Seems like there is still some sort of an issue with prior hands being shown, but they are not what cards you really have?
Someone mentioned that it might have to do with when someone leaves the table or joins it or something like that? But this time, it was the same three people at the table.
I showed that I had a k q, the same cards from my previous hand, and then it said I won the hand with a full house, jacks and 6s... the 3 jacks were on the board, as was a 6, but i didnt see a 6 in my hand
Czuch: The same happened to me twice. . . but I think the problem is this: if I'm playing poker and there's a move in any other game made by one of my opponents, the poker cards simply don't change from one hand to the next... I keep seeing the same hand, but it's not there anymore... I have two new cards but I can' see it until I refresh the connection. I hope you can understand my english... sorry
coan.net: So you could win money in a fellowship game and take it with you to a public table? I guess, either way..... I agree it will be nice to know how you stand against other fellowship members and so forth
In real life poker, if you stand up or leave before your blind, and then sit back down, either in a different seat or back at the same one, you have an option to either post the blinds and be dealt in or to wait until the blinds hit you again, and then post them and be dealt in, you cant get out of paying blinds just by getting up from a table.
Same goes for new players joining a table, if they want, they can post blinds and get dealt in straight away, or they can just wait for the normal action to get to them.
Tournament play is a bit different.... you never really leave a table until you have no money left, so if you are there or not there, you post the blinds in turn, and you are always dealt cards, and you are check folded from there... so if it comes your play with no raises in front of you, you automatically check, and if there have been a raise, you are automatically folded.
(sorry, i was writing this when bobwhoosta was posting his)
Subject: Stack sizes relative to Small/Big Blinds.
One thing I would like to see are tables where the buy-in can be 100 times the blinds added together. It is the way they allow it in most No-Limit Hold 'em Cash games, and allows for more strategic play, as you can now sit back and wait for good chances to double up. 10-20 is outside the range by letting you have 1000 chips to start, while the 100-200 tables are going to be slugfests, as any contested pot will be almost an all-in!!!! (For instance, when the blinds are 100-200, and there are 3 callers, the pot is now 900, and you are on the button. You have A A. What can you bet so that most people will fold their hands, hopefully leaving you heads up against one player? At least 2000 chips! Then you are most likely all-in post-flop if you have a hand. Not very strategic, no room for good moves.)
Of course, if you have A A, who needs good moves with a hand like that???
The way to fix anyone who wants to sit out during S/B Blind, then sit back in, is to cause ANYONE who is sitting at the table to either post the blind once, or wait until the Big Blind comes up. That way they have to pay to play, no matter what. It's what they do in the larger, real money sites.
Summertop:I think a per person chat block would be great....as it is..if someone says something that I find bothersome..I just leave....got plenty of other things to do. a group of moderators...different time zones...isnt such a bad thing though. fencer sleeps tooo much!! lol
No matter what you do, someone will find a way to try to cheat the system...
1. Stand up...simply means you become an "observer" for that table. Someone else may/might take your seat. and you might have to sit somewhere else to get back in the action. Maybe the table even fills up and you can't sit down.
2. Abusive attitude. With ANY site, yes even BrainKing, people can become victims of abusive. Usually verbal (foul language, taunting, etc.). Or even manipulating the rules so they never have to pay a blind or get some other advantage.
At some point, as the tables grow, I would hope the poker tables get a group of "Moderators", just like the other forums. Those encountering abusive players would need a way to "report" the abuse.
AbigailII:not only are blinds common...but a part of the rules. but I agree on the buy-in. normally its equal to the first bet amount. this prevents folks from sitting in 4 maybe 5 hands...then after not receiving a suitable pocket...just sit out when its their turn to post a blind, only to sit back in after the blinds have passed them.
coan.net: The typical way of avoiding people "sitting out" when it's their turn to be a blind is to require people to pay a big (or small) blind when joining a game in progress. Either by having them wait until they the big blind rotate to their seat, or by having them pay a big blind for the first hand they play after joining.
Alternatively, one could get rid of the blinds all together and require everyone to play an ante. But it's common for Texas Hold Em to have blinds instead of antes.
Bwild: .... except you don't get their money when you win! (Don't get me wrong - I agree that it is stupid to sit out just so you don't have to place an automatic bid before you see your cards) - but the point was brought up before in this Discussion Board - which is why i was bringing it back up, since being able to sit out a hand or two and still stay at the table would seem to fall right into those who play that way hands.
Bwild: But they put no money in the pot - that is some people are so "cheap" that if they have their choice, they will try to make it so they can always look at their cards to decide if they want to bet or not - and just try to never make a small or big blind. (At least that is how I understand the complaint as someone wrote awhile before). (And sounded like it was issues at other "poker" sites maybe???)
coan.net:not everyone fully understands the mechanics of the game imo..if you sit out before your next to put up the blind...big or small....you dont get dealt. maybe you sat out on pocket aces...or 7-3...but no one will ever know..because you sat out.
The only issue I see is that some people apparently like to sit up when it is their turn to have a small/big blind, and then sit back down when/where they don't have the small/big blind..... well at least someone complained about that before. Would something like that cause issues like this?
Bwild: Sometimes though it is nice to sit behind everyone where you have the last option to call or raise - and if you your put chips in out of order and decide to raise higher, those who might have called before might not now because they don't want to go higher... but if the order was correct, they would have called (so some money was already in), and then also be more willing to raise along with it to put even more money into the pot for you to win. If the order gets out of order - then that strategy will not work anymore.
Agree - not a very big deal, but enough of a deal that would be nice to get fixed.