long: I didn t mean you sir. But either I see the same player or no one when I check.i think a lot of players aren't keen to play heads up . Especially with only the same player there. I think that's why no one comes . You are right about wanting to play & socialize too,but it just isn't happening.
long: Mr long or mz long; you are so right . We used to have a pretty good crew. Sometimes you had to wait for a seat. But 1 guy started monopolizing the table .the other players of that time began losing interest,until it is what you see now ,no action,no games of any note. I wish you luck . If you don't mind playing heads up with the same guy ---you'll be ok mook53lhd
puupia: I am really sorry for that. Due to some unexpected events I had no time for anything and I admin that I was just passively waiting for the club to fill itself. Hopefully this will be changed in the near future.
I have just created 2 tournaments there ($1.10 and play money), so let's see what happens.
ustica tnp: thats not the reason for the top 10 being the way it is . i started yrs ago & only started with 1500 . now they start them off much higher & the winning streaks i see these newbies have is incredulous. . but most all drop like a stone. others a few are able to stay 1900+ . look ustica a machine is calling the turn. you see when you're going good you win on kickers ,river , etc. when things are going bad ,you have a k spades & 1 player has the nut ace . i don't know if each day some chairs give out better hands than others. i'm sure you've had sessions where you didn't see a pic card for an hr . i understand your beef . but i doubt things will change . most games i see now are heads up affairs. you get 4 players or more much less than in the golden age (: .most days theres no game to play . if you look back in forum you'll see i've made comments some time back which availed naught g/l when we meet again mook
PierrequiRoule: you make some points .but seeing your opponents cards is a no no . if you've played for cash you know you have to pay to see. the games okay as is except i never see cards come out at real games like these do. but you're here long enough to know the tendencies. a merry x-mas to you Pierre.it would be ideal to have a reg table going & some on the next higher table .but ppl drift in & out. i don't know the time difference i guess plays a big part . otherwise its as good as its going to be.i've asked for improvements. but it would be time consuming & fencer can't devote the time to it. we all have our pet peeves. i guess the best thing is to grin n bear it mook let me wish all the players who read this stuff "seasons greetings"
I feel the same than Aganju (and I know who he means).
I suspect that a more confortable play when at table would help to have more interested players. - faster bets : a cursor permitting to choose the bet size very quicky - less time for players (that have no problems of connection) who might make use of a time button (such a button would allow, for instance, 1 minute of additionnal time each hour). - possibilty of hiding/showing our cards when losing a pot - possibility to write personal notes on players - access to statistics on our past hands.
Whenever I try to play poker, all tables are empty.
And if not, there is always the same person sitting there, that single player I'd rather not play with again. My very first online poker game ever (on this site and any other) I won against him against the odds, and since then he is blasting me with a stream of complaints about what a bad player I am and what dumb luck I have and such. No, I'm not gonna name him. If you played him, you know who I mean.
Back to the topic: there are seldom enough people there when I check. Time zones around the world might be a reason; low interest might be a reason. Here are four ideas to make it easier to find someone to play with: 1. On your main and game pages, there could be an icon (maybe a playing card) that shows if someone is waiting for poker. So while I go through my games and move, I see it and could go play poker. 2. When you want to play poker, you set a flag, and whenever you are online, it shows your name to all others that set the flag too (similar to 'friends' functionalty - you see right away which friends are online / you see right away who wants to play poker). 3. Reduce the number of tables. Only one or two are ever used; the rest is just clutter. 4. Allow the players already on the table to deny access to specific individuums (similar to 'block' function). That would allow to play games without having 'him' show up immediately and drown you in whining.
Subject: Re: RE: Fish Behavior. ( As mentioned in Fencer's last post)
bobwhoosta: hey bob i know you're a maven .not only your chip total .but i either observed or played in a group with ya. yeah bob that would be right on when playing with card players . i had 1 4 i bet 50 pre flop .i got the ace with 2 no help cards 2 guys are in with me . i increase the bet as there are no straights or flush happening. these 2 guys are calling me . river i go all in .both called .one had a 48 the other bubkus .yet they called my every bet & all in . i made over a G . look when 2 pair , 789 3 or four of a suit. its hard to gauge .i had a guy call my turn 300 bet nut 2 pair he had 3 10 of hearts .& was rewarded with flush. players betting out preflop then check or they're out. on these tables you gotta throw away the book. if you bet early all go out they play the hand to river .if they bet then they pulled something . they will call you all the way down the line. good to talk to a card player. were there big games back in the day ha ha i meant the totals amassed astound me. you must have had a good crew big games. or played for 15 yrs (: anyway g/l to you .maybe run into you in a group game. mookster
The addendum to my last post is you may bet correctly and STILL get beaten on ONE hand, TWO hands, even MANY hands. BUT, over time you will begin to notice that you are making more money with these plays than if you had not made them. Playing a hand perfectly and getting all of your money taken is why we have a saying:
Subject: RE: Fish Behavior. ( As mentioned in Fencer's last post)
As a poker player myself, I have witnessed many river "miracles".
The problem with statistics is there is ALWAYS a chance that someone will get a card to beat you. If you have the lead at the flop, you must BET like you have the lead. Failing to do so allows for someone to take odds that are favorable to beat you.
For instance, if someone has four cards to a flush on the flop (two clubs in the hole, two on the board), there is ALMOST a 1 in 4 chance they will make their flush on every card. Therefore if you think you are AHEAD and you have multiple opponents, you must bet MORE than 1/2 of the total pot to DENY them the correct odds (if you bet 1/2 they will have 1 to 3 odds, plus the potential to make more money off of you, easy to call). If you are NOT betting correctly, people will stay in the hand, they will beat you, and you will complain.
For a more in depth discussion of proper betting in no limit hold em, see Harrrington on Hold Em, a great book for both the tournament and cash game player ( although geared more for tournament hold em).
rod03801: sorry if a little criticism caused such a stir .i will stay off these boards. i asked you to amplify your theory about the cache got no HELP .ok case closed .. in any event i'll play it as it lies . win lose or break even. nice meeting you mookster /
mook53lhd: Obviously I am NOT Fencer. This is a public discussion board, which means the PUBLIC can participate. No one made light of anything. It was an attempt to help, but with the way you act, I certainly won't be attempting to help you again.
mook53lhd: Your keyboard does not have a Shift key or you never learned that sentences usually start with capital letters?
Although I don't like people of you type (who try to tell me what I should do and go crazy if I don't) but, what the hell, hopefully you will understand this explanation:
2) Have you ever tried to play on, say, PokerStars or any other major poker site? The number of fish players that continuously complain about unfair conditions and "that moron always completes his straight" or "there is a miracle river card every second hand" is enormous, yet nobody does anything about it. Why? Because it is just a poor excuse for a bad play or misunderstanding of basic poker nature. Read discussion forums, you might learn something.
3) If you don't like poker on BrainKing, please go and play elsewhere. Our site is focused mostly on turn based games and if I occasionally experiment with other technologies, it does not mean that I am prepared to spend every free moment on fixing them. It is my site and I have my own priorities.
And above all, please stop acting like a jerk. Thank you.
rod03801: not completely.by the way i didn't write to you .is fencer your user name? yeah just blowing off steam .i'm pretty mellow .just that why make a statement you can make something work better & then not explain why you haven't / you make light of the 2 8 of hearts.ppl playing are pretty gung ho & take the games very seriously i think they deserve a better shake. instead of addressing the bug or whatever ,its my cache .does he think i'm from lower slobovia or what. ok lets drop it. maybe sometime it will all come right with a brand new program. other than that ,the site is a good one .made many acquaintances over the yrs. now i've made yours. have a good weekend mook53lhd
rod03801: never heard of that the card was there . i'm using pc's close to ten yrs. i'm no techie ,but lets not run interference.his concern should have been to look into it .those answers i expect from msn etc. so how would i check the cache .my settings are to close everything when i leave a site .the folders files etc. i don't think i've built up a cache . but i'd be glad to check the remote possibility if someone tells me how. i know 10 yrs i should know about caches. yes but i've never had to empty a cache on any sites & never saw 8 of hearts that weren't there . i do have an eyewitness . i'm not petty . the game needs an overhaul . there`s no doubt about that . the cards spit out on that board ........maybe the fence watched to many maverick programs. now if you saw the Cinn. kid (steve Mcqueen) that pull by edward G is plausible .these outcomes are not. for fun its ok. fencer should have never said i know i made a bad 1st attempt & i now know how to make a crackerjack poker game capish mookster
mook53lhd: what he is saying (I believe) is that if something is "up" with YOUR cache, it could be causing you to see something that "isn't really there". Or something that was there... A computer person (which I'm not) can probably explain better, but it isn't an uncommon problem.