So far I love the new tournaments it's easy to not get eliminated and lose your points but challenging to progress. I've made it to the fourth round so far and have won one tournament point. You need 25 tournament points to play in the smallest tournament. It's a start though and I like the 6 person table tournament more than I thought I would. It's a quicker game generally speaking and more aggressive which typically doesn't suite my style but I've played well in it so far. It still does seem very time consuming to win anything. Which is what I thought when I first saw the lay out. However it is cool to be able to play whenever you want to as opposed only when the tournament type you have left to play for time shows up. I'll try to keep progressing and update everyone when I break 25 tournament points and how long it takes. Like I said in a previous post I'm not playing much right now so my time frame for success would not be indicative of someone actually playing hours a day or anything like that.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
NLOP now has basically a sit and go cash game feature where you have to accumulate tokens to play now. The tokens cost a large amount of play chips to have a chance at winning. However I like the system a lot. It seems like it would take weeks or months to ever have a shot at making some serious money but what else can you expect from free poker. I'll give it a shot over the next month or two and see if I can start making some tokens. The other neat thing is you can free roll your way into rounds where you can win tokens by doing sit and go tables but I have a pretty good amount of play chips saved up so I'll start in round 3 or so probably. The big game would take months and months if not years too play in just by my guess but some of the smaller sit and go rounds seems doable possibly in a couple months. Now I just wish they would add a large multi table point and token tournaments to play in instead of just sit and go's. I like the move though by adding more options. This makes the site more accessible to actually winning something more often.
Posted by Wes Thrift at 9:52 PM
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Time is my biggest constraint in both my blogs and with playing online poker. The only substantial tournament I've qualified for lately if the February championship at NLOP. I still have not found any additional sites to add to my list hopefully one will come up soon or I will stumble across an existing one. There is definitely a market for a well organized free browser based poker site. I guess the question is who will corner the market successfully first. Right now the best option is NLOP. However they do not offer enough tournaments for smaller payouts with smaller fields of play. I love their system for qualifying for major tournaments though. The other issue I see with all the sites is none of them offer large multi table tournaments with the ability to win play usable play points.
Posted by Wes Thrift at 9:19 AM
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The reason I do not play many WSOP qualifiers on pure play is because they are hard to get into without paying money for a new player at the site without paying for a subscription. With that being said they sent out a invitation e-mail and with 25k points you get to sit in a sit and go. Since playing in the world series is one of my goals having to opportunity to play in tournaments that could possibly qualify me for the world series of poker main event is pretty sweet. Hopefully all will go well over the next few days with my couple of chances to qualify the odds are against it but you can' win if you don't try as they say. Who knows with a lot of luck I may be in the WSOP main event this year. (a lot of luck)
Posted by Wes Thrift at 12:02 PM
Thursday, January 31, 2013
I'm Looking forward to the February Poker Championship on NLOP. This month past I made it to the final 60 or so before tanking. Which lead to making 7 dollars that has not arrived yet. I assume it will show up before the May championship at this rate. Anyway the main point of this is to say I'm excited to play in the championship again and hopefully win a larger part of the prize pool this month. I've been experimenting with other sites lately but have not found any that can be featured on my free browser poker list so far for US players. On a side note Cafrino seems to be dead in the water; with no daily free rolls or updates or anything. It's a shame that site seemed to have so much potential when I first found it.
Monday, January 28, 2013
I am beginning to hate all sites that have a no action time limit or hand limit in multi table tournaments. I understand having a time limit in sit and go's. However having them in multi table tournaments is just asinine. Trust me... the blinds will take care of quick enough to not need this stupid crap in multi table tournaments. Especially whenever you have a option to chose what to do before the hand that does not count towards the time limit. Whatever dumb person came up with this novel idea should not be allowed near a poker sites structure. At first I like the idea but after clicking fold for a few hands then my Internet going out for a few seconds while being top 10 in chips just kicking me out of a tournament I realized how stupid this concept is. Every site on my list does this crap. Real life tournaments take blinds which is a pain why do on line poker sites believe no action time or hand limits is acceptable or for that matter beneficial to multi table tournaments I will never understand. It would make more since if the person never logged in say they have ten minutes but after that the blinds should be the determining factor.
Posted by Wes Thrift at 5:36 PM
Saturday, January 26, 2013
First let me say thanks for the suggestion of using wine program for linux to run various poker games on linux. I do find that it works fairly well. If I find a site worth mentioning while using this I will. So far I have not found any sites that are worth mentioning for US players. Some people have suggested a few sites I will check out this weekend but for now I would just like to mention the idea. Don't forget to check out my list of free browser based sites linked at the top of my page compatible with firefox.