Both Helaine and I have been playing on Pokerstars.com. Obviously, our inability to win consistently means it must be fixed. It couldn’t have anything to do with skill… could it?
Mostly, we stay in low stakes tournaments. Pokerstars runs a bunch of tournaments. Maybe too many!
With all the tournaments, you often have to wait for a table to fill up. So, you’ll see 3 of 9 seats filled here and 2 of 9 there or 4 of 18 somewhere else. If there were less choices, there would be more filled tables at any given time.
Tonight, Helaine made 3rd place in a single table, fixed limit Hold’em tournament. Entry fee, $5.50. Payoff for 3rd, $9.00.
We can retire!
After walking Ivy the dog, I tried my luck at a 2 table, no limit Hold’em tournament. Entry fee, $11.00
Total Prize Pool: $180.00
Tournament started – 2003/08/22 – 00:33:24 (EST)
You finished the tournament in 1st place.
A $72.00 award has been credited to your Real Money account.
Thank you for participating.
We’re still down $42 since we started around a week and a half ago. Quite honestly, it’s exciting, cheap entertainment. But, it would be more fun if we were currently winning.