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Date: 12 Feb 2009 12:45:19
From: BeaForoni
Subject: PokerStars Fixed?
I don't know, but something strange keeps happening. Right now PS has
a give away to celebrate 25 gizzillion hands, every time a dealt hand
is numbered with a bunch of zeros at the end everyone at that table
wins money. Fair enough, except SNGs and MTTs aren't eligible. Yet,
those same games are dealt hands from the same counter. How does PS
perclude a SNG from getting dealt a qualifing hand? Do they manipulate
which hands are dealt where? And if so, when else do they manipulate
hands?

BTW: For all those interested, I have been quit for 10 Months, 1 Day,
5 hours and 12 minutes (307 days). I have saved $1,107.01 by not
smoking 6,144 cigarettes. I have saved 3 Weeks and 8 hours of my life.
My Quit Date: 4/11/2008 7:32 AM




 
Date: 12 Feb 2009 20:54:08
From: pokertank.us
Subject: Re: PokerStars Fixed?
On Feb 12, 3:52=A0pm, "Mark B [Diputsur]" <diput...@gmail.com > wrote:
> "Kent Briggs" <kbri...@spamcop.net> wrote in message
>
> news:gn23fo$cc1$1@news.motzarella.org...
>
> > GrouchySmurf1002 wrote:
>
> >> Pure speculation, but it's my guess that they pause said SNGs and MTTs
> >> near the milestone hands.
>
> > Or just skip over it and assign it to the next ring game. Which would
> > occur within about 2 milliseconds anyway with 30,000 tables running.
>
> No skipping, they pause all SNG/MTT...
> I've been in tourneys on the site when milestones have been dealt
> in the past. =A0They inform you that they're waiting for the milestone,
> then tell everyone on which table it will be dealt before resuming
> the tournaments. =A0(it's usually pretty quick - maybe a min delay tops)

Yep. It happened about an hour ago.

- Hank

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Date: 12 Feb 2009 15:54:32
From: phlash74
Subject: Re: PokerStars Fixed?
On Feb 12, 12:45=A0pm, BeaForoni <BeaFor...@msn.com > wrote:
> =A0I don't know, but something strange keeps happening. Right now PS has
> a give away to celebrate 25 gizzillion hands, every time a dealt hand
> is numbered with a bunch of zeros at the end everyone at that table
> wins money. Fair enough, except SNGs and MTTs aren't eligible. Yet,
> those same games are dealt hands from the same counter. How does PS
> perclude a SNG from getting dealt a qualifing hand? Do they manipulate
> which hands are dealt where? And if so, when else do they manipulate
> hands?
>
> BTW: For all those interested, I have been quit for 10 Months, 1 Day,
> 5 hours and 12 minutes (307 days). I have saved $1,107.01 by not
> smoking 6,144 cigarettes. I have saved 3 Weeks and 8 hours of my life.
> My Quit Date: 4/11/2008 7:32 AM


I don't know, but I went from the right end of set-over-set
confrontations to losing to quads twice today. Oneouterments, LOL.

Michael
U.S. American


 
Date: 12 Feb 2009 13:04:23
From: GrouchySmurf1002
Subject: Re: PokerStars Fixed?
On Feb 12 2009 3:45 PM, BeaForoni wrote:

> I don't know, but something strange keeps happening. Right now PS has
> a give away to celebrate 25 gizzillion hands, every time a dealt hand
> is numbered with a bunch of zeros at the end everyone at that table
> wins money. Fair enough, except SNGs and MTTs aren't eligible. Yet,
> those same games are dealt hands from the same counter. How does PS
> perclude a SNG from getting dealt a qualifing hand? Do they manipulate
> which hands are dealt where? And if so, when else do they manipulate
> hands?

Pure speculation, but it's my guess that they pause said SNGs and MTTs
near the milestone hands.

This isn't the first time they've done this, but I didn't play regularly
on Stars during that time, so I don't know how exactly it's done. But
that would be logical way. The conspiracy way, is yours.

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Date: 12 Feb 2009 15:14:29
From: Kent Briggs
Subject: Re: PokerStars Fixed?
GrouchySmurf1002 wrote:

> Pure speculation, but it's my guess that they pause said SNGs and MTTs
> near the milestone hands.

Or just skip over it and assign it to the next ring game. Which would
occur within about 2 milliseconds anyway with 30,000 tables running.

--
Kent Briggs, kbriggs@spamcop.net
Briggs Softworks, http://www.briggsoft.com


   
Date: 12 Feb 2009 16:52:26
From: Mark B [Diputsur]
Subject: Re: PokerStars Fixed?

"Kent Briggs" <kbriggs@spamcop.net > wrote in message
news:gn23fo$cc1$1@news.motzarella.org...
> GrouchySmurf1002 wrote:
>
>> Pure speculation, but it's my guess that they pause said SNGs and MTTs
>> near the milestone hands.
>
> Or just skip over it and assign it to the next ring game. Which would
> occur within about 2 milliseconds anyway with 30,000 tables running.

No skipping, they pause all SNG/MTT...
I've been in tourneys on the site when milestones have been dealt
in the past. They inform you that they're waiting for the milestone,
then tell everyone on which table it will be dealt before resuming
the tournaments. (it's usually pretty quick - maybe a min delay tops)




    
Date: 12 Feb 2009 18:45:25
From: Kent Briggs
Subject: Re: PokerStars Fixed?
Mark B [Diputsur] wrote:

>> Or just skip over it and assign it to the next ring game. Which
>> would occur within about 2 milliseconds anyway with 30,000 tables
>> running.
>
> No skipping, they pause all SNG/MTT... I've been in tourneys on the
> site when milestones have been dealt in the past. They inform you
> that they're waiting for the milestone, then tell everyone on which
> table it will be dealt before resuming the tournaments. (it's
> usually pretty quick - maybe a min delay tops)

That's an odd and inefficient way to do it. Are you sure you aren't
thinking of hand-for-hand play near the money? Why would all need to be
paused and why would it last for more than a fraction of 1 second?


--
Kent Briggs, kbriggs@spamcop.net
Briggs Softworks, http://www.briggsoft.com


     
Date: 13 Feb 2009 14:21:34
From: Mark B [Diputsur]
Subject: Re: PokerStars Fixed?

"Kent Briggs" <kbriggs@spamcop.net > wrote in message
news:gn2fr8$j0l$1@news.motzarella.org...
> Mark B [Diputsur] wrote:
>
>>> Or just skip over it and assign it to the next ring game. Which
>>> would occur within about 2 milliseconds anyway with 30,000 tables
>>> running.
>>
>> No skipping, they pause all SNG/MTT... I've been in tourneys on the
>> site when milestones have been dealt in the past. They inform you
>> that they're waiting for the milestone, then tell everyone on which
>> table it will be dealt before resuming the tournaments. (it's
>> usually pretty quick - maybe a min delay tops)
>
> That's an odd and inefficient way to do it. Are you sure you aren't
> thinking of hand-for-hand play near the money?

positive.

> Why would all need to be paused and why would it last for more than a
> fraction of 1 second?

to help build suspense and get people playing fast on the ring tables?




     
Date: 12 Feb 2009 19:21:34
From: Kent Briggs
Subject: Re: PokerStars Fixed?

> Mark B [Diputsur] wrote:
>
>> No skipping, they pause all SNG/MTT

I just had 4 sit & go's visible as hand 24,875,000,000 was approaching.
They all got the same red messages as the ring games (hand approaching,
hand being dealt, winner won $x). There was no discernible pausing.

--
Kent Briggs, kbriggs@spamcop.net
Briggs Softworks, http://www.briggsoft.com


      
Date: 13 Feb 2009 14:22:27
From: Mark B [Diputsur]
Subject: Re: PokerStars Fixed?

"Kent Briggs" <kbriggs@spamcop.net > wrote in message
news:gn2hv1$8ad$1@news.motzarella.org...
>
>> Mark B [Diputsur] wrote:
>>
>>> No skipping, they pause all SNG/MTT
>
> I just had 4 sit & go's visible as hand 24,875,000,000 was approaching.
> They all got the same red messages as the ring games (hand approaching,
> hand being dealt, winner won $x). There was no discernible pausing.

there will be for 25,000,000,000 =) bet on it!
(some milestones are > than others!)




       
Date: 13 Feb 2009 16:53:50
From: Kent Briggs
Subject: Re: PokerStars Fixed?
Mark B [Diputsur] wrote:

>> I just had 4 sit & go's visible as hand 24,875,000,000 was approaching.
>> They all got the same red messages as the ring games (hand approaching,
>> hand being dealt, winner won $x). There was no discernible pausing.
>
> there will be for 25,000,000,000 =) bet on it!
> (some milestones are > than others!)

If so, it'll be for PR purposes, not a technical one.

--
Kent Briggs, kbriggs@spamcop.net
Briggs Softworks, http://www.briggsoft.com


       
Date: 13 Feb 2009 11:54:00
From: Dutch
Subject: Re: PokerStars Fixed?

"Mark B [Diputsur]" <diputsur@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:gn4h9f$e7t$1@news.motzarella.org...
>
> "Kent Briggs" <kbriggs@spamcop.net> wrote in message
> news:gn2hv1$8ad$1@news.motzarella.org...
>>
>>> Mark B [Diputsur] wrote:
>>>
>>>> No skipping, they pause all SNG/MTT
>>
>> I just had 4 sit & go's visible as hand 24,875,000,000 was approaching.
>> They all got the same red messages as the ring games (hand approaching,
>> hand being dealt, winner won $x). There was no discernible pausing.
>
> there will be for 25,000,000,000 =) bet on it!
> (some milestones are > than others!)

Funny, a guy in a 1/2 game won $300. Now he'll become a compulsive
gambler!