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Hecubus912 last won the day on October 2 2018

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  1. Be aware, forum guidelines prohibit calling out players by name. I will say, when I see two players with similar names like that, I assume they’re involved in team play, perhaps in unfairly in some cases. Gotta say, as cheating goes, I’m ok with chip sharing - if I can get a couple of people lowering their stacks against me, so much the better.
  2. The fly on the ointment is here, you’re also playing against amateurs. I recently had someone shove on me preflop with 23 off vs my KK. Sure enough he ran out his straight. Sometimes, you just can’t avoid the bad beat.
  3. This has all been talked about before. I was in a live game, 8 players at the table. Three of us all in. AA, KK, one guy folded TT and I was the sad sack with 88. If it can happen, it will happen at some point.
  4. As I understand it, it can’t be done. Three platforms, three separate accounts.
  5. Not sure how I can be missing your point when you have so clearly belabored it to death. My point is that not everyone agrees with you, so please stop saying everybody does. There are lots of people here who have played as much poker as you claim to have played who understand that bad beats happen, especially with people gambling with play money who’ll play down to the river with crap or who think an all-in with 9-3 off is a good bluff. Otherwise, they’d just be beats. Most who do agree with you have moved on. Which would be a sensible choice.
  6. If everybody agreed, this whole thread would be half as long. There are donkeys out there and people like you who are clearly so expert. Sometime you get lucky, sometimes you don’t. Live with it. They won’t be changing the game.
  7. So Tor, you have never ever been on the right side of a one or two outer? I guess the magic algorithm really hates you.
  8. Yeah, it sucks. Last night I had Queens full and the only way I could lose was if my opponent had pocket rockets. Sure enough..... Sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re the bug.....
  9. Tor, I have strongly resisted the urge to respond to you but I just can’t anymore. There are a bunch of ways to get beaten AK v 23. Yeah, I’d probably never make that call, but there are lots of people who would. AK is at BEST, a toss up. If you don’t hit, there are at least six cards in the deck that beat you. So you hit a bad run out. It happens. It will continue to happen, because it it poker. Sometimes it happens more often because people take silly risks with play money. For all your vaunted skill, there is also an element of chance to the game. Learn to live with it.
  10. I don’t recall a debate about it. I do recall that it worked and more people were able to attain higher levels.
  11. How about that any disincentive to play the game for any player is bad and that incentives are good? The only complaint I could see would be rewards being issues every 60 days instead of every 30 days. And you could solve that complaint easily by doubling the reward. Maybe I’m wrong. Wouldn’t be the first time.
  12. An extended season will give more time for the Diamond tier to populate and people will play if they have enough time to regain Diamond if they happen to lose. Fixed point winnings, regardless of the tier you’re playing against pretty much removes the whole purpose of separating us into tiers to begin with.
  13. It’s not a change. As I understand it, you start the new season as provisional, but with a hidden ranked point score that is the mean of the points you earned the previous season. So, if I’m the previous season you went from 1000 to 1300 points, you’ll start your provisional games with a hidden score of 1150. Note that even finishing Diamond the previous season, if you play your provisional games poorly, you can still end up under 1100. As for the Diamond games problem, if they won’t eliminate seasons, can we at least try extending them? This is the second season in a row I’ve gotten to Diamond in the first week and then not been able to play a ranked tournament for the rest of the season.
  14. The whole point of the points system the way it is set up is that, in theory, a Diamond player should beat a lower tier player because they are the creme de la creme. In fact the whole point of the tiers is to stratify players based on their skill. Without point reward differences for playing against lower or higher tiers, what’s the point of having tiers at all? Buried in your post, you hit the nail on the head in terms of what the real problem is: poorly populated tiers at the higher levels. Indeed, if you manage to hit Platinum within the first 3-4 days of the season, I’ve found that you have to wait about a week before you can start getting full Platinum games going.