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Old 02-20-2012, 06:00 PM   #391
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Re: Attn: Stars High Limit Regulars

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Why not 500/1k or 1k/2k?
The choice is up to you, the players. If you agree that this is the game you want to play, we will promote it in the FL lobby and be at the table while you play.

We could also have more than one game per week, with different stakes on different days.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:08 PM   #392
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On a different note. One of the things that were agreed on during the meetings with the 2p2 representatives was that we should introduce some specific promotional activities that focus on the limit games. With that in mind, we are looking for players who are willing to participate in high-stakes (minimum $100/$200) heads-up matches that will feature as prominent events on the site. The format will be similar to that of the Superstar Showdown, with a fixed number of hands played over multiple, rake-free tables.

The participants must accept that their names will be used to promote the matches and that we put the buy-in for the match in escrow for a week or so before it is scheduled to start. A part of this buy-in will be non-refundable in order to ensure that both players actually show up at the agreed time.
If you’re interested in participating or want more information, send an email to highstakes@ .
Just a reminder..

We are still looking for participants for these matches. We have a couple of players interested, but we need more if we want to create the buzz we are looking for.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:11 PM   #393
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Re: Attn: Stars High Limit Regulars

Sorry if I missed this information in this thread, but does the "sit-out rule" apply to all of the games, or highstakes only? Btw, if for high stakes only, what is the meaning of "high stakes"? 15/30+? 30/60+? 50/100+?
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:38 AM   #394
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Baard, does name mean nickname or real name?

And please comment on Johnny's idea. This would be the solution of all the sitout-problems.
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:46 PM   #395
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Re: Attn: Stars High Limit Regulars

6players sitting out with 8 on the waitlist for stars 100/200 right now.

I havent followed the last few pages of this thread but i'm pretty sure the sit out rule that stars has implicated still is in effect? They obv just don't care?
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:05 PM   #396
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6players sitting out with 8 on the waitlist for stars 100/200 right now.

I havent followed the last few pages of this thread but i'm pretty sure the sit out rule that stars has implicated still is in effect? They obv just don't care?
Stars obv just doesn't care about their own rules, right.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:50 PM   #397
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Stars obv just doesn't care about their own rules, right.
Well it seems that way doesnt it? This whole thread was started on the basis of the sitout/button problem, stars comes in and says there are rules about sitting out which they will enforce. I have a hard time believing all 6players went to the bathroom, for 1.5 hrs.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:22 AM   #398
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Re: Attn: Stars High Limit Regulars

This is being enforced on some level, I received this email today in response to sitting out at 3 different tables (along with 4 other players). We were all booted from the tables as well.

This is encouraging:

PokerStars ring game rules (http://www.pokerstars.com/poker/room/policies/ring/), article 10 & 11 states that unless you have the intention of playing, you should not sit down at a ring game table. We are sending you this e-mail because we recently were deemed to be in breach of the above mentioned rules. The infraction was specifically sitting out at a $200/$400 FLHE table. In the same period, you were observed playing at other tables.

As you may be aware, we have recently had many issues with players camping out at tables either waiting for presumed 'fish' or blocking other players from getting action. When we talk to players about this problem, we invariably find that everyone is blaming everybody else. They say that they have to block seats otherwise they will never have the chance to play against the weaker players.

Whatever the reason may be, this is against the rules and repeated offenses might lead to players losing their playing privileges for a period of time. Now, we don't want to ban anyone, so we are trying to find an alternative solution to the problem. We are two ring game managers here at Poker Room Management (Nick & Baard) and you can add us on Skype . Just include your screen name in the add request, and you will have a chance to be in direct contact with us. So from now on, if you see a table where players are camping out, send us an IM on Skype instead of sitting down and being a part of the problem.

By doing this we are hoping to clear the high stakes games of this problem which, quite frankly, creates a lot of bad blood between players and is very detrimental to the friendly atmosphere we strive to have in our games.

If you have any comments or questions, feel free to reply to this e-mail address, and we look forward to seeing you playing at our tables in the near future.

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Old 03-23-2012, 02:36 PM   #399
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oh nice! Still waiting for my first warning

i thought last month or so it has been as bad as ever before so i thought maybe they had given up enforcing it
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:52 PM   #400
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lol tpiranha is the biggest promoter of this rule, willfully disobeys it ,and finds it "encouraging" that he gets the standard warning email??

this has been a total failure to date. if you're unfortunate enough to be warned you're now at a disadvantage to all other regs who can freely follow the status quo. i actually had a seat at the table cody mentioned w aces*****. i sat there for a few minutes while he was afk and figured it wasnt worth the risk of losing playing privileges, so i gave it up only to be replaced by umumba. the same lineup continued to sit out for hours with no repercussions as far as im aware.

totally ridiculous behavior by stars. i still prefer they go back to status quo, but at the minimum they need to enforce this. im also still of the opinion that its effectively unenforceable and somewhat ambiguous, but anything is better than randomly singling out a few players with vague threats over behaviour that's widespread.

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Old 03-24-2012, 07:51 PM   #401
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Re: Attn: Stars High Limit Regulars

your just being paranoid
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:12 AM   #402
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Actually, TP was violating the rule. However, I do share your frustration Trypt and can only hope this is a sign of better.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:11 AM   #403
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Re: Attn: Stars High Limit Regulars

My proposal received much approval in this thread, yet it hasn't been addressed by anyone affiliated with Pokerstars. Could a Pokerstars employee acknowledge it has been received and considered?
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:55 AM   #404
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Have you emailed them? You'll most likely get the standard canned response, butif thats all you're loooking for then go fr it. Fwiw, I'd say its a long shot they ever do it since it seems like a very extremechange from the current structure.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:05 PM   #405
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Re: Attn: Stars High Limit Regulars

You should copy highstakes@pokerstars as well.

Also an update from my end:

I've probably reported fifteen to twenty people in the past week and Baard has taken action against several of them by booting them and sending an email.

I've noticed a big improvement in the games just in the past two days but there's still a bunch of people violating the rules that haven't been caught yet. I don't think it's going to take long for this to clear up if the enforcement continues. I haven't seen a repeat offender (that's been warned) yet.
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