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/Aug/2011

Frustrations With League Tourneys......

By: DashRiprock2 @ 02:54 (EDT) / 176 / Comment ( 0 )
Is it just me or have the poker school tourneys become a regular poker stars freeroll?? I thought the idea behind the poker school was to play and learn. Get tips from the pros, improve your gamejoin a league and all without having to front a large roll of cash. Unfortunately, it seems the league is slowly moving away from this and turning into just another freeroll haven for "sitters" and " all-in superstars".

I think it may be time for Poker Stars to step up and take back control of this league and put the fun and teaching back into it. How can you learn anything if you never play a hand or half the table is sitting out? I do understand Poker Stars stance on "sitting out" and on their site during games that's fine. But this is supposed to be a school and at school isn't attendance mandatory?

Anyone who doesn't want to play their hands should go "sit" in on their other many games on the site and stay away from the league games. If they sit out for one complete cycle of the button they should get a 5 hand warning and then be tossed (and letting the system continually fold your hand is sitting to).

Also, I know it is hard to fairly score a poker tournament but I think Poker Stars stopped their scoring one step to soon. Once they have awarded tourney points your total points should be divided by the number of tournaments you have playedthat month. Average points is  the only true way to come up with scoring.

Face it, if you have a job, a wife,kids and responsibilities there is no way you can play 150 tournaments a month. You are lucky to play 5- 10 tourneys a week. I, and others like me, sit in terminal 2000-2500 place just for the fact that we can only play 30-40 tourneys a month. Right now after 6 tourneys I average 285 points a game as do others around me. If you look at the top 10 - 20 players who are up there because they have played 100 tourneys already, they average 25-30 points a game.

Where is the incentive to play online in the league when you can never have a chance to get close to the prizes because you have a job and family? The fair way is to use an average and put everyone on a more level playing field.

Hell.... if someone plays in 100 tourneys and finishes in the top 100 all the time then he deserves first place. But to lose out to someone who plays 150 tourneys and averages 1200 place a game........ it's frustrating!!

Sorry for the long rant .........but my KK's were just taken out by a sitter with J4 who only came back to go all-in before they were blinded out.......

Let me know how everyone else feels about this..... maybe with enough frustration some changes will be made.
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