This involves late registration into certain tournaments" If playing within the rules of the game is a violation of the TOS that means that Pokerstars is no longer a legitimate poker site. I also notice many other players usually in Russia seem to push every raise when they have the lowest card on the flop they have paired, even if there are face cards out too. I've played poker offline and on, but I've never seen such absurd hands in such frequent succession. Quite a few hands down the road, he loses a big hand and I see this as reassurance that the game might not be rigged. Watch, again and again completely improbable beats in favour of the chip leaders - losers head to another tourney and another buy in. I really like the software also. If you wanna win and not go having to post your "bad beat" stories on the internet so you don't have to feel so bad at night then it's time to start studying!
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Poker Sites Top Lists U. Pokerstars Download Review Pokerstars. Pretty well 8 of 10 times I had a pocket pair, some one else at the table had one. It happened so often that I really started wonder, is the site intentionally giving out pairs at the same time to get players to bet bigger? Could make sense where I was witnessing it cash games , because the more players bet, the more the rake takes.
And how hard would it be for them make an algorithm to do this periodically, and then shut it down when audited? Probably not too hard. And by only doing it periodically it would be alot easier to deny or just claim the loser was just on tilt and looking for excuses.
After reading up on PokerStars, I will no longer be using the site. I never looked into PokerStars prior to using it because I just trusted that a big name like PokerStars would be legit and trustworthy. But there seem to be way too many stories like mine to be just random coincidence, and I don't trust them at all anymore. It's starting to look like ALL the players on the PokerStars site are the fish, no matter what do level.
Wow, reading the comments here is just laughable! My goodness did they have the softest games on the net. Turn around to today when NL is bigger than Limit and Stars isn't the titan it used to be.
Also to the people complaining about losing and complaining about losing even in Play Money games: If you can't beat Play Money on Pokerstars you are just bad. It's so beyond incredibly easy to beat these players. I've never had to buy play money chips and I've worked my play money bankroll into the million dollar stakes which almost never run anymore.
There's not much else to do once you have a ton of play money though. If you think the play money is rigged, it isn't rigged and you are just bad at poker and can't beat the worst players imaginable.
I know that sounds harsh, but it's the truth. The book is your best bet in my opinion. There's a ton of places to get information and learn, there is no excuse to not to try to understand why you are losing with all the information on the topic that is out there.
The problem is it's just easier to think: Oh, but it must be rigged how else could someone like ME possibly lose? I am clearly and god and savior to the game of Hold'em. Sure would be convenient if I wasn't bad, and it was just rigged.
Sure wouldn't have to face reality then, huh? Poker is a good but harsh teacher. Keep that in mind. If you wanna win and not go having to post your "bad beat" stories on the internet so you don't have to feel so bad at night then it's time to start studying! So is the real money games rigged? No, again you're just bad. In real life I've lost with everything imaginable.
Quads, straight flushes, etc. It will eventually happen and every possible scenario will play out. Even that , to 1 chance of flopping a royal flush. When it does happen it's not because it's rigged. It's because it's inevitable! Oh and on the review Stars is ok, but Amaya will probably run it into the ground. They have a decent amount of competition now though so who knows which site will come out on top? I have been with Poker Stars for 7 years in November.
Since Amaya bought Poker Stars a few years ago I have noticed many changes,all for the all mighty dollar. The rake for Texas Holdem is now 5. A lot of the hands are setup for a max bet so that the rake is maxed out.
Reading many articles on Poker Stars reveals that they have a random card generator, but again, we think they only use it for the one day a year they are audited. The site is sophisticated and you become addicted to it if for no other reason is that you make friends all over the world and enjoy their company.
This is the only reason I play any more. Poker Stars will never be allowed to operate in the 50 United States as Washington state as dropped out and I am sure others will follow. Still looking for another site to play on. I found this website wondering has anyone else experienced the seemingly impossible kind of bad beats I have and this website reassures me it's not just me.
Whether a bot or a real person I'm uncertain, left instantly after winning nearly all the cash I had left in my account.
The other bad bets experienced are me on the opposite side having 44 and the flop coming up hitting quads and someone pushing all in with 55 - Yep you can guess it river is a 5 - quads over quads. Come on folks - this is just a beginning but what are the odds of this even happening to me in a lifetime twice in such a fashion? Give me a break. K I had to let that off my chest and share it with the world. I have never come across anything like Pokerstars in all of my life.
I can relate to a lot of what is said here and one review in particular stood out to me; this person mentions playing every site over the years and winning at them, the only anomaly being Pokerstars. I recently have been back to regular playing again thanks to a change in circumstances and I ended up at Stars because their range of tournaments is second to none by a long shot, it's the main site, simple as that.
I figured it was years ago I last played there, maybe it's not as bad as my memory is telling me. Well turns out it is now worse from what I can tell. I'm not going to go into every hand, there's too many but I will say that I'm a very solid online poker player, my patience, discipline and decision-making are very good.
I do not often make a wrong decision and I call out the plethora of idiots that are obsessed with overplaying their hand on a regular basis.
Unfortunately on Stars any decision is apparently the wrong one, I get screwed so often it just cannot possibly be normal. I hate the people that treat you like some sort of conspiracy nut if you dare to question the integrity of a multi-million dollar company that has already broken U.
Yeah, it's completely beyond the realms of reality to even suggest that something maybe off with them. The two main arguments you hear from those people are "variance" and "prove it", "if you're gonna make those claims then you have to prove it". Two pretty simple responses to this that seem to fall on deaf ears.
Ok, variance exists, it happens and I can accept that. The clues in the name pal, "variance", that's some very peculiar variance where it's only one way! As for "prove it", very simple, "You prove it isn't". If you wanna tell me I can't say something is up then show me your proof there isn't something untoward going on?
Better still, Pokerstars, you get enough complaints about this, you take our money, you prove it. They never respond to any claims made, why? It would be pretty simple. I don't know what more I can say without turning this into a small novel. Just simply put, all aspects of either side of the argument aside, I personally find it a lot harder to believe that something isn't going on with that site than believe it's all hunky dory and I'm just somehow one of the most unlucky players to ever use their site.
I've had an account with Pokerstars for ten plus years, never had an issue. Yet I also never deposited very much. Why not email me? Anyways I get a reply stating that during a random security screening, my account was selected and didn't pass screening. No reason as to why, just a BS excuse to keep my money. They ignore my emails, and efforts to contact the gaming commission have done nothing as of yet.
Not even a reply from them either. Be warned, I'm not alone, and this is happening at an increasing rate. My guess is their trying to recover some loses. Read their terms of service closely.
They can close your account for any reason they chose, and keep your money. Is a company that committed grand scale fraud, and has policies that enable them to steal accounts where you want to put your money at? I'm fighting tooth and nail to get my money back, yet I don't stand a chance really. I've played Spin and Go for a while and more and more I realise that even if I was not an average player I would still win more hands than I do, especially when I have two cards that are better than what I see the other players eventually have.
I've lost count of the amount of times I've lost AA or KK to a low tow pair with the other players going all in with something crazy like a 3 and a 7 and - OMG they get two pair or a straight, or a flush or a tripple. I also notice many other players usually in Russia seem to push every raise when they have the lowest card on the flop they have paired, even if there are face cards out too. Its happening so often as well. Other players have noted that they have lost 3, 4, 5 winning hands in a row to lower cards from other players and its a flush, a straight or two pair and I have to agree.
The frequency at which I loose to these hands, compared to how often I get them is outrageously unbalanced odds. I'm not sure if its Pokerstars that is rigged or if its been hacked - either way its not something you should put any money into.
I spend an entire weekend a few weeks ago tracking every hand, what I had, and how I won or lost and the above was shown to be so true. I've also noticed that when I would deposit, I would initially win a few good hands, but then the same old same old would start to happen and invariably my stack would drop. Its time for the government to investigate Pokerstars so the suspicions of so many people, the fact Pokerstars avoids any accountability and the video evidence of games that are so blatantly rigged or hacked comes out and they end up having to refund the real genuine players.
I have been playing poker for 20 yrs and Jokerstars is corrupt. Do not play there. I played the money tables at first started to win at the start and then I would get rivered every hand. So i played play money and they cheat there too. In my last 13 hands i had the overpair 13 times and wouldn't you know it they hit 11 sets and 2 quads on me. Each one, opening hand i get dealt pocket Kings Playing real money no limit hold-em on pokerstars, over the course of almost 2,, hands,I got pocket aces all-in, pre-flop, vs a single opponent times.
Assuming the data is reliable, what might the explanation be for a variance of this magnitude? My account was frozen because "suspected hacking, logged on from foreign country". Ridiculously bad customer service and terrible "detectives". I was bored, so I took a look at one alleged player at pokerstars, supposedly from Russia, sega The pokerstars inside player was playing 23 games at the same time. No joke, 23 games at the same time?
This would be an impossible feat by any human being. Been playing on P. But what I can attest to is this, P. Each time my tournament life had been on the line when having the best hand pre-flop and shoving all in, my hand would lose. This is NOT an exaggeration; there are thousands of games in which I had played that this had occurred. My win rate would be less than 0. The so called random generator does not seem to exist when I appear to be logged into P. Looking at the commemts is like seeing my own thoughts this guy kept beating everyone one night no matter what cards they had I dont know why I tried pushing all in against him but I lost.
I always seem to lose the last card that comes out when i have good cards before it, ive never withdraw anything but Im sure the other accounts i made pissed them off because they kept emailing me saying I made other accounts I just forgot the logins most the tims and this time I wantes a cooler name. A few people were going mad claimimg that dream catcher was rigged and the women was just changing the subject.
I heard one guy read a comment about it being rigged but near the end he went quiet lile he was being told off down an ear piece orr something. I really dont know about tbis site man im feeling taking my money to pokerstars because im putting quite abit of cash into it and I dont think they're worthy of anyones cash.
I've played online for full time for the last 3 years, i play high volume like tables 8 hours a day. Then i'll go after your points 1 by 1 and hope you'll understand that poker is rather a game of skill and luck combined. Most people are playing on many tables, dont even have the chat open and if they have most people won't answer.
Poker is a high volume game, the rake is high so you've to play more tables a time all the time, no time to chat. So they study the game real hard and start playing,most of them are dangerous and good. You can mail me this, and i'll check the patterns and know if its a human or a bot wich seems unreasonable. There are not bad suckers, depends on what you play above 50 dollars you'll be the fish for them and they'll come to play against you.
Depends on where you look, i can almost find all the players at sharkscope, or pokerprolabs you can see everything there. I've got a HUD pokerprogram Running all the time when i play a big tournament. But that's no bot, that's a program who keeps all the data and statistics. What am i doing here? Just lost 2k and im sad about it: Study the game read books,watch pokerhands, buy a pokerprogram HUD then you know what you're doing and why you're doing it. Do proper BRM make sure you got at least buy ins for the stake that you are playing.
So you wont lose everything at once after a losing session. I've lived many years now from playing poker and yea its a tough way to make money, we pay too much rake and somethimes you take shots that dont work out well.
I shouldnt begin with it, but if you are good and want to do everything i mentioned above you can make money for sure pokerstars or any other site i prefer another site ps mostly good players. Hello, I am not going to tell you how many ridiculous hands managed to beat me - you'd think that I am a sore loser. Rather, I tell you about some really weird stuff I can't understand - all of it leads me to the belief that pokerstars is rigged or something is really wrong with it or people are hacking it, I don't know.
I've played poker for many many years. But have never been in a game where the other players would not play like humans I mean I played online poker before with real people, and when I did hatthat, Isaw all the things which people do: But when I play cent or dollar cash games on pokerstars, most of the time no one ever says anything, it feels like totally bereft of human interaction or even thinking Moreover, I come from a tiny country, but people who are sitting on the same table from my country don't chat back to me Overall the whole feeling is like I am not playing against humans 3.
Why would you do that? And why does this happen with such a regularity? The fact is that if you are winning, you are stronger and would rather linger - that is if you were human.
There are so many people from Russia.. Anytime there's Russians, it feels like I am playing some computer bots. I've played one Russian the entire night - not one time did he behave like a person, send a chat message etc. I have completely no recollection of his play as his play was machine-like, totally without any flavor. I tried to look him up and realized that he was playing at 12 tables simultaneously?
How is that even possible????? I have never come across a bad sucker - in all those games, everybody was behaving the same - super tight and fairly clear game Many of the players can't be even looked up.. Games proceed one after another in a machine-style fashion.
No hesitating or strategizing can be discerned.. Overall, I am not sure how it's possible technically but I am pretty sure I was not playing humans on pokerstars.
Stay away from this site. Well let me put this way.