This is a discussion on PokerStars down within the online poker forums, in the Poker Rooms section; PokerStars crashed yesterday afternoon. A few tournaments were cancelled but it was back up in a couple of hours. Far from the first time this
Sometimes this happens even with the most reliable sites. No one is insured against technical problems. About once every two months, the PokerStars restarts the server, and then the tournaments are canceled and the next few hours of the tournaments are not held.
Yeah I noticed that, when I logged on to play SnGs, and the site would not let me register. First I thought, it was a problem with my client, but then I looked in the tournament section and saw, that all the tournaments in late registration phase were listed as "paused". Sucks for those, who were playing these tournaments, but its rare occurence, so nothing to get to worked up about. For me I just decided to take an evening off from poker and watch a movie instead
The main question is how does he then compensate for the costs of the players?
As I understand it, in this particular instance, the tournaments were paused rather than cancelled. So it was just an inconvenience for players, that the tournaments took more time to complete than normal. Those tournaments, that were supposed to start during the pause, were cancelled though, and then as always people just get their money back.
PokerStars crashed yesterday afternoon. A few tournaments were cancelled but it was back up in a couple of hours. Far from the first time this has happened.
Yes, the tournament is suspended for some time or sometimes canceled due to technical malfunctions in all sites, not only pokerstars and this is likely to happen. If you are eliminated before the tournament is canceled you will get nothing of your money and if the tournament is canceled before you are eliminated you will get your money back or more.
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