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Old 04-22-2012, 01:24 AM   #421
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Dont get me wrong Russ, i fully agree that PS has the best offerings by a long margin. Im just trying to say if things continue the way they are we will get to a point where there is just about no one beating the games pre RB ($60+) and i just dont think thats right.

But im a realistic person and i know we will never get the rake cut to a point where the games with thrive again like the good old days. So yeah, money is better spent on other aspects such as promos/bonuses/new player incentives etc.

I really do think we need a rake cap to SNGs. it would allow all the BE regs to move up in stakes to the highest levels and as a result prob wouldnt impact all that much on PS revenue, it any at all given that high stakes SNGs are only a very small portion of their profits anyway.
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:28 AM   #422
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But im a realistic person and i know we will never get the rake cut to a point where the games with thrive again like the good old days.
when online poker is legal in usa (and you can deposit with your credit card) and if they wont be segregated, i do believe veeery good old days will come back :P
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:49 AM   #423
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Why are the starting times of the hyper sats still 1min, in contrast to the 15sec we get at the 100$ cash hypers? Please change that accordingly.
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:35 PM   #424
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It really comes down to Pokerstars having all the power when it comes to SNG/tournaments rake. We can't "strike" like cash players. Yes they are the best run online poker company by far but they're still in it to make as much money as possible and that probably means it will take something special to get them to lower rake.

I find their argumentation a bit weird though, Stars is basicly saying they wont lower rake because "lowering the rake doesn't mean the players make more, and we want the fish their money as we sped tons to attract them." I find that these 2 statements are a bit contradicting. If indeed lowering rake has little impact on game profitability, Pokerstars still takes as much "loose money" as they did before that, right? So something doesn't add up imo.
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:10 PM   #425
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I like the new vip programs for us sng players.. Bop right now is just.. Trash
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:47 PM   #426
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Re: *** OFFICIAL PokerStars STT Suggestion Thread ***

Be interesting to see if these are actually implemented by FTP2 when they launch:

http://www.pokerq4.com/ftp2-sit-go-p...-million-added

Like the idea that "1 out of every x" SNGs randomly has added $$ during happy hour. That's definitely something Stars could copy, and instead of just $$ you could throw in prizes as well. Whether that's adding a place, or in addition to 1st and/or 2nd place, etc.
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:28 PM   #427
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Thatd be a really good idea. Would bring more rec players, and theyd probably tighten up around the bubble since the cash would be for more
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:47 PM   #428
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It's a really good idea, and Stars could implement it easily fleshed out a little better, random example:

Every 1 million SNGs, random numbers are generated that are assigned to TourneyIDs, if the tourneyID is an MTT, the next SNG in line is selected, etc, once a million SNGs have run, new numbers are generated. Following bonuses are assigned:

1000 SNGs have 5 buyins added up to a max of $100
100 SNGs have 20 buyins added up to a max of $500
10 SNGs have 100 buyins added up to a max of $3000
1 SNG has 500 buyins added up to a max of $20000

Depending on the number of buyins added more places are added, like for +5 buyins 1 extra paying spot is added, for the +500 one everyone gets paid.
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:50 PM   #429
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Maybe this goes in the software improvement thread, but the last update undid the nice feature where if you click on/highlight a registering tourney, even if it goes off before you register, you don't get pulled down to the bottom of the stack until you click off the lobby. It stays at the top indefinitely (or at least for a few minutes+) if it remains highlighted.

I.e., there's 30+ of a certain buyin of hypers running, I single click on a lobby of a registering tourney, but for whatever reason I don't register before it goes off (got distracted by actions in other games, all regs and I pass, etc.). Now I look back and it's pulled me to the bottom of the stack, and I have to scroll all the way back up to check the new registering games again, all while trying to play a bunch of tables.

Please (re)-fix!
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:50 AM   #430
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Like I said before and also Gramps has been asking around, what do people think of changing turbos from

20 30 50 100 150 200 200a

to

30 40 60 80 120a 160 200
please leave 10/20 alone, it's the only chance to gain an edge through pre flop maneuvering and post flop play.
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:32 AM   #431
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yeah, setminers need their setmine!

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$15/9 hyp plz ;d
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:06 PM   #432
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$15/9 hyp plz ;d
Im moving back to the states tmrw so theyre most likely gonna add 15/9s right after i do. Just like they added hyper turbos right after BF.
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:11 PM   #433
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Like I said before and also Gramps has been asking around, what do people think of changing turbos from

20 30 50 100 150 200 200a

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30 40 60 80 120a 160 200
Why not just include antes in every level and keep it as it currently is?
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:13 PM   #434
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Why not just include antes in every level and keep it as it currently is?
This change is directly aimed at promoting more action. In general, your edge is often directly related to the number of flops you see. bb100 with no ante, when there is a 1500 starting stack, is basically a really awkward level that doesn't encourage any action. Trying to avoid this level is one of the key facets of the structure I suggested.
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:51 PM   #435
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This change is directly aimed at promoting more action. In general, your edge is often directly related to the number of flops you see. bb100 with no ante, when there is a 1500 starting stack, is basically a really awkward level that doesn't encourage any action. Trying to avoid this level is one of the key facets of the structure I suggested.
Ah okay, makes perfect sense.
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