Giving up on some poker sites.

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Ever since I started playing, five years ago, I tried every way I could to raise a BR to play.
In some periods I did well in some, but now I recognize that in certain sites, I don't do well, I don't know if it's just my lack of talent or if it's the more difficult field.
I would like to know if others here have this same feeling?
 
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Ever since I started playing, five years ago, I tried every way I could to raise a BR to play.
In some periods I did well in some, but now I recognize that in certain sites, I don't do well, I don't know if it's just my lack of talent or if it's the more difficult field.
I would like to know if others here have this same feeling?
I actually do share the same feeling you have. For whatever reason I do better at some sites than others. It seems I'm cursed at some poker rooms. :( I guess it has to do with the software.

Anyway, I guess you should probably play more in the rooms you do better. :cool:
 
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I checked your different profiles on sharkscope, and you have small samples and a low average buyin of <$1 on all sites. The issue here is not the sites, but that you need to work on improving your skills, if you want to see more consistent results. That being said its not a bad idea to pick one site and only play there, until you have build a bankroll. Playing here and there and everywhere means, you constantly have to adjust to different software and different games, which is an unnessesary distraction, when you are playing ultra low stakes of less than $1 on average. And its also easier to keep track of your bankroll, when its all sitting on a single site. Finally dont forget to take the CC 30-day course or maybe retake it, if you tried already. Best of luck :)

 
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I actually do share the same feeling you have. For whatever reason I do better at some sites than others. It seems I'm cursed at some poker rooms. :( I guess it has to do with the software.

Anyway, I guess you should probably play more in the rooms you do better.
I agree with you, that's what I'm trying to do right now.
Not giving up is very important in life, but there are times when we have to accept and understand, and invest our efforts where we are most successful.
 
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I checked your different profiles on Sharkscope, and you have small samples and a low average buyin of <$1 on all sites. The issue here is not the sites, but that you need to work on improving your skills, if you want to see more consistent results. That being said its not a bad idea to pick one site and only play there, until you have build a bankroll. Playing here and there and everywhere means, you constantly have to adjust to different software and different games, which is an unnessesary distraction, when you are playing ultra low stakes of less than $1 on average. And its also easier to keep track of your bankroll, when its all sitting on a single site. Finally dont forget to take the CC 30-day course or maybe retake it, if you tried already. Best of luck :)

fundiver, thanks for the guidance.
I will listen to your advice and take it.
 
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I think everything works in a complex here. I managed to increase my bankroll and now I play disciplinedly, I don't climb above my limits
 
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Poker is a game where you have a choice: either constantly develop, or quit this activity.Absolutely any poker player who plays long enough can become a victim of variance. And, of course, everyone would like to have only profit, but as practice shows, this is simply impossible.
 
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Ever since I started playing, five years ago, I tried every way I could to raise a BR to play.
In some periods I did well in some, but now I recognize that in certain sites, I don't do well, I don't know if it's just my lack of talent or if it's the more difficult field.
I would like to know if others here have this same feeling?
I play poker primarily for fun, so I generally only get positive emotions from the game. Of course, sometimes there are situations that upset me, but in general, my results are quite good, my bankroll is growing, and most importantly, poker brings me joy :)
 
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I always assume I am no better than the other players so there has to be goodies like freerolls for me to play. I have basically given up on ACR and I am close to doing the same on pokerstars. I do not intend to study the game nor do I want to lose money.
 
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I think everything works in a complex here. I managed to increase my bankroll and now I play disciplinedly, I don't climb above my limits
You're right, it's all quite complex, but as already mentioned, there are certain nuances, differences from one software to another, this will always generate some changes in the game.
 
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Poker is a game where you have a choice: either constantly develop, or quit this activity.Absolutely any poker player who plays long enough can become a victim of variance. And, of course, everyone would like to have only profit, but as practice shows, this is simply impossible.
I completely understand the variance, I just wanted to raise the discussion that if others feel that their game sometimes fits better on a certain site and sometimes not on others.
That would be the discussion.
 
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I play poker primarily for fun, so I generally only get positive emotions from the game. Of course, sometimes there are situations that upset me, but in general, my results are quite good, my bankroll is growing, and most importantly, poker brings me joy :)
I'm happy for you, I would like to have your vision and your lightness, congratulations
 
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I always assume I am no better than the other players so there has to be goodies like freerolls for me to play. I have basically given up on ACR and I am close to doing the same on pokerstars. I do not intend to study the game nor do I want to lose money.
I hope you're not getting discouraged, but my thoughts match yours. When I started playing the ACR in 2019, I had a lot of good results, but now, I believe that due to my own limitations, I have a lot of difficulty and the very long late registration has started to bother me a lot.
Right now, I feel my game is flowing better on 888 and P.P., and that's where I intend to stay during this period.
 
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Pretty sure i am not the only (stupid) one who has "given up" on sites who dont have cardchat freerolls etc anymore ...
 
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Hello. The only site where I have deposited with hope, because I am familiar with it, is PokerStars, but because of the ecstasy in many successful situations I always end up depositing something more (like for fun). On other sites I only play what's free, which doesn't stop me from going all in at the 2-5-10c table, with $15-20🤣. I think the truth is to enjoy and stop a little, especially when we have xn profit, and try again from below to be aware of the need for ascent....
I wonder when we want to play the true value, do we know it? but maybe I try harder?🤔
 
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Each player can choose their best place to play poker, not all of them are the same, and as you say it is like that, there are some places that we are much better at than others and that is true, the most important thing is to always give our best In every place we play, the results will always come.
 
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I completely understand the variance, I just wanted to raise the discussion that if others feel that their game sometimes fits better on a certain site and sometimes not on others.
That would be the discussion.

I rarely play in CC games but occasionally do play the partypoker game. I noticed you on the table the other day and the first thing I 'noted' on you was that you were playing well (I take A LOT of notes on players in all games I play in).

Honestly I disagree with some of the other posts in this thread. I think it's more than fine to be playing on multiple sites & in fact I'd recommend it (why limit ourselves to the games on just one site?? Makes no sense to me).
I think it's important to be playing 'similar' games though... especially if you are fairly new to the game (first year or two playing poker). You want to focus on one game type to get accustomed to the structure and how to play it & of course watching how others (the better players) are playing it too.

Some sites are much softer than others. Currently the softest site I am playing on is WPTGlobal. Unfortunately it also has the worst software (lol) but if you can get it set up and get accustomed to it, it'll be well worth it. I actually don't even play on the site that often (a bit of cash games late at night) made a small deposit ($40) to qualify for a CC promotion on there and now have ~$900

I personally play mostly Cash games but a small amount of tournaments as well. (sites that have soft cash games also have softer tournaments).
The cash games play significantly different on differing sites.
in order of easiest to hardest:
WPTGlobal
SportsBetting/Betonline
888Poker
Partypoker
ACR/WPN network
GGPoker
Pokerstars

Another thing to consider is which days of the week are softer and what time of day is softer.
Generally speaking, I find Fridays to be the absolute best, followed by Saturday and then Sunday. (weekdays have fewer players and larger ratio of regulars vs recreationals).

gl on your poker journey!
 
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Indeed, after playing in different rooms, you can see how the playing field and the RNG differ, as an example of 888 and ACR. Therefore, I try to play in one room so it is more understandable for me personally.
 
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Ever since I started playing, five years ago, I tried every way I could to raise a BR to play.
In some periods I did well in some, but now I recognize that in certain sites, I don't do well, I don't know if it's just my lack of talent or if it's the more difficult field.
I would like to know if others here have this same feeling?
I have the same feeling friend, I've already given up on 3 sites. I also don't know if it's my lack of talent, but EVERY time I played there, I just got angry
 
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I only play at PokerStars so I can't make comparisons. I stopped playing tournaments in which late registration takes a very long time, I improved the game and this brought positive effects.
 
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Even after you increase your skill level , you have the luck factor. Best to keep your deposits small and play for fun.:)
 
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I don't have a preference for any site, I play on all that I have registered, the important thing is to know how to have fun
 
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Honestly I disagree with some of the other posts in this thread. I think it's more than fine to be playing on multiple sites & in fact I'd recommend it (why limit ourselves to the games on just one site?? Makes no sense to me).
Its fine playing on multible sites, when you have already established yourself as a winning player. But if you are playing the very lowest stakes like 2NL cash or <$1 average tournaments with a $100 bankroll and trying to make it grow, what is then really the purpose of multible sites? Are you going to table select across sites at 2NL? Like really?

And also what are you going to do, when you lose all your money on one site? Withdraw $20 from another site and deposit, so you can play there again? If not you quickly end up playing, where you coincidentally have money. And then why not instead make a deliberate choise and play on the site, you like the most? Another thing, that might happen, is, that you end up being very focused on bonuses, challenges and freerolls. And while these can help you make a bit of extra money, they do not help you improve your game.
I think it's important to be playing 'similar' games though... especially if you are fairly new to the game (first year or two playing poker). You want to focus on one game type to get accustomed to the structure and how to play it & of course watching how others (the better players) are playing it too.
Its important to focus on either cash games or tournaments, since they are very different games. In the very beginning you might need to try both to see, which you prefer, but then you should make a choice. Of course you can always change your mind later, but you should not move back and forth every session or every week. And going back to my previous point about challenges its not great to spend time on cash games, just because there is a promotion going on, if you have decided to focus on tournaments.

As for further specialisation it might be ideal to only play 6-max or 9-max cash games, if you are a cash player, or only play 1 SnG format, if you are a SnG player. But you need to try different formats to find the one, you like the most. And in todays climate it can be difficult to get enough action, unless you play on the largest sites. Even on PokerStars SnGs dont run that frequently any more, and after the latest rake increases you definitely want to look at, how much each game type is raked.
Some sites are much softer than others. Currently the softest site I am playing on is WPTGlobal. Unfortunately it also has the worst software (lol) but if you can get it set up and get accustomed to it, it'll be well worth it. I actually don't even play on the site that often (a bit of cash games late at night) made a small deposit ($40) to qualify for a CC promotion on there and now have ~$900

I personally play mostly Cash games but a small amount of tournaments as well. (sites that have soft cash games also have softer tournaments).
The cash games play significantly different on differing sites.
in order of easiest to hardest:
WPTGlobal
SportsBetting/Betonline
888Poker
Partypoker
ACR/WPN network
GGPoker
Pokerstars
If you are going to pick just one site to build your first bankroll, it can definitely make sense to pick one from the top of this list rather than GG Poker or PokerStars, where everyone else play and therefore also most of the good players. There are other considerations also though. 888Poker has a very high rake for 2NL-5NL cash for instance.
Another thing to consider is which days of the week are softer and what time of day is softer.
Generally speaking, I find Fridays to be the absolute best, followed by Saturday and then Sunday. (weekdays have fewer players and larger ratio of regulars vs recreationals).
This is true. But if you are trying to become a winning poker player, you probably still need to put in a few hours of practice most days, even though games might not be super soft on weekdays. Time of day is also important with the asian time zone evening hours being the worst at least on PokerStars.
 
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I play poker for fun and never thought of getting rich with poker . I played in many poker rooms, but now due to sanctions I only play 3. I know for sure that you can’t get stuck playing at one poker room.I read a lot who want to earn money from poker, so one month they are in the black by about $500 Another month - $300 .Well, on average, a good player earns about $5,000 from poker per year . I read this from other sources . Well, in general, we need to improve and learn from mistakes . Analyze your game and learn from mistakes .Good luck

Personally, sometimes I don’t have the patience to play 5-6 hours in a tournament
 
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Its fine playing on multible sites, when you have already established yourself as a winning player. But if you are playing the very lowest stakes like 2NL cash or <$1 average tournaments with a $100 bankroll and trying to make it grow, what is then really the purpose of multible sites? Are you going to table select across sites at 2NL? Like really?

And also what are you going to do, when you lose all your money on one site? Withdraw $20 from another site and deposit, so you can play there again? If not you quickly end up playing, where you coincidentally have money. And then why not instead make a deliberate choise and play on the site, you like the most?

And how do they know which site they like the most if they're not playing on them?

You're attempting to give advice while having little experience with playing on multiple sites yourself & the reasons a player might want to be doing this. You know really? Like you know.. really??
Like what.. you play on 2 sites? I've played on over 40

For starters
different sites are busy at different times of the day
ie. WPTGLobal has 4x as much traffic at 11pm (my time zone) vs. daytime hours (10am to 4pm)
SportsBetting is busiest (& softest) at 5pm > 9pm
Partypoker is busiest (& softest) from 1:00pm til 4pm (and after that, it's pretty quiet but gets a bit of an increase from brazil, S.A. players)

OR maybe they wants to play 5 or 6 MTT at the same time. I don't think there's any sites these days where they could play 6x $2 mtt in the same hour.
Pretty much every single site online these days has their tables size identically with other sites AND of course all tournament breaks are at the same time.

Maybe there's some sort of bonus/promo
 
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