, this phrase has accompanied me since my childhood, just waiting for the time to tattoo
 
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Awww, i have another and will see if I can find any examples but reckon it will be hard as it’s my queue to fold but.... I had a few day period last week where I was counterfeited over and over again. It was ridiculous and happened with JJ, TT, 99 and worst.,.. quad 9’s where I held 77, guy jams when when the 4th 9 comes ffs. Flop was 399
 
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Losing focus during a game is frustrating for me. Concentration is crucial to success, so I take breaks and practice mindfulness to avoid fatigue and stay in the zone.
 
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The way people waste there chips can get on my nerves, I like to see good poker getting played. I understand players might speculate to accumulate, some will play poker like chess, sacrificing chips for the bigger gain down the line. Leading others into a false sense of security. But the madness that I witness at the tables on a regular basis, making crazy decisions that cost them there tourney life, or forces them to reload time and time again, beggars belief.
 
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The classic. Folding the winning hand(s) or being intimidated enough to fold to a chip leader and find they had rubbish and you would've won!!
 
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surely the most frustrating thing is to be in a final stretch and the internet goes down, there is nothing worse in online poker
 
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What I get tired of is people bitching about how the game is 'rigged' every time they lose to a river card. Another thing is bad players berating other players when they lose because of their own stupid play.
 
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I think the most frustrating thing is that we can't actually read the player we're playing against, on many occasions it's possible
reading some behaviors through the person's movement and this helps to understand if he may be bluffing or not.
As we play online and we are not looking directly to the player this is frustrating in my opinion.
 
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The most frustrating is a mtt final table that you are chip leader and end up 8th or 9th
 
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Losing an ain to a player with any card just in madness
 
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The only frustrating thing for me is when a hand ends and I think I played it wrong.
Before, badbeats frustrated me, not entering the ITM, being on the verge of a final table, etc.
Over the years I have gotten over it.
When you start to understand that an MTT can be either a big win or a complete flop, then you start to understand the game.
If you do not understand that chance is part of the game, then you will feel constant frustration, which does not add up to achieve the final objective, which is to increase your bankroll and play better every day as much as possible.
My regards, brother:giggle::giggle::giggle::giggle::giggle::giggle:
 
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Playing in a tournament for 9 hours just to get AA cracked by 97 offsuit or some similar junk.
 
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Consistency of getting it in good and losing anyhow. But such is the game we play.
 
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