Saturday, September 15, 2007

This just in: Tournaments also rigged.

According to recent observations, the riggedness of online poker has now spread to the Pokerstars tournament games. I played a $1000 EPT sattelite, a $100 rebuy (cost me 6 buy-ins) and a few smaller tourneys this evening, and tanked early in all of them. Among the highlights were an AK vs AJ loss, and a KK vs AA, both large stack losses.

Like a dog I returned to my regular cash games and was promptly punished by a 2-outer for $1600 when I finally got my money in with a set vs. overpair. I can't believe how rigged it all is. I did manage to make a modest $1000 profit on the cash games, so all is not lost just yet. Things will turn around.


Anonymous said...

Hi Kristian,

Playing for for a living sounds good, but it seems to me most pros have a thing or two on the side as well.

One obvious thing that occurs to me would be coaching fishies like me how to beat 1/2NL.



Kristian said...

Yeah, I guess I could do that. I don't think I am likely to set up a poker school just yet however. It seems like it will take up a lot of time, and probably not be very profitable.

Coaching videos might be an idea though, except the competition is a bit tough.