Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Now Playing at iPoker

I hinted in the last post that I was doing alright so far this year, and that has brought on a convenient problem to have: I'm seriously overrolled for 1/2 and feel like I should really move back up to the midstakes. Why is this a problem at all? Because I get most of my poker played between 10 to 11a.m. and 2:30 to 3:30pm, European time - and those are not prime hours for picking good tables at Party Poker. In fact, in the morning hours I'd be lucky if I could even get a seat at six tables in the hour I have to play.

So I decided to give iPoker a whirl. So far, I'm so very not impressed. I've played iPoker before, but I didn't realize how many issues there were with their software that bugs the hell out of me. I have to make three clicks in order to get on a waitlist? What the... Non-resizeable tables? You've gotta be kidding me! Taylor hinted that I should install MiniMaxMod, so I did - and promptly spent three hours trying to get it to work in a way that made sense at all, and failed. So I gave up, at least until someone can help me figure out how to get it to work. I'm also not getting my BetPot script to work (despite it supposedly having iPoker support) so now I'm doing it old-school. Not happy about it. Not sure if I'll stick around for more than just this one month that I decided to spend giving it a try. We'll see.

I'm amused by the fact that apparently iPoker has set a "quota" of how many winning players a specific skin is allowed to have. I thought this was a joke at first, but it appears it isn't. I have no idea how they figure this is good business, but if I'm informed that I'm limited to playing 10NL, off to greener pastures I go. Anyone have any suggestions for greener pastures? Requirements include a decent number of tables running 24/7 at the midstakes and it being a European site for taxation purposes.

I just wish Stars or FTP would move their servers to Gibraltar. Would make my life a lot easier.


Icemonkey9 said...

I don't know why but I found this post really entertaining. Imagining you just struggling with crappy euro site software and having that be the one and only thing in life that tilts you ... i dunno, it's just funny.

GL on iPoker. I am not 100% sure but I think these are Euro sites, but they are nowhere near the size of party/etc al

bwin.com (ongame)
Everest Poker (no shorties)

You can check out pokerscout.com for more info if you like.

Fredrik Paulsson: said...

Thanks for the tip - will definitely look at that. For March, I'm stuck (well, kinda) with William Hill because I get to collect some cash bonuses and stuff there once the month is up, but if things don't pan out properly I'll definitely make the rounds for some other sites. I mean, I don't need to have a TON of action at the midstakes, just enough so that I can complement the lack of games at Party with it.

Anonymous said...

The murky world of online poker!! loll...well keep up the good work at the tables!