Friday, October 9, 2009

I Still Blame Frist

Men become more civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt. - Ambrose Bierce.

I have been playing a bit of online poker again lately.

So, I ran the auto rate feature on PokerTracker last night.

A full 33% of the players in the database had their icon changed.

75% of them changed to indicate a better player rating than before.

This means that, yes - the online games are getting tougher.

There are still fish out there, but the ratio of fish to decent/good players is dwindling.

Although I have done well lately, I have also found myself in a rather “Jordan-esque” mood regarding online poker.

I still enjoy it but I don’t have the same drive to play online I once had.

My desire to play live, however, is stronger than ever.

Now, if I could just find more opportunities.

Sadly, I doubt the online environment will ever be like it was pre-UIGEA. The peak of the “boom” has passed and it seems unlikely, no matter what happens in Washington, that we will experience the massive influx of new players that we enjoyed during that glorious period.

2 comments:

Memphis MOJO said...

I doubt the online environment will ever be like it was pre-UIGEA.

I'm sure you're right, and that's too bad - it was sweet while it lasted.

HighOnPoker said...

I have a feeling that online poker will eventually get back to a fish feast, once online poker is legalized in the US and live casinos start to promote their online casinos. This may be a ways off, but I do think it is only a matter of time. Oh, and F online poker.