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The Cryptkeeper

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Oct 9, 2006
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I was lucky. I got my money out of FullTilt a couple of months ago. I knew something was dodgy when it took over a month to get paid and I have since transferred my game to Pokerstars.

Pokerstars is an excellent site. their SNG set up is the bomb and their tournaments are great too.

I feel for anybody that gets stiffed by FullTilt. What a bunch of c**ts.:mad:
 

stugots

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having not played for a couple years I was going to start a thread asking the question 'best online poker site?'

so im guessing its poker stars or bust?
 

MinerBoy

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I was lucky. I got my money out of FullTilt a couple of months ago. I knew something was dodgy when it took over a month to get paid and I have since transferred my game to Pokerstars.

Pokerstars is an excellent site. their SNG set up is the bomb and their tournaments are great too.

I feel for anybody that gets stiffed by FullTilt. What a bunch of c**ts.:mad:

Only had about $150 sitting there after making a decent withdrawal not long before it hit the fan.

On to to Poker Stars for me now.....where it all started playing play money SNGs all those years ago.
 

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Cosmo Kramer

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Question for all the people who use online sites regularly, after finishing uni I have a bit more time on my hand these days (sounds oxymoronic I know) and was going to get back into playing some online poker.

In the past I had used Titan Poker, who do people use/recommend, any sites which I should aim to avoid. Any thoughts appreciated.
 

Drummer_19

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Feb 13, 2007
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Pokerstars for sure. Best run online company by a really large margin. Also has the best/cleanest software and biggest player pool.
 

The Coach

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Pokerstars for sure. Best run online company by a really large margin. Also has the best/cleanest software and biggest player pool.
And for players who do not like everyone knowing their past torney performances - Official Poker Rankings site no longer shows Poker Stars results/stats unless you agree to it
 

Adelaide Cows

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Sep 20, 2006
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I had money in Full Tilt... I've kissed it goodbye. :mad:

I'm playing on PKR now.... the avatars and table talk is great.. still get dealt crap cards and play against donks who suck out lol.

Heres a sample of game play for those who havent seen it...


Love PKR aswell. Most social site out there and feels more like real poker.

Their only issue is not as many players so finding games isnt alway instant like Poker Stars
 

Fireballs

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I play on 888 and like the layout etc.. but all the big tournaments that I would like to satellite into are always on between 1am - 4am Perth time and I really can't play those times.

Does Pokerstars have big tournaments that suit Aussie hours?
 

ReluctantLion

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Aug 2, 2007
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I play on 888 and like the layout etc.. but all the big tournaments that I would like to satellite into are always on between 1am - 4am Perth time and I really can't play those times.

Does Pokerstars have big tournaments that suit Aussie hours?

Same ... started playing poker online six months ago and joined up with both 888 and Pokerstars but only use my 888 account now.

To those that would know what am I missing out on by playing 888 exclusively??
 

paxmaniac

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Jun 17, 2008
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Same ... started playing poker online six months ago and joined up with both 888 and Pokerstars but only use my 888 account now.

To those that would know what am I missing out on by playing 888 exclusively??

When I played 888 a few years ago, the rake was quite extreme compared to Stars and Tilt, such that unless you were on a pretty good affiliate deal, it really wasn't worth it, even accounting for the worse players.
 

blaze036

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having not played for a couple years I was going to start a thread asking the question 'best online poker site?'

so im guessing its poker stars or bust?


888 has some great deals and probably worse players than pokerstars.

imo i use pokerstars
 

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paxmaniac

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Does anyone play Pokerstars Zoom? There is a promo until the 30th where if you win a hand after the flop with Kc Ks and share it on BOOM, you win a bonus of 100bb up to $100 (up to once per day). This is actually a pretty great deal, since you will see black kings once every 1326 hands, which is about once every 90 minutes or so if you play 3 tables. I've been shortstacking 50NL and have hit the last two days in a row. Tempted to move up to 100NL if my BR can handle it.
 

paxmaniac

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Jun 17, 2008
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Only now, at the end, do you understand.

Does anyone play Pokerstars Zoom? There is a promo until the 30th where if you win a hand after the flop with Kc Ks and share it on BOOM, you win a bonus of 100bb up to $100 (up to once per day). This is actually a pretty great deal, since you will see black kings once every 1326 hands, which is about once every 90 minutes or so if you play 3 tables. I've been shortstacking 50NL and have hit the last two days in a row. Tempted to move up to 100NL if my BR can handle it.


Anyone else chasing Zoom&Boom bonuses? They create some weird dynamics, which I only now think I understand. The bonus creates some horrific implied odds, because if someone ends up making a hand which beats KK, not only do you lose the $100 bonus, you also likely get stacked because of the crying call you make with the bonus in mind (I've already had this happen when 22 flopped a full house against me). As a result, I suspect the best strategy is to just open ship almost any flop. Preflop is also odd, because you need to see a flop to qualify, so open limping or flat calling is probably best. Against an EP limper, it's probably same to minraise to give you the best chance of being heads up on the flop.
 

FiLL

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Jan 10, 2022
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I know this thread is old as fk but there are still some good sites these days that we can play on.
 

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