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Friday, February 13, 2009

Stars and Shorts

For kicks, I played some on Stars last night. If I played for real money (which of course I don't), it would have been that uber-challenging game known as NL2. You've probably read about the big 25 billionth hand promotion - lots of giveaways, including cash every million hands.

I managed to get up to 12 tables, which I think is probably the most I've ever played. A very interesting experience. It was manageable, but barely - a lot of people left the tables after each milestone was hit, resulting in whiz-bang shorthanded play. I think I'll hear the "hey, it's your turn, dummy" sound in my sleep all weekend. I don't know how the people that play 24 tables do it.

It was worth it, though, as people at this level suck even more than I do. My play chip bankroll got about a 30% boost. I'll probably be trying again this weekend looking for the big one.

Stars also has a fantastic reload going - 25% up to $250, 20x playthru to clear. If I played for real money, could figure out a deposit method that worked and actually had the money to do it, I would be all over that. One of the better reloads I've seen in a while.

Speaking of "if onlys", I got an email from one of my local charity poker rooms. They were touting some improvements, one of which was a plan to have a steady $2/$5 NL game running - with a $4 max rake! If I were rolled, I'd be there, since I'm confident I can predict half the people who'd sit and they're um lousy. They also bumped tourney payouts to 90%, which is better than anything this side of online. Nice job guys.

2 comments:

BamBam said...

Have you got cash on Tilt that could be transferred fo Star bucks?

BamBam said...

never mind!

I just realized what I was saying. Carry on.... nothing to see here!

DOH !