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2 months ago  ::  16 Jul 17 09:11 PM #21
Paul C
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Date Joined: Jul 30, 2015
Status: Within a space of a few weeks i've gone from being a BIG SUPPORTER of 888 to NOT BEING...Way to Go!
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Without a doubt this current game running (with the EGYPTIAN Theme) is by FAR the BEST i have seen ANYWHERE.

It's FUN, it's EYE CATCHING & it's pretty darn GENEROUS.

Don't want to give 888 any idea's really as i like it as is but it might be fun to ALLOW a few rebuys in the lower prized games such as the $500 & $1000 ? that would be for 888's benefit of course as i'm sure it would get some of those chancer Russians to try their LUCK again Smile

But there is NOTHING like this anywhere else on the WEB...if your an 888 member it's fun times despite & agree with you guys (John & Graham) the UPDATES.

I liked the OLD look...it filled you screen, ok it's not much different but if anything it's not quiet as good as it was, but it's still the BEST & MOST FUN looking tables around & more importantly EASY to READ...PokerStars who i joined about 18 months ago has POOR Promotions!!! make you jump through hoops to withdraw your money! the Tables look too serious & cluttered & so i MADE a CHOICE...and i have NOT been BACK since.

888 keeps me HERE with these fun promotions, affordable tourney games.

Updates are annoying but i wouldn't go anywhere else right now!

And as for the Freeplay Casino BONUS thing...that surely wouldn't take much sorting?
Just a BASIC, plain & simple POP-UP in the corner showing your progress with it & what else you need to bet before you turn it into CASH.
Probably won't happen so i pretty much play at as JOKE MONEY thesedays as i'm unlikely to reach the betting requirements (whatever they are?) but as i say they're free & get you up a few levels every now & again.

Noticed i used to win the ODD free bet on the SPIN WHEEL...and i play that every day & had nothing of the sort over the past 4 or 5 of these themed wheels, so the odds must be pretty LOW on winning one, i think i must be due Smile

And yes some of my bad luck like u guys continues...

I like to think i'm a half decent player, patience is the key i think plus an inkling of intelligence but the Russians & the like continue to wade All In with the likes of A4 or A7 when i have a pair of KINGS or QUEENS and sure enough more times than you feel it should an ACE will rear it's ugly head & you just know that 9/10 they have it!!!
But like i said if NOT Random then 888 would be in trouble or would have to declare such a change in the odds of ACES showing & to my knowledge no such thing has ever been announced?
I guess you play enough & you just take it for granted that an ACE will show during the 3 flop cards, the turn or the river...it's just a GIVEN now approx as high as 7 maybe even 8 times out of 10 an ACE will hit.

And then i do the same as the Russians Smile get A7 say go All in against them & no ACE hits and they're pair of 2's hold Cry you HAVE to LAUGH.

Finally the SOCIAL side of 888....it used to be BETTER & you could hold a talk with someone without them getting all aggressive & the like, fine you wanna get aggressive i can dish it out too especially if they're getting on someone else's case.
Shame really this aspect because it's all here for FUN, the tables, the tourney's, the people here are more friendly still than those on POKERSTARS who fancy themselves as WORLD beaters (well we all do at times don't we? but then reality bites)

I think one of you fella's mentioned famous Poker Stars showing up here?
I'm sure there are some that do & we don't recognise their alias user names (i've not noticed any...always thought it would be FUN to play Mrs COREN MITCHELL, she's a fun, intelligent type perhaps 888 could get her to do a PROMO piece for them?) but if they're being quiet it's probably because it would be like having a TARGET on their backs?

888 is FUN, i like it but not so much those updates which you fellas mentioned.

Wish ya all luck & if we meet up on the tables just let me know.
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2 months ago  ::  16 Jul 17 09:28 PM #22
Paul C
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Date Joined: Jul 30, 2015
Status: Within a space of a few weeks i've gone from being a BIG SUPPORTER of 888 to NOT BEING...Way to Go!
Rank: Royal Flush
PS: Anyone wanna buy some $10,000 RAMSES Tickets Smile

Going CHEAP, well FREE actually, if i could give you ONE Surprised (ah the British CARRY ON Humour is still alive in my head) then i would.

Have now got 18, might be 19 now & with just 3 more weeks left that means some 16 go to waste.

If we can't TRADE 'em which i think would be fun...an 888 POKER Trading POST Page in which you can (if not sell them then trade them?)

1 of my $10,000 RAMSES tickets for say 2 x $500 one's? but like i said at this point i'd give 'em out for FREE if i could.

You guys seem like good sorts so no problem letting each of you have 1 or 2.

Something 888 might think about...could be a different FUN option to have?

THE 888 POKER TICKET Trading PAGE Cool
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2 months ago  ::  16 Jul 17 11:26 PM #23
John
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The option to trade would be a useful feature but tbh I cant see 888 doing it because theres nothing in it for them only hassle of setting it up.  I suppose their point in making it so accessible to get these tickets is exposure to new players, especially recreational gamblers moving across from sportsbook.  If they win something it keeps them interested.


Its a shame really that poker sites in general not just 888 are going down that road.  888 have over the past few months destroyed the poker element to alot of the reward games by changing the blind structure.  Im not too bothered about the promo freerolls as I get why they do it in those games.


I was playing in $8000 level 80+ game last night and had the most fun in last 2 months playing tournies because the blinds were structured better and allows scope to play the opponent and not the cards.  I finished 132nd for $10.40 and usually I get knocked out by a player getting lucky with an inferior hand but this time it was down to a poor play by me.  9 handed chip stack $9288 antes $300 blinds $2400 and $1200.  I had 77 and was 4th to act and 2nd to act limped in and I folded sb shoved $5666 with A3 and was called by the limper with AQ and board ran out 5c Kc 7d 2c Ad.  I would have been sitting with $25000+ chips and well back in the game.  I knew the sb had a wide range with the stack they had and had $5666 left with $1500 already invested and  the other player limped from early position and given the way he/she was playing alarm bells were going off in my head 88 99 tens and at best a race with 2 overs. 


Despite being concerned about my hand possibly being crushed I think I should have shoved given my chipstack.  What do think Paul?


Even after all that I was delighted to finally have the opportunity to play poker as it should be played and not to rely on shove and hope.  Sadly though these games are not on as frequently as the lower value games so roll on next month.


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2 months ago  ::  01 Aug 17 12:44 AM #24
Paul C
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Date Joined: Jul 30, 2015
Status: Within a space of a few weeks i've gone from being a BIG SUPPORTER of 888 to NOT BEING...Way to Go!
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Sorry, been away from these boards for awhile.
It's difficult to comment on people's play from just 1 hand but hey $10.40 that's pretty good in my eyes.

I can play poker all kinds of ways...but i guess it depends on if you get off to a good start & then you can perhaps at times bully (i don't really like the term but it's the truth) the table.
Noticed you mentioned A3 & the like...these are the Russians favourite types of hands i have noticed & they will go AI with them but the amount of times they HIT is crazy! (just an observation)

I don't know if i'm a better player thesedays or just a different one? probably the latter, with these modern day chancers i'm more CAUTIOUS in the hope that in the long run it PAYS OFF.

With regards to the BLINDS i think i know where your coming from...but it's a little like CRICKET thesedays in that the old type of game that took days to play (or in POKER many hours to play) apart from the BIG PRO Tournaments is GONE.
Most people do now like this FAST & DANGEROUS STYLE, it has faster & higher raising BLINDS, the trouble with this is as you pointed out...you don't really get to settle in & PLAY YOUR GAME they way you would want to, hence my point about changing one's game (which i most certainly have! i WILL use that DAMN TIMER CLOCK if i think it serves me) Innocent

I think the idea of a TRADING POST for these FREEROLL Tickets might be FUN (probably not to sell as they were FREE anyway) but yeah probably won't happen...these fun WHEEL Tournaments is probably enough to get newbies hooked & keep us folks happy too.

BTW: a quick note on the FAMOUS PLAYERS.
To my knowledge i had not yet ever played against anyone of the sort (either here on 888 or back on POKERSTARS when i used to play there) but i guess most wouldn't know these folks player names & yet i swear only a week or so ago i was put on a table with someone named 'CorrenM' i asked if she was Victoria Coren Mitchell but got no reply, i told this player if it was indeed her (and i don't get why people pass themselves off as someone they're not?) how it was an honour to play such a brilliant POKER player & general GOOD EGG (love her Tv appearances too) still nothing.

Was it her? wasn't it? well like i previously said it's like walking around with a TARGET on them if they let it be known but the name was either a giveaway? or someone trying to gain an advantage after all she's a TWO TIME 'Big' WINNING CHAMPION & so surely rates as one of the BEST PLAYERS around?
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2 months ago  ::  02 Aug 17 03:35 PM #25
John
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Date Joined: Aug 2, 2011
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02 Aug 17 08:02 AM , James wrote:

with over 40 free tickets expired from the last promo only shows how very bad this site is.888 is the worst poker i have ever played on



Have you considered that the reason why the tickets are easy to obtain might be to make sure you have enough tickets no matter whether you are a small time player or a big shot.  Or the fact that you paid nothing for them. 


Players always expect something for nothing and I have played on stars, partypoker, ipoker(william hill and Paddypower) and pkr.  Stars has no community aspect and is full of ignoranuses and not to mention the same that happens here happens there.  Partypoker has unstable software.  Ipoker was full of bots and no freeroll structure and now has little traffic.  The best site was pkr in the early years but the trouble with it was you had to have a PC the size of jupiter to play.


Sure 888 is not perfect m8 and all of us have some improvements we would love to see happen but at this moment in time it is the most fun site out there and if its not good enough for you go to one of the above mentioned sites and I bet ill see your name whinging about something there too.

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2 months ago  ::  02 Aug 17 06:16 PM #26
wayne
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02 Aug 17 09:35 AM , John wrote:

02 Aug 17 08:02 AM , James wrote:

with over 40 free tickets expired from the last promo only shows how very bad this site is.888 is the worst poker i have ever played on



Have you considered that the reason why the tickets are easy to obtain might be to make sure you have enough tickets no matter whether you are a small time player or a big shot.  Or the fact that you paid nothing for them. 


Players always expect something for nothing and I have played on stars, partypoker, ipoker(william hill and Paddypower) and pkr.  Stars has no community aspect and is full of ignoranuses and not to mention the same that happens here happens there.  Partypoker has unstable software.  Ipoker was full of bots and no freeroll structure and now has little traffic.  The best site was pkr in the early years but the trouble with it was you had to have a PC the size of jupiter to play.


Sure 888 is not perfect m8 and all of us have some improvements we would love to see happen but at this moment in time it is the most fun site out there and if its not good enough for you go to one of the above mentioned sites and I bet ill see your name whinging about something there too.


why is it I dont get any updates from my888 and not able to play in any my888 trnys

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2 months ago  ::  02 Aug 17 07:22 PM #27
John
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Can you be a little more specific about the issue you have?  Is it the 888poker client thats not updating? 
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2 months ago  ::  03 Aug 17 08:46 AM #28
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02 Aug 17 12:16 PM , wayne wrote:

02 Aug 17 09:35 AM , John wrote:


02 Aug 17 08:02 AM , James wrote:

with over 40 free tickets expired from the last promo only shows how very bad this site is.888 is the worst poker i have ever played on



Have you considered that the reason why the tickets are easy to obtain might be to make sure you have enough tickets no matter whether you are a small time player or a big shot.  Or the fact that you paid nothing for them. 


Players always expect something for nothing and I have played on stars, partypoker, ipoker(william hill and Paddypower) and pkr.  Stars has no community aspect and is full of ignoranuses and not to mention the same that happens here happens there.  Partypoker has unstable software.  Ipoker was full of bots and no freeroll structure and now has little traffic.  The best site was pkr in the early years but the trouble with it was you had to have a PC the size of jupiter to play.


Sure 888 is not perfect m8 and all of us have some improvements we would love to see happen but at this moment in time it is the most fun site out there and if its not good enough for you go to one of the above mentioned sites and I bet ill see your name whinging about something there too.


why is it I don't get any updates from my888 and not able to play in any my888 trnys




We do not send out updates about my888 games. They can all be found by joining the password group. Once you have joined the group you will see a list of all our games and the passwords you need to join them. The Omaha game on Tuesday has no password restriction.



Password group click here

Will all my888poker members please ensure they have their 888poker player name in their profile.
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