JavaScript must be enabled for Sign In.
Please check your broswer settings.

Home \ Community \ Blogs \


Why r there so many who limp? All I hear is Bet, Raise or Fold.
Send PM

I was in a qualifier tournament a few hours ago, almost reach the last of 2 tables, bumped out at 23rd I believe but that is not what these words r about. During the tournament I had a run of lousy cards & b4 I knew it I was down over half of what I started with. I think I was in the BB spot and my hole cards were A/4 s, a player a few seats ahead of me raised my BB & when it came back 2 me instead of checking I went all-in, the raiser called  the rest folded. The raiser showed pocket KK and I was lucky enough 2 snag an A on the river. The player who lost still had 500-1000 chips so he was not knocked out of the game but he immediately posted an insult on chat and added something about me being a fish. I usually ignore these silly insults but I decided 2 respond this time. I said " why do those who lose a hand so often call the winner a fish, especially when we r both in a tournament that cost a whopping $1.10" impling if he was such a good player what was he doing down at my level.  A few minutes later I also said " 4 your information u r right, I am a fish & had just started playing here in mid Oct. I also laugh when I get called a fish as I am a commercial fisherman by trade". Nothing else was said about the insult or anything else but I was watching as his stack was getting slowly eaten up and just b4 the second hour break he went all-in with about 550 in chips, I had 5/6s plus about $12000 in chips so I called. He won easily as he had high cards & the flop was mostly face cards or close 2 it. Regardless of the fact that my 5/6 suited is not really that bad he took it as a gift and thanked me as now with what I put in & a few small bets b4 his all-in he had around $1300 & new a new life in the tourney. I do not know if u can say I gave him chips 2 help build up again but I was glad 2 c him win that hand. I may not have that instinct in me 2 crush all players as I climb the ladder in ranks so maybe I am missing something that is needed 2 succeed at poker, in fact if I have 2 b able 2 walk on people to get higher I will gladly remain here. In case u r wondering the answer is no, I am not a pacifist as I have my share of fight throughout my life. I just do not like taking advantage of someone just because I can, that in my eyes is a bully & they where who I fought with the most when I was still a young Turk. I think what happened & how it worked out was all 4 the best.

I do have a question that I cannot seem to get an answer 2, in the tournament that require a School ticket do the stats from them go 2wards our Open League stats or 2wards or Qualifier League stats?  

In order to comment, you must login or register.
Take Quiz
New here? Take our Poker Assessment to start your education.
already a member? sign in here
JavaScript must be enabled for Sign In.
Please check your broswer settings.
Learn From basics to advanced strategy
Practice Improve your skills with our trainers
Win! Establish yourself as a winning player
/Featured Promotions/
Progressive Jackpot Progressive Jackpot Playing our new 'Scratch & Match' game is free and very easy. If you match 3 symbols you win a prize!!!! View details
Earn 10 Tournament Tickets Today! Earn 10 Tournament Tickets Today! Invite your friends to join Poker School and you could earn up to 10 tournament tickets as a reward! View details

Getting PokerStars is easy: download and install the PokerStars game software, create your free player account, and validate your email address. Clicking on the download poker button will lead to the installation of compatible poker software on your PC of 51.7 MB, which will enable you to register and play poker on the PokerStars platform. To uninstall PokerStars use the Windows uninstaller: click Start > Control Panel and then select Add or Remove programs > Select PokerStars and click Uninstall or Remove.

Copyright (c) All rights reserved, Rational Group, Douglas Bay Complex, King Edward Road, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 1DZ. You can email us on