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Alaskana

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Has anyone ever played this site? I saw a link to it on the bluff Magazine site and thought I'd try it out. It was very interesting. It isn't like any other site I've played. This one has pot limit only ring games and no limit freerolls where you are compared to other players at other tables playing the same hands as you. I played one $10 freeroll tournament and thought I was playing pretty smart. I was in the top ten for most of the tournament but finished 17 out of 58.

There are six rounds in the tournament with five hands per round. Everyone starts out with the same amount of play chips at the beginning of each hand, so even if you go all in the first hand you're still not out of the tournament. Your tournament ranking is determined how your play compares with the other players at the other tables playing the same hand. If, at the end of the hand, you have more chips than the ones you are compared to, you get what they call victory chips. When you run out of victory chips you get eliminated.

I thought it made me play better than other freerolls because I wasn't just playing against the people at my table but had to play smarter than others playing the same hand. The tournament I was in only paid the top seven and I don't know the deposit/withdrawal policy.

I'd like to know if anyone else has ever played there and what their thoughts are on the site.
 
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I have, and only put up with it every few months. The concept is good, the execution not.

If you know duplicate bridge, I think it is supposed to be like that. However, I still haven't figured out who I am supposed to be competing against, nor how to watch that person. In my mind that makes it about like a coin flipping contest between machines.

Also note that some of the opps are bots.

I have not played the freerolls, the above description is of the ring (loosely named) games. I think I have never played with more than 3 pple at a table. Alway one was a bot.
 
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Alaskana

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Thanks for the reply. I've only played the one tournament but will probably play more. I understand what you mean about not being able to see what the other players are doing. I don't think there is a way to observe any other table. It's not a true comparison because they are playing against other players who might bet differently than players at my table. For instance, I would fold to an all in bet preflop when my duplicate at another table might have a chance to see a cheap flop and make a hand. I don't know if there is any way to truly compare but it was fun.
 
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hustlenflow

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I have played there a couple times, i think it is a good concept but i have stopped playing there because of the bots. Im not quite sure why they throw those in there but it is nearly impossible to play against them because they never fold making it so easy for them to suck out all the time.
Besides that i havent had any real luck there anyways but i did think i was kind of fun, to bad about those bots though.
 
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While internet surfing I found a league site like this but decided againist playing there. I think I was search for "tournament leagues". I can't tell you more.
 
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