Originally Posted by imawhale26
Holecards are not shown at showdown on this site. I believe they do it in an effort to protect the fish.
It should not be the business of a site to "protect" a certain class of players, whether it's the fish or the big rake generators. Protecting the fish is another way of saying that they will make it more difficult for those starting at the bottom, studying and grinding to beat the fish and work their way up.
I still remember how long a grind it was to learn how to play, and then play $1 PokerStars SNGs until I was properly rolled for the next level, which was then $5.
Flatter tournament payouts, including MTTs that pay 20% of the field, already make it harder for serious players trying to generate an income from poker. Protecting fish is another handicap that we definitely don't need.