PartyPoker - Going down hill?

tonymaclennan

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PartyPoker Rant

I decided to play some PartyPoker this evening for a change, playing sit and goes.

When I used to use them you could have a good game - so I am now questioning the quality of their customer base because their answer to everything is:

ALL IN ALL IN

I dont like to raise pre-flop with a hand I am not willing to push all-in with because its a waste of chips - somebody will just push back at me!!

Its like playing with a bunch of morons whose software is restricted to the following buttons:

- All-in
- Fold (maximum of 5 times/hour)

At PokerStars, a game can last a while, and it can go for a long time before somebody is eliminated - whilst here, a tournament is over within half and hour - and the first person eliminated within about 10 minutes.


Just to add to my rant, you get players allin A2 64o, and players calling a PR with low connectors!!

:mad:

I know I am profiting from it - but its not a game of skill - its a game of luck!!
 
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arkadiy

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Cash tournament? Or play money tournament? If cash, how are you playing on PP? :O

But I played a play money tournament and within the first 3 minutes 1/4 of the entries were out.
 
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Cash tournament? Or play money tournament? If cash, how are you playing on PP? :O

But I played a play money tournament and within the first 3 minutes 1/4 of the entries were out.


you do know party poker is still open?

maybe he dosent live in USA.
 
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if people want to play like that, who cares. and when they lose all their money or chips..they can feel like an ass. if they catch cards..then they were just lucky
 
tonymaclennan

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you do know party poker is still open?

maybe he dosent live in USA.

I live in the UK storm.


Cash tournament? Or play money tournament? If cash, how are you playing on PP? :O

But I played a play money tournament and within the first 3 minutes 1/4 of the entries were out.

Its a cash tournament, you kinda expect it in play money tournaments - in fact, I am usually the one pushing lol - but where you are playing for real money, people just dont seem to have concept of how to play the game - for example, a tournament I was in last night, the SB pushed allin when the flop came up, I called with a good hand, and it turns out he was on a closed straight draw - insane.


I should probably be happy in some way that they are like this, because I made money :).
I think sticking with PS for a proper game is a big must!
 
Swanny

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Stick to the games with the worse players... It's a no brainer!
 
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Stick to the games with the worse players... It's a no brainer!

You cant just say stick to the games with the worse players! Poker is a hobby, are hobby needs to be enjoyable - so playing awful players isn't really the answer.
 
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Unless you have a premium hand early on just sit back and let the maniacs take each other out.

If the games are over so quick then surely the blinds haven't had the chance to get too big so you can afford to let a few go by as long as they keep knocking each other out.
 
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Thats generally the game plan, play my hands against the crazies! They wipe each other out!

This is the very first hand in the tournament I played today:

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***** Hand History for Game 6100183330 *****
NL Texas Hold'em $3 USD Buy-in Trny: 34178242 Level: 1 Blinds(20/40) - Wednesday, June 27, 09:32:33 ET 2007
Table Speed #1331000 (Real Money)
Seat 8 is the button
Total number of players : 10
Seat 3: khaza ( 2,000 )
Seat 5: Professore83 ( 2,000 )
Seat 6: jasonblewitt ( 2,000 )
Seat 7: jurgens111 ( 2,000 )
Seat 10: Rabella ( 2,000 )
Seat 1: tonymaclen ( 2,000 )
Seat 4: MavDog99 ( 2,000 )
Seat 2: cincenatykid ( 2,000 )
Seat 8: babiole111 ( 2,000 )
Seat 9: MaxNv ( 2,000 )
Trny: 34178242 Level: 1
Blinds(20/40)
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to tonymaclen [ 4c Qh ]
tonymaclen calls [40]
cincenatykid folds
khaza folds
MavDog99 calls [40]
Professore83 folds
jasonblewitt folds
jurgens111 calls [40]
babiole111 raises [260]
MaxNv calls [240]
Rabella folds
tonymaclen folds
MavDog99 folds
jurgens111 folds
** Dealing Flop ** [ Ad, 9h, Th ]
MaxNv checks
babiole111 bets [280]
MaxNv calls [280]
** Dealing Turn ** [ Td ]
MaxNv checks
babiole111 is all-In [1,460]
MaxNv is all-In [1,460]
** Dealing River ** [ Tc ]
MaxNv shows [ 7s, As ]a full house, Tens full of Aces.
babiole111 shows [ Kh, Qc ]three of a kind, Tens.
MaxNv wins 4,160 chips from the main pot with a full house, Tens full of Aces.
babiole111 finished in 10 place.
 
robwhufc

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You cant just say stick to the games with the worse players! Poker is a hobby, are hobby needs to be enjoyable - so playing awful players isn't really the answer.
You know what I find enjoyable about poker? Looking at my neteller account and seeing all the withdrawals i've made. Buying myself little treats with my Poker winnings. Logging into my Titan account and seeing $500 in there, from a deposit last month of $20. Winning money is enjoyable, why make it hard work for yourself? Crazy players = dead money, the standard of play will soon level out so do as beardyian suggests, and hoover up the wins.
 
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You know what I find enjoyable about poker? Looking at my Neteller account and seeing all the withdrawals i've made. Buying myself little treats with my Poker winnings. Logging into my Titan account and seeing $500 in there, from a deposit last month of $20. Winning money is enjoyable, why make it hard work for yourself? Crazy players = dead money, the standard of play will soon level out so do as beardyian suggests, and hoover up the wins.

All people have different reason for playing poker, some it for total hobby and the money really dosent factor into it. They could deposit $100 one day and lose it all and as long as they had fun it dosent matter to them.

then there are others that would hate losing the $100 and are there to win and only win and seek out the weak players.

some only want to play the good players, its different for everyone.
 
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Please tells us your reasoning, if you can remember it, why you would limp in first position first hand with Q4offsuit ?
 
Swanny

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You cant just say stick to the games with the worse players! Poker is a hobby, are hobby needs to be enjoyable - so playing awful players isn't really the answer.

I think I can say that because I did...

I was assuming you wanted to win money. I won't question your motives for playing poker though. They are your own. But if you want to enjoy your hobby by winning then I stand by what I say.
 
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