Joined: May '10
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 50 (M)
heard a few people complain about russian donks and there continuous luck , on 888 last night 12 b4 cash in 1800 guarenteed and get aa 1 raise a russian lol so i bang all in 12k after his opener of 3k lol he has stack of 14.5k ... he calls instantly flop qq3 lol .... don,t understand the call leaves him with 2.5 k and struggling to meet cash... seems to be a big influx of russian players and i am losing faith in online poker after all its a business and best way to crack the russian market is to reward the idiots...
Russia is so large ... There are very good and pro players over there and there are donks that call against monster hands searching for big pots. I usually hate them but I have to recognize that they have given me a lot of money
Joined: Nov '09
Age: 53 (M)
Posted by DaMessiah666: Russia is so large ... There are very good and pro players over there and there are donks that call against monster hands searching for big pots. I usually hate them but I have to recognize that they have given me a lot of money
The poker sites are going to keep trying to bring on new players to replace those that have left the game, and these days I regularly play against players from Russia, China, and many Spanish speaking countries along with other countries that years ago I rarely came across. The big thing is to adjust to the players at your table and play your game.
Joined: Aug '08
Age: 41 (M)
i get the impression everyone seems to be playing bingo in low stakes. like they get free ten bucks and go bananas with it. i got that free 50$ from pp.com and when i logged on i instantly assumed 90% of my competition was using similar funds but with less inclination to play poker.
Even with that said i still think russians are mostly garbo players. the young kid kirilenko? they all think they are dolph lundgren from rocky 4.
personally i find reading russian type like trying to translate klingon. i also particularily dislike "jajajajajaja" as well. i think thats mexican.
Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 58 (M)
I haven't been playing much the past 4 months, but as stated by others, there are good players and bad players which in the past, as I recall, most of the reculous playing takes place in the Freerolls. Also, it's easy to become frustrated when players keep going allin or playing as if they have no cares or skills at the game. As mahdrof states, stay focused on your game even it you have to sit out until the hands come. I always thought it was the ruskies, but there are donks all over. There are just a lot of russians playing poker which makes it appear that they are all donks. The truth is there are a 100 russians playing to the 20 UK or US players in a lot of cases. Good LUck to all!
Joined: Nov '08
Age: 46 (M)
LOL. I love this. I feel exactly the same way and am sitting here laughing. The good thing is one can recognise them by there names. They are the biggest gamblers around and if it wasnt for them it would be alot more difficult to make money. I have read many posts about high pulse poker- where the people post: I love taking the money off those Rusians. They some what replaced the many donks from the USA after black friday. Friends of mine that use to earn 2000 per month only earned 400 euro after black friday. But I think with the Russian donks that will go up again. I´m happy they are there.
Joined: Feb '10
Age: 41 (M)
I hate to play against russians, i dont hate them but i dont lioke to see thme playing. The biggest part of the suckoouts, cold decks, and runner runner i have are against russian player. Most of the times that a russian player shoves a weaker pair aginst me he ends getting a trio or unbelieble straight.
Still i dont think poker is rigged, maybe some russians are very good hckers!
Posted by Chartoule: Once USA-players are out of the market the russians are probably the largest community of poker. Is not strange that more donks and more good players comes from largest groups, don't you think?
@atownshend: Me too. Yanks were +EV more than russians.
Sorry, but the worst players on PS at the moment are the spanish.. Almost without exception they are god damn awful players.
I'd take a table full of russians over a table full of spaniards any day of the week