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  25-Feb-13, 14:26   #1
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Joined: Jan '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 42 (M)
Posts: 110
I have posted before about is AA the correct fold in certain games but when it comes to league games when your trying to get a good position to win the big money you have not got a chance. Hand after hand donkey shove so wether you call with a good hand your getting beat 9 times out of 10 and if you fold hand after hand your blinding yourself out so still no chance of getting any decent points.

PStars open skill league is no skill at all and the BRM league same again no skill and you might as well buy a lottery ticket.

Anyone agree cos i am wondering what the point is of these leagues as you cant sort the wheat from the chaff as the better online poker players are not doing anything wrong just constantly getting bad beats from donkey shoves and calls

  25-Feb-13, 14:29   #2

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Portugal
Age: 39 (M)
Posts: 4815
It seems no skill because you're playing against many first timers who stil don't have a clue on how to play certain hands, but it's definitely a big challenge, that's why it's not easy to win those, just like a freeroll. A look at both the same way, although many don't agree with me. If we go to a game knowing the way everyone plays, that's easier than entering some action in which every single player may have different attitude towards each hand.

  25-Feb-13, 16:29   #3
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 42 (F)
Posts: 13388
In such games any high pair is a good hand and not only.
You cant really say that you can play a game which fits your "rules" of play.
With so many players and anyone playing whatever, there isnt much you can do about
it, than follow most of the times.

  25-Feb-13, 16:39   #4
Joined: Jan '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 42 (M)
Posts: 110
heres my point. Just in 4pm freeroll on stars

blinds 125/250
im small blind with 7.5k

5 limpers im sat with AA i shove 2 callers 1 with 22k stack 1 with 12k stack
7s 4d 9h turn kc river 3c
22k stack turns over k9 off 12k stack turns over 56

like i said skill is POINTLESS cos when your getting called 7.5k by raggy hands and losing time and again you have got no chance
Aww crap! Aww crap! Aww crap!

  25-Feb-13, 18:14   #5

Joined: Jan '13
Location: Ukraine
Age: 29 (M)
Posts: 115
every tourney has some differences.Poker premier skill league doesn't mean that there are only skilled players.When I played this tourney for the first time I got 2nd place.Then I played it few times later and never won...maybe luck plays a huge role in poker.

I can't remember how many time I lost with AA...it's a curse Aww crap!

  26-Feb-13, 07:51   #6
Joined: Jun '10
Location: Belgium
Age: 46 (M)
Posts: 1428
As we all know AA will not always win when you play the allin preflop....

In freerolls you often get called by weak hands ... and sometimes they win with their crap hands...

in freerolls anything can happen .....

  26-Feb-13, 08:14   #7

Joined: Nov '11
Location: Poland
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 1030
Recently, I've lost with AA to KK all-in preflop on SnG... The flop was xKx and turn and river doesn't change it all, so I lose ;(

  26-Feb-13, 09:05   #8
Joined: Mar '11
Location: Germany
Age: 50 (M)
Posts: 1240
Wayniac, I agree with you that the Pokerstars open skill league has nearly nothing to do with skill.
I only played in this one month ago to get a ticket for the Premier league, which I got.
Playing in the Premier League is much more of playing with skilled players indeed.

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