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Old 08-24-2012, 09:53 AM   #1
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Merge quietly eliminates most of limit holdem tables

Last night, Merge eliminated $4/8 and $6/12 limit holdem for all numbers of players as well as eliminating heads up tables for $15/30 and above. What this means is a mid-high player hu player who used to sit at $4/8, $5/10, $6/12, $10/20, $15/$30, and $30/$60 now has just $5/10 and $10/20.

I know no-one is going to write a petition for bum-hunters and this is not big news to 90% of you. But the fact that a major poker room can eliminate less popular games overnight with no warning in order to make room for more profitable games is a bit unnerving.
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:16 AM   #2
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in order to make room for more profitable games is a bit unnerving.
this sounds like an unlikely reason, the internet is a pretty big place.
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:20 AM   #3
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Re: Merge quietly eliminates most of limit holdem tables

I could see eliminating some of those lower stakes in order to combine the player pools.

But I just opened the client and it's showing me 30/60 6-max.

Edit: didn't check hu
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:43 AM   #4
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The internet is a series of tubes. Obviously the hu LHE tables were clogged with poker chips, horse races, and porn. This unclogs a lot of tubes.

Seriously though that sucks for HU LHE specialists, and i hope it's not a trend.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:00 AM   #5
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Re: Merge quietly eliminates most of limit holdem tables

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this sounds like an unlikely reason, the internet is a pretty big place.
Sorry if I wasn't clear. I meant clearing out unprofitable tables in order to direct fish to ones with a greater ROI.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:34 AM   #6
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Re: Merge quietly eliminates most of limit holdem tables

this is great news, i was happy to see this, lots more 6 max action and now peopl can create custom hu tables if they want hu
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:39 AM   #7
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The sooner limit hold em dies the better, shockingly boring game
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:47 AM   #8
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Re: Merge quietly eliminates most of limit holdem tables

Probably dumb as heck question, but could it have anything at all to do with the recent New York District judge ruling, and subsequent interpretation?
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:50 AM   #9
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Re: Merge quietly eliminates most of limit holdem tables

4/8, 5/10, and 6/12 was dumb in the first place. Removing 4/8 and 6/12 doesn't change anything
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:54 AM   #10
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Re: Merge quietly eliminates most of limit holdem tables

Awesome news. While the execution is less than to be desired (unless there is announcements somewhere that were missed), the result is great for the poker economy, more sites should follow.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:55 AM   #11
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Re: Merge quietly eliminates most of limit holdem tables

They are consolidating the LHE tables to help consolidate the player pool. This is part of a wholesale overhaul of the LHE ecosystem which is also expected to include a reduction in LHE rake on Merge. Expect to see more changes in the coming weeks.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:01 PM   #12
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Re: Merge quietly eliminates most of limit holdem tables

Slightly off topic, but it appears that the LHE Poker Maximus game has unfortunately been removed as well
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:11 PM   #13
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Re: Merge quietly eliminates most of limit holdem tables

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They are consolidating the LHE tables to help consolidate the player pool. This is part of a wholesale overhaul of the LHE ecosystem which is also expected to include a reduction in LHE rake on Merge. Expect to see more changes in the coming weeks.
If this is the case, I'll have to start playing there again.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:17 PM   #14
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Re: Merge quietly eliminates most of limit holdem tables

in the virtual world... why would you eliminate tables to make room?
it's basically infinitely scalable if they wanted to.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:19 PM   #15
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Re: Merge quietly eliminates most of limit holdem tables

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Awesome news. While the execution is less than to be desired (unless there is announcements somewhere that were missed), the result is great for the poker economy, more sites should follow.
Not that you're wrong or i care or have an opinion, but based on what reasoning?
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:30 PM   #16
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If this is the case, I'll have to start playing there again.
There is a thread in the Carbon sub-forum that has a lot of detail on this. There is also one in Internet poker.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:52 PM   #17
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Slightly off topic, but it appears that the LHE Poker Maximus game has unfortunately been removed as well
doh
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:55 PM   #18
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Re: Merge quietly eliminates most of limit holdem tables

in b4 they remove the cashout option.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:55 PM   #19
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Re: Merge quietly eliminates most of limit holdem tables

Merge quietly eliminates most of limit holdem tables

The reason it was quiet is because no one noticed. No one under 65 that is.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:05 PM   #20
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The reason it was quiet is because no one noticed. No one under 65 that is.
provably false based on op being less than 65, and he noticed.

Also, are you claiming that trees falling in the woods don't make a sound just because nobody is there to hear it? Cause that sounds like the argument you are making.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:12 PM   #21
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in the virtual world... why would you eliminate tables to make room?
it's basically infinitely scalable if they wanted to.
If only the playing pool was infinitely scalable as well, I might find people I could beat.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:25 PM   #22
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Slightly off topic, but it appears that the LHE Poker Maximus game has unfortunately been removed as well
I wonder what the motivation is behind that decision?
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:31 PM   #23
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in b4 they remove the cashout option.
LOL
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:35 PM   #24
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Re: Merge quietly eliminates most of limit holdem tables

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I wonder what the motivation is behind that decision?
They were afraid they wouldn't reach the guarantee so they are re-evaluating their options. I am hoping the simply reduce the guarantee and put it back on the schedule.

I love how NL players love to bash LHE every chance they get. Those of us who play it find it much more interesting than NL. It requires an entirely different strategy and skill sets. I don't ask that you play my game if you don't want to and I also don't walk around telling you that I find your game to be equivalent to watching grass grow.

LOLNVG I guess.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:49 PM   #25
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Oh, you silly pooflinging monkeys get riled up over the smallest things <3.
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