This is ridiculous. HU offers the better player the largest edge against an isolated fish in the fastest poker game possible. It's not as simple as "LOL CALLING OOP 3 BETS AND CALLING DOWN WITH PAIRS IS BETTER IN HU SO IT'S BETTER FOR FISH." Just, no. Your logic is in the same vein, but reversed, of the people who believe that that higher winrate leads to more variance (whenthey actually lead to less variance).
The whole point of the 6-max poker game built around the fish is to isolate the fish. Hence 3-betting the fish's opens, raising his limps in position, etc. This creates a dynamic though that opens up the regs for exploitation which means you actually end up playing a poker game. When you have a single fish all to yourself, all of these exploitable adjustments become entirely unnecessary and the better player can mercilessly attack a single, clueless opponenet at a frighteningly quick rate.
I do think HU cash games should be eventually implemented in to the site (but maybe not? Was it Ike or Raptor who wanted to get rid of HU awhile back? When a HU specialist says something about the poker economy we have to listen)
My whole point is for people to wake up and realize that the logic of "It's HU, therefore bad for fish" is idiotic. You are still apparently in that camp of people who refuse to see both sides of an argument. Bold, generalized statements are not good. Some players will lose at a higher rate at HU, some will lose at a lower rate, some will see no difference in rate. Open your eyes a little bit.
Dax -- really appreciate the time you're putting into this thread.
I have a Verizon phone and (of course) it doesn't work for location. However, my girlfriend (who lives with me) has an AT&T phone. Would I be able to use her phone for my account? Or will there be a problem because it's technically HER phone? I'd love to get online today, but I don't want to do anything to get myself banned for life either!
That's fine - just as long as you have access to it. Any time you'll need to cash out, you'll need to enter a PIN that we send to the verified phone, and obviously if she takes her phone out of Nevada, you won't be able to play.
I'm actually a robot and require no sleep. Or food. Just a periodic MTT score and someplace to play craps.
If you sent them to idverification@ultimatepoker yesterday before about 3PM, there was an issue with that email box and that email would have bounced. If you can do me a favor, send another (to that email) and PM me your email address and I'll try to get it bumped right to the top.
tried it right now - and got this "Delivery to the following recipients failed.
We understand that some players with LTE-enabled phones are also receiving an error that we are unable to locate them in Nevada. Disabling LTE on your phone and logging in again should alleviate this problem.
i also sent the email to support with my ID 24 hours ago....
It appears as if I spoke too soon. Our IT created the email with a typo in it. They're fixing it now and it should work in 15 minutes or so. In the interim, feel free to send email (always) to firstname.lastname@example.org.