View Poll Results: What blind levels do you want

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  • Current 8 mins

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  • shorter than 8 mins 5-6 mins

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  • Longer than 8 mins 10-12 mins.

    3 9.09%
  1. #1
    bonzaii
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    Reduce Time levels to 5 or 6 mins

    So tournaments take a little over an hour to finish instead of 1 hour and half +. Would be nice if SBR did this for next series and the future. Much better to have these finish quicker and helps more people have a chance at winning anyway.

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    SBR pumped up the points and number of tourneys.
    No complaining on this.
    Be grateful for what the Lord has blessed us with.

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    yes if they are going to stay 6 handed, 6 minutes would be good
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    i alway said turbo ,,5 minute blind,,tourney take to long,,,

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    start 30 first hand 50 ,,75 ,,100,,

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    its already ready an all in fest why do you need faster blinds lol

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    I don't get it
    If the idea of these new better paying tournys was to drive new players to the poker room and bring back some that haven't
    played in a while.....Why reduce the blind times lol that takes away from the game of poker itself (well maybe not SBR) When I go to
    play a live tourny blinds are very important.
    You have these guys putting in huge hrs to play every tourny.....YOU WANT NEW PLAYERS? Limit it to 1 or 2 tournys a day for every
    player. Whats the sense of the same 40 or 50 guys playing every tourny and now making it Russian Roulette. This of course won't be
    popular here but with real poker players it would be
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    Who wants to play over an hour for a tournament that payouts points that you than have to play even longer to rollover. Makes no sense to have these games taking so long. I also like the new rule that you can play in more than 1 tournament a day. Gives you a chance to come away with something much easier now each day. The only people this is hurting are people who are playing in only 1 tournament a day and now have to play in a tournament with a bigger field. I say keep this rule for the future and just lower the blind levels. There is hardly any room to play anyway after the first few blind levels if you don't accumulate chips early on. Plenty of skill still left as you can see the same players keep cashing more each week on average.
    Last edited by bonzaii; 03-05-21 at 07:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonzaii View Post
    Who wants to play over an hour for a tournament that payouts points that you than have to play even longer to rollover. Makes no sense to have these games taking so long. I also like the new rule that you can play in more than 1 tournament a day. Gives you a chance to come away with something much easier now each day. The only people this is hurting are people who are playing in only 1 tournament a day and now have to play in a tournament with a bigger field. I say keep this rule for the future and just lower the blind levels. There is hardly any room to play anyway after the first few blind levels if you don't accumulate chips early on.
    This will be the common stance taken on SBR
    Just make it 1 minute blinds deal 1 card to each player you have to all in once every two hands
    and we will still have the same winnersRight Boneseye?
    Last edited by konck; 03-05-21 at 07:22 PM.

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    personally i would keep it how it is now

    buy in 5 times a day is better than 1 a day and a bingofest at the end

    if they lost a few minutes a level, then even better
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    I would just reduce the starting stack to 1000

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    Maybe you guys could play a couple less daily tournaments? That would surely save time from your busy schedules.

    penetrating hysterical you guys complaining to speed the action up but still willing to sit on your ass 10 hours every day hoping to clear $20 in betpoints
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    Quote Originally Posted by boscokid View Post
    Maybe you guys could play a couple less daily tournaments? That would surely save time from your busy schedules.

    penetrating hysterical you guys complaining to speed the action up but still willing to sit on your ass 10 hours every day hoping to clear $20 in betpoints
    I only started playing more because the prizes were moved up to a point to make it worth playing again. I just don't get why people want to extend the games but increasing the blind levels. 5 min blinds are fine. That extra 3 mins a level is not helping your game much at all. Your just wasting your time playing more. Id imagine the lower the blind levels the more people would play. People don't want to waste their time playing for so little.
    Last edited by bonzaii; 03-06-21 at 01:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonzaii View Post
    I only started playing more because the prizes were moved up to a point to make it worth playing again. I just don't get why people want to extend the games but increasing the blind levels. 5 min blinds are blind. That extra 3 mins a level is not helping your game much at all. Your just wasting your time playing more. Id imagine the lower the blind levels the more people would play. People don't want to waste their time playing for so little.
    agree 100 percent

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    it to long ,and it annoing when players take the allowed 20 second and then fold,,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonzaii View Post
    I only started playing more because the prizes were moved up to a point to make it worth playing again. I just don't get why people want to extend the games but increasing the blind levels. 5 min blinds are blind. That extra 3 mins a level is not helping your game much at all. Your just wasting your time playing more. Id imagine the lower the blind levels the more people would play. People don't want to waste their time playing for so little.
    Bottom line if the blinds move faster it takes away from poker
    But it does help the 80 hr a week players who win most of the toss ups and bingo games
    they will only have to put in 70 hrs to win now
    reduced blinds lead to less poker less REAL players right Boneseye
    An zero shock Yourhiney wants reduced blind times

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    I'll suggest the 6 mins clock for next month.

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    1000 point it very nice.for march madness.but it a bitch to rollover 3000 hand .i waited sometime 3 hr before someone show up . just give the point and no rollover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yahoonino View Post
    1000 point it very nice.for march madness.but it a bitch to rollover 3000 hand .i waited sometime 3 hr before someone show up . just give the point and no rollover.
    I dont think that would help poker.

    More individual people winning points and no more Omaha H/L tables is what we need to stimulate daily play I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    I dont think that would help poker.

    More individual people winning points and no more Omaha H/L tables is what we need to stimulate daily play I think.
    Having the omaha h/l 24/7 would also stimulate daily play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEPEAVY21 View Post

    Having the omaha h/l 24/7 would also stimulate daily play.
    Regular Omaha and Holden tables all week maybe?

    The HI/Lo tables are too attractive for rollover and suck all action away from anything else.

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    If you want to stimulate daily play (especially at the hold'em tables), I would suggest bringing BigBlue back! Don't recall seeing the hold'em tables anywhere near as busy as they were during that week or two when he reappeared a couple years ago!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    Regular Omaha and Holden tables all week maybe?

    The HI/Lo tables are too attractive for rollover and suck all action away from anything else.
    Whether omaha tables are available or not, there's hardly any action on the NLH tables. It seems like having the omaha tables always available would stimulate the ring table action.
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    I also vote for blind levels to be faster, 5-6 minutes as OP suggested sounds good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArunSh View Post
    If you want to stimulate daily play (especially at the hold'em tables), I would suggest bringing BigBlue back! Don't recall seeing the hold'em tables anywhere near as busy as they were during that week or two when he reappeared a couple years ago!
    LOL, so true.

    I linked one of his poker forum threads to players talk, trying to get some new interest in playing whilst he was driving action, and got blasted for it actually!

    But I might throw in the suggestion that funding a couple of people to play like that could be another way to get poker moving.

    We need at least 100 new regulars before we can get some traction to move forward I think.

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    I would either scrap Omaha high low all together or just have it available everyday to make games open everyday. Some players refuse to play h/l and many refuse to play holdem. If you keep it as it is your going to have limited action Monday through Thursday since players just wait till Friday to play high low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEPEAVY21 View Post
    Whether omaha tables are available or not, there's hardly any action on the NLH tables. It seems like having the omaha tables always available would stimulate the ring table action.
    Well if you scraped Omaha high low that would force people to play holdem but I’d rather see SBR make Omaha high low available everyday since that’s what most people like to play anyway.
    Last edited by bonzaii; 03-07-21 at 09:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    I dont think that would help poker.

    More individual people winning points and no more Omaha H/L tables is what we need to stimulate daily play I think.
    agree

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    if anything need to change is the short handed tables. 9 player tables better. Maybe reduce it to 6 min levels

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonzaii View Post
    Well if you scraped Omaha high low that would force people to play holdem but I’d rather see SBR make Omaha high low available everyday since that’s what most people like to play anyway.
    It's SBR's call obviously but why take away the game that most enjoy playing?

    It would be pretty cool to introduce some new variations of poker, if possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEPEAVY21 View Post
    It's SBR's call obviously but why take away the game that most enjoy playing?

    It would be pretty cool to introduce some new variations of poker, if possible.
    Do people really enjoy it?

    Most people who mention it to me say they don't know how to play really.

    I like it now, but if not for the rollover factor, not sure I would have ever bothered to learn enough to keep some points.


    I suspect no holdem ring game play, which everyone knows how to play, is one reason we don't attract many new players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    Do people really enjoy it?

    Most people who mention it to me say they don't know how to play really.

    I like it now, but if not for the rollover factor, not sure I would have ever bothered to learn enough to keep some points.


    I suspect no holdem ring game play, which everyone knows how to play, is one reason we don't attract many new players.
    Yes, i think most enjoy it. NLH can get boring after awhile.

    You would be surprised how many people that play omaha in casinos that don't know how to play either.
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    I would pick omaha every time. Nlh is boring. Check check check, call, fold. I like seeing the chips fly. Bring back omaha on a daily. Nlh players are a dying breed. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that here.
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    O8 is a great game but many here simply cannot grasp the concept of being the favorite to win without a made hand; so they make the minimum with their monster wrap draws and lose the maximum with AAK9 and blame it on bad luck. #sad!

    If SBR truly wants to encourage mad action make Poker Points expire every Sunday night at midnite, if you don't play them they disappear. Then alternate weeks of game availability, one weekend nothing but Hold Em, the next only Omaha High, the next only Omaha Hi/Lo.

    Lol - after that then get software that supports Badugi, 2-7 Triple Draw and Razz
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    nlh is boring as hell.

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