Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Have I finally hit the wall?

For whatever reason, playing online poker just seems to be getting less and less fun. 2006 was a tremendously fun year. I was playing at so many sites that I can't even remember, and having fun in the year-long tournament marathons sponsored by the Online Poker Tour (OPT). Then The K-9 Poker Tour began, and I still had Cardschat tournaments, Shark Poker Tour tournaments, and CheckRayz tournaments. I got involved with blogger tournaments, and I swear, I must have been playing twelve hours a day. I can't believe that my wife put up with it.

Howver, 2007 brought many changes. The Neteller fiasco almost ruined everything. Nice try, US government buttholes. OPT ditched its excellent tournament competition to focus on Rounders Radio. CheckRayz and the Shark Poker Tour both seem to have died. K-9 is still okay although infighting seems to have brought things down a notch. CardsChat is going strong and has been a bright spot. I overdosed on blogger tournaments and am thinking that I will play in less of those.

I wonder if my lack of play in b&m rooms these past several months has added to my disenchantment. I haven't been to Las Vegas in seven months, and have only played a handful of "live" tournaments. I hope that my trip to Las Vegas (only five days to go!) will help clarify things for me.


Blogger MurryTheCat said...

I agree with you 100%. I find I play more out of habit then enthusiasm. I also refuse to deposit at 10-12 sites like I did last year so I miss out on alot of Forum games. I made a deposit at Nordica for a series of buy-ins that OPT runs. I turned 30 into about 100 and now they have suspended service with e-passporte. Leaving an option of a 15 dollar fee to make a wd.
Have fun in Vegas, and be sure to "duck the donks".

11:57 AM  
Blogger KajaPoker said...

funny - i used to play almost all these forum games. but as i suspected they all died with the UIGEA. I am actually one of the top referrers for th OPT. Bummer.

The good thing though, poker is not going anywhere. So if it's a slow year, it'll change next year or the one after, etc.....

11:02 PM  
Blogger smokkee said...

GL in Vegas. thx for comin' out for the Bodog tourney.

1:11 AM  
Blogger RGC2005 said...

Old BPT member here. I have a monday night league with a $60 overlay and a trophy if you are interested. www.teamdcg.com

10:55 AM  

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