I was surprised to seem some e-mails from Cafrino about upcoming free rolls. I just wanted to give come attention to that because I had all but wrote them off. Who knows maybe one day the other tournaments will reach enough population to matter...
Friday, July 5, 2013
I just got a new tablet and was able to use it to play cards at NLOP and Cafrino. It was difficult to raise with it because it wanted to move the screen instead of the sliders but I managed ok with it. The poker site may work better with better tablets mine is cheap. I mostly bought it to check e-mails and let my kid play games but it worked for cards I was happy to see that. Well hopefully I will have more time to play cards soon and win some tournaments and give better insight into what is going on in the world on Browser Based Poker games but that's all I got for today.
Posted by Wes Thrift at 12:15 AM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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.
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.