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I think they maybe wouldn't have to put expiry dates on the blue chests. That seems to be going a bit too far.
 
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Seems they increased rake in these legendary oldschool style blind structure 9-mans too from $0,06 to $0,08

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Doesn't even matter anymore since PokerStars is done but these are last remaining tourneys in poker world with this structure, thought they would at least keep these away from their evil agenda. They have no limits.
 
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Doesn't even matter anymore since PokerStars is done but these are last remaining tourneys in poker world with this structure, thought they would at least keep these away from their evil agenda. They have no limits.
"Evil agenda" seems like very emotional words to use about something as cold as rake. But interesting that the $0,5 9-man has a different blind structure than the other limits. Did not even know that, since I never play them. The $2 and $5 9-180 man On-Demand games also has it, except there is an ante in all blind levels. Personally I dont like it, because blinds go up so fast from 50 to 200 making it even more of a push-fold game.
 
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Stars has been doing this over and over for years. Best advice is to play somewhere else.
 
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Stars has been doing this over and over for years. Best advice is to play somewhere else.
Easier said than done if you like to play SnGs. While a site like ACR Poker has them, they dont run 24 hours a day. So unlike on PokerStars I can not play, when I want to, but only when the games run. At low volume hours single table SnG on ACR Poker mean, you can only get on a single table if any at all. And as for cash games no other sites give you a lower rake than 5%, so you dont save any money by playing elsewhere. Which is kind of the whole point, if you are unhappy about a rake increase ;)
 
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I think that they are too confident in their exclusivity, and I think that this policy leads to sad consequences for them, they simply will not withstand the competition and will become an average room, like many others.:(
 
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Turbo microstakes sit and goes with 17% rake ???? Ok, goodbye!
 
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That's why they lost so many players...
 
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even more? geez i don´t play there in years
 
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Looks like they fixed the data collection and PS is back at second place now:
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So looks like the cash game volume did not change much after all?
 
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Looks like they fixed the data collection and PS is back at second place now. So looks like the cash game volume did not change much after all?
Yeah it seems so. A change from 3.300 to 3.200 is not that significant, and during the same time GG Poker has also declined from 10.500 to 10.000, so might just be a slight seasonal decline. I was also a bit surpriced about the sudden drop, since cash game rake is not lower on other sites. And its also not that visible, so a lot of players probably dont even know, how much they pay, or that it changed :)
 
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Sadly, most players don't care or don't have many other choices.
In the case of cash games no, since most other sites also charge 5% rake and a few like 888 poker even more than this for 2NL and 5NL. Also for 10NL the rake went from 4,5% to 5,0%, which is not that big of a change. At 2NL and 5NL the increase was bigger, but the rake is a low amount in monetary terms, and usually 2NL-5NL are just a stepping stone to higher stakes anyway. Its not like anyone play millions of hands at 2NL-5NL and really get hit by the higher rake, especially since you can now only play 4 tables at a time.
 
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