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Old 04-27-04, 06:00 PM
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ONLINE POKER - SITE - Absolute Poker

I love AP, I have been playing on the site for a few months and anytime I have a question or problem, they are right there. Great site. New players, check it out. I was playing multi-sites, now I have become a loyalist of sorts. Every day the site is upgrading. Also offers 6 man tables in ring games.
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Old 06-30-04, 06:00 PM
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I love this site. They offer the most reloads around and some pretty loose games. I wish they had more traffic though.
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Old 07-07-04, 06:00 PM
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this is my first real money site. i was practicing on party poker and the gaming club play money software for about a week or so, then i decided to join absolute because of the 35% bonus. The only thing i don;t like really is the fact that you cannot really play any other full screen software while this is laying because when it's your turn, the game window automatically steals focus, and there's no option to stop it from doing so. What this means is, if you're playing a role playing game or something int he background to pass the time between hands, it will automatically minimize that game. The problem lies in the fact that sometimes this really messes with both games. the pc might lock up for a little bit and you may lose your turn. not cool. im going to notify customer support of this to include an option to stop making the window steal focus, otherwise i am switching to the gaming club. I really do not like sitting around with my thumb up my you know where between hands on a 10 person table because i cant do anything else or else the program will mess everything up. Also, maybe i'm imagining things, but i could swear that the dealer program at this site deals you better cards the less you fold. I play very conservatively and it seems that after a while of getting junk pockets, i force myself to bid and try and make some cash as i'm getting killed just by the rake and blinds, and when i start to at least see the flop, it seems my pockets get better. fishy.
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Old 07-07-04, 06:00 PM
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Absolute is one of the best sites out there. You can play many tables. The games are very loose. The interface is nice. The best thing about this site is that they give you more reloads than you know what to do with.
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Old 07-09-04, 06:00 PM
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Absolute is my first poker site and I am totally satisfied. They have corrected many of the minor issues I noticed with the program in the few months I have been there as well as upgraded their interface. I am not familiar with the issues of other sites so I can't say what minor things are common elsewhere, or if they are local to Absolute. Even though I may soon try another reputable site just for the expereince, I have no intention of ever leaving Absolute and recommend it to anyone interested in giving online poker a try.
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Old 07-16-04, 06:00 PM
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Its pretty much the same as pokerstars. But pokerstars has better freeroll promotions. This site is ok,but if i had 2 choose between pokerstars and absolute poker,id play pokerstars.
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Old 08-15-10, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Vel. View Post
this is my first real money site. i was practicing on party poker and the gaming club play money software for about a week or so, then i decided to join absolute because of the 35% bonus. The only thing i don;t like really is the fact that you cannot really play any other full screen software while this is laying because when it's your turn, the game window automatically steals focus, and there's no option to stop it from doing so. What this means is, if you're playing a role playing game or something int he background to pass the time between hands, it will automatically minimize that game. The problem lies in the fact that sometimes this really messes with both games. the pc might lock up for a little bit and you may lose your turn. not cool. im going to notify customer support of this to include an option to stop making the window steal focus, otherwise i am switching to the gaming club. I really do not like sitting around with my thumb up my you know where between hands on a 10 person table because i cant do anything else or else the program will mess everything up. Also, maybe i'm imagining things, but i could swear that the dealer program at this site deals you better cards the less you fold. I play very conservatively and it seems that after a while of getting junk pockets, i force myself to bid and try and make some cash as i'm getting killed just by the rake and blinds, and when i start to at least see the flop, it seems my pockets get better. fishy.

seems like you need to make a choice...poker or World of Warcraft...
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Old 12-14-05, 06:50 PM
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I never thought I would be one of those people going to a website and complaining about Absolute Poker. First of all, let me start out by saying I am not an "inexperienced" player or a sore looser. I have been playing poker in casino's for a few years now. Playing online gave me the benefit of not having to drive 50 miles to the nearest casino and wait for 3-4 hours to get a table. I read all the negative reviews and decided to give AP the benefit of the doubt as I had played there for play money for a few months before deciding to play for real money. I made my 1st(and only deposit), a week ago and I could not beleive the number of horrendous bad beats I took, in EVERY game(side games, tourneys, sit and go's)playing 8-10 hours a day... I started noticing a trend where MONSTER pre flop hands, and hands that hit on the flop would loose 90% of the time on the river to a junk hand... I saw miraculous straights and flushes ALL on the river against trips and top 2 pair... in sit and go's, I would normally get hands like KK, AA, AK, AQ, and someone bets VERY aggressive pre flop, I call, and this person with a junk hand (7-2,8-4) hits on the flop and most of the time hit trips on the river... the same person betting aggressively won EVERY SINGLE POT they raised pre flop with... I never really hit anything on the flop with monster hands... I logged 50 hands in a row, and out of the 50, 42 of them I lost to the miracle river card each and every single time... it got to the point that i just threw away my KK's and AA's because they would get cracked every time... I experienced far too many miracle beats... the board CONSTANTLY pairs up and gives many straight and flush draws... raises affects the odds of hitting your straight/flush... at times I swear it feels like if the person raising KNOWS they will win no matter what hand they get... I feel that it is too much of a coincidence that great cards get cracked every time, and I find it odd that I see a lot of the same flops back to back... I hate to say it, but in all honesty I feel this site is 110% rigged and some of the "bad" players winning are employed by AP and know what cards are going to fall. Flops like in AP are very unrealistic... if you are thinking about signing up, it is your choice... I wish I had stayed away from AP and beleived everyone's reviews... STAY AWAY, or you will loose all your $$$... it is not worth the headache and the back to back bad beats...
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Old 02-12-06, 04:05 AM
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Starting around 2-1-06 this site went nuts. It had been
a great place to play, no longer. I don't know if it's been
hacked or rigged or whatever but it sure doesn't play
like it used to. I played on this site almost daily for
about 9 months. Then a few weeks ago the craziness
started. It's almost pointless to play there now. It's
like you're not even playing poker but some other crazy
childrens game.
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Old 02-16-06, 04:46 PM
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Rigged. If you win about $50 on their freerolls I think they set it so you can't win anymore. Improbable turn
and river cards, underdogs always win. Makes it hard
to outplay people. Good players aren't rewarded. Poor
players are. Not real poker.
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Old 02-22-06, 05:01 PM
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This used to be a good place to play but no more. It just
doesn't seem to be realistic anymore. Underdogs make their
draws way too often. There's little sense in betting before the river. There's no such thing as being a 93-7
percent favorite. You'll only win about 60 percent of the
time. Too bad, used to be good.
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Old 02-23-06, 10:01 AM
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Interesting comments. I have to say that I started on Absolute Poker and found it a great site. I did well and was a continuos winner. Then about 6 months ago, something happened. Now you could say I hit a cold deck or just kept getting unlucky but this was too much. I was losing on bad beats day after day. I have not made a deposit since and refuse to play there. I now play at other sites, and although I receive bad beats, it occurs at a far less rate. Its funny because I still have quite a few ARP points so i play in the big freerolls sometimes. Last two I played in. First hand I was dealt KK and lost to an under pair, and the other one I had KK and lost to j10. Just seems to fishy for me.
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Old 02-24-06, 11:57 AM
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I understand your comments, however I was trying to highlight one site, Absolute Poker. I found comfort in other people thinking the site may be rigged, because like them, I felt some strange things happened there. I understand, having been playing online for a few years now, that bad runs happen. However I think there is more than that to the AbsolutePoker site.
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Old 08-04-06, 10:21 AM
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learn before u speak

to that idiot who says canadians let any one in there cold country" last time i checked it was called immigration and i think the usa has that also has that. and its called seasons yes we have summer and winter just like u, ignorant people , royal vegas is a canadian run site and very respected, and for the person who doesnst like the table on absolute, looks like a poker table to me get your pc monitor fixed or get glasses sheesh,at least our country isnt banning online poker like washington and soon to be most of your states. i dont like the paired flops on absolute but other than that its ok
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Old 08-30-06, 07:13 PM
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Fishy site/ Total Scam/ Beware

Id have to say that I am a very good poker player. I have lived in Vegas for over a year just playing poker to pay the bills and I like to play small stakes online to pass the time once in awhile. I know the odds of hands and know what percent im to win and lose. I wish I found this site before I just deposited $100 dollars because its been nothing but highway robbery. I am just disgusted with AbsolutePoker and how it screws you over every single hand. I deposited my $100 and went to a $1-$2 no limit and had KK and some guy raised to 15 pre- flop but I thought id call just in case an Ace came up on flop. Flop came out K74 with all different suites. I tripped up! You know that feeling you get when you have a money making hand in front of you with no way to get a straight and a rainbow flop. Well he bet 20 and I raised all in he called with absolute nothing 10-6 spades. Turn and river both spaded up losing my hundred dollars first hand! I was in shock and awe thinking how this guy can call all in with absolute nothing.

Next I deposited another $100 thinking it happens thats poker and got into a $30 dollar tourny which I got knocked out in last place some guy raised it up to 150 chips and I just called with my Ace-10 clubs. Flop came out A-4-10 he bet 200 I went all in he called and had Ace-4. We both had 2 pair but I had the better one. First I was thinking who raises it to 150 with A-4 offsuit preflop. Well river came and gave him another 4 for a boat. Thats 5% chance of getting. I should have doubled up. I was hysterical.
Next I got into another tourny and same thing happening. I tripped up 8's on flop he had KK and gave this guy a king on river. I only have like 15 dollars left out of $200 and I was smoked every hand where I was favored at least 90%/10%.
I think the US should go shut these guys down next. Its complete fraud. I typed in AbsolutePoker fraud and got this site. I also was reading about random card generator and AbsolutePoker was on the bottom for dealing random cards. Its tracks 1 million hands and sees the randomness of cards that come up. RoyalVegasPoker was the best in this category so I am going to try over there next or just stick to the casinos here in Vegas.
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Old 08-30-06, 07:19 PM
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I also wanted to say

how the site kicks you off. Sometimes you get disconnected and I know its not my connection. You get disconnected and you will have money in a pot and it will disconnect you and take that money during a hand. But I will say I had a friend who withdrew his money after a bunch of bad beats and he got a check in 5 days. You are better off putting your money up your nose though than to play on this crooked site. There is no way you can lose so many hands in a row when favored 95%. Thats all.
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Old 08-31-06, 03:03 PM
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Most online poker sites are like that. The more traffic a site has, the worse the players and beats are. You'll see more action flops online in 10 minutes than you would at a live game in and hour. It's all for the rake. If you think Absolute is bad, try Pokerstars or Partypoker lol.
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Old 10-24-06, 05:39 AM
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Thumbs down Tried and no longer! :mad: Now once again looking for quality and likely playing!!!

I used to be a regular on AbsolutePoker, both play/fake$ and real... BUT!!!

Between 6 to 9 months ago something changed. I used to win a respectible and realistic number of hands, enough so that I had over $3M Fake$/play$, and had one a fair amount over my expenses... just like I did in any land based casino. BUT!!!

I made a complaint about the same time, about some idiocy that the cards were consistantly behaving at odds to game theory.

and walla, I started hemoragging! I went from more than $3M fake$ down to $50k fake in less than a month, against some really incredible and unlikely hands... for instance...
I had a pocket pair of eights, I got another 8 out of the river and another out of the flop. My oppisition ended up having a pair of 9's, he got a nine out of the flop and a nine out of the turn... you got it, I lost with four 8's to his four 9's!!!

Pocket-pairs have become a joke on AP. In real casino's or private games PP's containing 10's or higher win the majority of the time, but not at AP! At AP PP's will lose out more often than not.

Then there is their joke of a blackjack effort, talk about needing a total re-write. One of us gets a 12 or 13 hand and we will invariably get a 10 or face card, while the dealer will invariably NOT get a 10 or face card when the dealer gets 12 or 13... can you say SCREWED UP! It took me to the bank in real $ before I figured out that one!
Then there is the fact that when you split aces it treats splitting aces as if your are doubling down and you get only a second card for each ace (I lost $100 in two $50 on the split), each ace was dealt a card under 5 and no option to take additional cards!!!)!

I actually enjoyed playing there, but becoming a living ATM for AbsolutePoker to siphon from is just not worth it... not with fake$/play$ and DEFINATELY NOT WITH REAL$!

I have stopped playing at AP, but I did do dumps of my last hands and counted them up, out of 473 hands I only won 5.7 percent of them. Pretty crappy odds!
And AP did not USED to be like this.

So it's back to only playing at the native casino's and once in a while to vegas.

I will look around online, but sadly, few online casino's provide free play to get a feel for the play quality and an idea on if the cards being dealt online are actually obeying game theory or favoring the house with absurd card dealings.

(small note! I actually enjoy playing regularly with fake$, its a good way to practice for the real$)
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Old 11-22-06, 03:35 AM
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Absolute Robbery

I wish someone had warned me about this site previously. I have just spent the last month playing on this site, and from day one, it was nothing but the most disturbing bad beats imaginable. I have read plenty of complaints and outrages of bad beats from players on the web, and I find a lot of them stupid and ridiculous since all they complain about is a few hands or one session. I understand that it happens from time to time in poker, but what happened to me on Absolute Poker happened over the course of a month on almost a daily basis. I witnessed the most disturbing bad beats, and the worst part was they wouldn't stop for a whole month!
At first I thought maybe I was just on an extremely bad run, having horrendous players constantly beating me after the flop with runner runners, 2, 3, and 4 outters. I understand this happens sometimes, but it would happen to me consistently like 5 times in a row at a single table! Then maybe I would win a small pot, but then I would get another 5 bad beats in a row! And this happened for an entire month! Out of the course of the month, I may have had 1 or 2 normal sessions, but it seemed every time I sat down, the worst players would constantly lay the worst beats on me. And the main problem was it never stopped! About 90 percent of the time I had a dominating hand with the other player almost drawing dead in a pot over 100 and sometimes 200 dollars, I would lose to a runner runner or a 2, 3 and 4 outter. This has cost me several thousands of dollars in potential profit in a single month!
One thing I noticed in particular were the same terrible players consistently laying the bad beats on me. It was as if it were impossible to win a hand no matter how big of a statistical favorite I was against these idiots. This was the most frustrating part. Knowing how much money I should have been making off of these terrible players, yet constantly being outdrawn in ridiculously improbable ways. There were certain players I would see multiple times and sit down with, and I would lose almost every hand to them, no matter how much of a longshot they were.
Today was actually the last day I will ever play on this site, and it was a typical day that I had experienced over the course of the last month. In one hand, I had pocket 4's and called a raise along with 3 other players. The flop comes 4 8 8. After several raises and reraises, I am in this hand alone with this one fish who has already cracked me with my Aces and two pair, hit a gut shot on me, and outdrew me and others in a few other hands. Im thinking this my final chance to get back at him and that there's no way I can be outdrawn this time. After several raises and reraises, the turn and river bring on 4 8 8 Q Q ! Of course he has J 8 and has yet stole another monster 200 dollar pot off me! This guy has just gone on a 500 dollar run mostly at my expense calling raises with absolutely garbage hands! And this was probably the 4th time in a month someone has sat down and gone on a 500 dollar run outdrawing me and others in nearly every hand for an hour. At another table I had another set cracked again to a flush, and then later a straight off the flop beaten by another runner runner full house! And the worst is this wasn't just one session, this was happening on a consistent basis over the course of a month!
To top it off, I was dealt pocket aces again at another table, had one guy check call me the whole way and I ended up making a royal flush on the river! This was a rare time my Aces actually held up to the river! This was actually the first time in my life making a royal flush, whether live or online, and at the same time, the last time I will ever play on Absolute Poker again! That tells you how bad this site is. Usually when you hit a royal flush, you celebrate. But in my situation, it was as if Absolute was giving me a consolation prize for getting bad beated out of thousands of dollars to bad players for an entire month. And just the fact that I had to get a royal flush for my Aces to actually hold up says a lot. How many times have you gotten a royal flush on the river with Aces? Absolute Poker is a really messed up site and has a very dishonest and corrupt program generating the cards dealt to its players. I am almost traumatized by this experienced and regret ever having even heard of this site. It was a tremendous waste of time, money, and emotional energy. I wish someone had warned me about this BS, and that is the only reason I have written about my experience on this site.
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Old 12-20-06, 08:24 AM
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This site is GARBAGE!

Although I only played a few freerolls here I can tell you I'd NEVER play for money at this site. Besides the awful players (They exist at EVERY online poker site) this site deals almost the same exact cards to you and 90% of the flops are, flops like, JKQ all clubs or AA4. Every single flop has str8 of flush draw implications.

Playing my last freeroll this morning my first 16 hands were as follows. 29, 27, 28, 23, 34, 56, 38, 28, 28, 29, 35, 35, 46, 28, 23, 36. Then the next 7 were J2, J2, Q2, K2, K2, 102, J3. I was knocked out of the tourney on my 24th hand with Q8 (the best hand I saw all tourney lol).

Now I understand cards can be streaky at times but what are the odds that 21 out of 24 hands (87.5%) would contain a 2 or a 3?

It's fun to play those hands sometimes and try to bluff once in a while but when 87.5% of your hands contain a 2 or a 3 it's almost impossible to do anything.

Advice, stay clear of this site. Not to mention, I started playing here because of the TV commercials that talk about the 10K freeroll entries. No such thing! You have to pay 50 points to enter those touney's. Of course in order to get any points you have to pay real money pots and make sure the dealer takes a rake. Not only is that television ad misleading it's false advertisement.

ABSOLUTE POKER BLOWS! Stay clear!
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Old 01-02-07, 09:11 PM
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Site is Rediculous

I have seen the craziest crap on this site odds of them hitting are rediculous! The biggest example that I couldnt believe went like this in a heads up tournament.
tage #593394224 Tourney ID 53398 Holdem Single Tournament No Limit $30 - 2007-01-02 21:48:11 (ET)
Table: 10833042 (Real Money) Seat #4 is the dealer
Seat 4 - ONEGOODSHOT ($1800 in chips)
Seat 6 - RISKYTC ($1200 in chips)
ONEGOODSHOT - Posts small blind $15
RISKYTC - Posts big blind $30
*** POCKET CARDS ***
Dealt to ONEGOODSHOT [As Js]
ONEGOODSHOT - Raises $105 to $120
RISKYTC - Raises $210 to $240
ONEGOODSHOT - Calls $120
*** FLOP *** [10h Qd Kh]
RISKYTC - Bets $210
ONEGOODSHOT - All-In(Raise) $1560 to $1560
RISKYTC - All-In $750
ONEGOODSHOT - returned ($600) : not called
*** TURN *** [10h Qd Kh] [Kc]
*** RIVER *** [10h Qd Kh Kc] [Qh]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ONEGOODSHOT - Shows [As Js] (Straight, ten to ace)
RISKYTC - Shows [Ah Jh] (Royal flush)
RISKYTC Collects $2400 from main pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total Pot($2400)
Board [10h Qd Kh Kc Qh]
Seat 4: ONEGOODSHOT (dealer) (small blind) HI:lost with Straight, ten to ace [As Js - P:As,B:Kh,B:Qh,P:Js,B:10h]
Seat 6: RISKYTC (big blind) won Total ($2400) All-In HI$2400) with Royal flush [Ah Jh - P:Ah,B:Kh,B:Qh,P:Jh,B:10h]
We Both flop the nuts heads up and he hits a royal flush this is just one example of the kind of stuff that happens on this site. JUST ONE!!! Stay away from this site!!
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Old 02-08-07, 12:03 PM
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complain and you pay osprey

Anytime you complain about a site you are whammied. I am interested in hearing from others. I complained that the service was bad at absolute and talked to a few of their props at the tables about it and was punished. The game can and will be manipulated. The problem is that it is all sites that do this not just a few. I have a group that compares online sites and its all the same. If you are a person that withdrawls money you will be punished. If you complain you will be punished period.
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Old 04-29-10, 04:16 PM
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Anytime you complain about a site you are whammied. I am interested in hearing from others. I complained that the service was bad at absolute and talked to a few of their props at the tables about it and was punished. The game can and will be manipulated. The problem is that it is all sites that do this not just a few. I have a group that compares online sites and its all the same. If you are a person that withdrawls money you will be punished. If you complain you will be punished period.
Old post I know but I have to respond. Alot of others here and other sites say the same thing once you cash and if you complain it all turns to sh@@. I wish I had never played online. It all such BS!!!
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Old 02-08-07, 01:24 PM
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AP Odds?

I have the worst luck with absolute poker. I swear absolute poker gets its users to push for the pot so they can make a bigger rake. I was sitting at a table playing .10/.25, and wouldn't you know it I finally get a decent pair of QQ after throwing out crappy cards for the last ten hands. Someone raises, I go all in. Low and behold he had KK. Only four people at this table and I get beat by KK? Happens all the time. Another table at only had 3 people on it. I hit 33(did not play), someone had 22, and another person had 99. All three of us had pocket pairs, what is that? Call it luck, call it random call it whatever you will. But from looking at hand after hand after hand, it is nothing but a business strategy to push the player to go after the pot so absolute poker can gain a better rake. Another table of 6 players, i have a6, i called a small raise. Board turns out to be qq610A, wouldn't you know it he had AQ.
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Old 03-02-07, 01:21 AM
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re: missionjack: complain and you pay osprey

Not me missionjack!<BR>
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I quit and closed my AP account<BR>
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I also messed up in my prior posting, not totally... AP's BlackJack does obey the rules... my prior posting about the way they split aces just reflects how few times I have had to split aces at the real casinos. So my apologies to everyone on that splitting aces aspect of my posting.<BR>
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HOWEVER, I also FORGOT to add about AP's SUPPOSED $10K FREEROLLS, they DO provide each account ONE of these 10K freerolls for each account new or established, BUT only ONE, then you have to play real$ games with AP receiving RAKE$ in order to earn 50 points to get ANOTHER freeroll.<BR>
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They should call AP BEATSTREET instead, as all you do is get beat up sicne they made some major change in their software.<BR>
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Old 03-23-07, 09:15 PM
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Save your money. Unrealistic play. If you are new to poker and call to the river this site may be for you. 55% flush hands. In a one week period you will lose to no less than three (3) Royals. Totally unbelievable probabilities. Minimum of four (4) shills per game. Save your money.
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Old 06-06-07, 10:34 PM
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If you would like to lose all your money, this is the site for you. They lie, cheat, and steal your money and they don't even want to talk to you. I was sent a payout check and after depositing it, it bounced. They didn't even pay back the resulting overdraft fees. Totally ignored me. Hung up on me when I requested to speak to a manager. I guess they're too busy spending our money to realize that we are the customer. Worst customer service experience of my life. Currently have a lawsuit pending against them.
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Old 07-23-07, 10:29 AM
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I agree with most comments here. There are way too many flush and straights on the board.. And it seems that someone always has part of it.

For example I have just finished a $10 SnG where I was by far chip leader and called an all-in bet with A,Q and they flopped a straight. Not the first time either, it seems like dominated hnds always have some kind of get out clause.

The thing is I dont find other sites much better. Granted, they dont give out as many straights and flushes, but the best hnd never seems to hold up. On party poker over the space of 6 months, calcalated my pre-flop odds, and how much I won.. and it worked out that I should have won 58% but I actually only won 48%. Thats bout $500 difference at the level I play.

And on titan poker I was often 90-95% and end up losing. Example $11 buy in 250 players, I was in fourth position and second in chips. I went up against the chip leader - I had 8,8 and called a 3* BB raise. Flop comes K,4,8. He went ll in and I called. He turned over 10,10 so I am 92% favourite and he hit a ten mircle on the river.

So althoguth I think absolute is rigged others re just as bad in different ways. I have learned to adapt on absolute, with increased flush/ stright possibilities, however it woul impossible forme to do the sme on titan or party.

And now on absolute I am a winning player.

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Old 07-29-07, 03:37 PM
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Well I'm not here to grumble about any loses, but I saw these comments, went away and relly had a good look at what I was seeing on these tables.

I didnt like what I saw. A couple of things I'd like to point out. First of all I didn't lose much money so this is not a bad beat story I cashed out once I realised there was actually somethign strange going on.

I was playing a $40 sit n go and got chatting to some guy who had suffered a lousy bad beat. I mean it was runner, runner bad beat. This guy was 95% ahead on the flop and so obviously he wasnt happy and acused absolute poker of being cheats, as he suffered these bets all day and had lost over $200. I said I agreed that the worst hand wins far too often and others thought the same. Next thing I know I am off the table completely and couldnt return. Though I could play on cash tables.. For the next day or so I didn't recieve one single decent hand. In fact the best hand I got all day with J,Qs. I decided to clear my poker tracker and play for another few days to see what happened. Long and behold out of the 479 hands I was dealt, there wasnt A,A or K,K or Q,Q or J,J or even A,K to be seen. In fact the best hand I got was A,Q which I was dealt twice. The first time I missed completely and folded to a bet with a king on the board, the next I hit a full house and split the pot with another A,Q. I also got tens and hit my full house, to lose out to a bigger full house.

I looked at poker tracker however to see that I was dealt Q,6 seven times, Q,7 also seven times, but mostly 6,3 and 4,2 which I had eight times. Compare that to my two A,Q's and other prmium hands.


In fact I played 7 tournaments and didnt cash once, I just didnt have the cards. Whereas I average better than 1 cash in 3 games normally. The last tournament I bluffed my way to the bubble, and was dealt a pair of 7's. The flop came 2,2,4 and I pushed hopin for a call from A-x which I got, A-3 called. But what did the turn and river bring 3,3. I must admit I just laughed and then cashed out. Not only did I get barely any cards, but when I did play (I saw 14% of flops) I was ahead 56% and won... yes 23%.
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Old 10-09-09, 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by lloydy84 View Post
Well I'm not here to grumble about any loses, but I saw these comments, went away and relly had a good look at what I was seeing on these tables.

I didnt like what I saw. A couple of things I'd like to point out. First of all I didn't lose much money so this is not a bad beat story I cashed out once I realised there was actually somethign strange going on.

I was playing a $40 sit n go and got chatting to some guy who had suffered a lousy bad beat. I mean it was runner, runner bad beat. This guy was 95% ahead on the flop and so obviously he wasnt happy and acused absolute poker of being cheats, as he suffered these bets all day and had lost over $200. I said I agreed that the worst hand wins far too often and others thought the same. Next thing I know I am off the table completely and couldnt return. Though I could play on cash tables.. For the next day or so I didn't recieve one single decent hand. In fact the best hand I got all day with J,Qs. I decided to clear my poker tracker and play for another few days to see what happened. Long and behold out of the 479 hands I was dealt, there wasnt A,A or K,K or Q,Q or J,J or even A,K to be seen. In fact the best hand I got was A,Q which I was dealt twice. The first time I missed completely and folded to a bet with a king on the board, the next I hit a full house and split the pot with another A,Q. I also got tens and hit my full house, to lose out to a bigger full house.

I looked at poker tracker however to see that I was dealt Q,6 seven times, Q,7 also seven times, but mostly 6,3 and 4,2 which I had eight times. Compare that to my two A,Q's and other prmium hands.


In fact I played 7 tournaments and didnt cash once, I just didnt have the cards. Whereas I average better than 1 cash in 3 games normally. The last tournament I bluffed my way to the bubble, and was dealt a pair of 7's. The flop came 2,2,4 and I pushed hopin for a call from A-x which I got, A-3 called. But what did the turn and river bring 3,3. I must admit I just laughed and then cashed out. Not only did I get barely any cards, but when I did play (I saw 14% of flops) I was ahead 56% and won... yes 23%.
Wow same thing just happened to me! I ran my mouth about AP being rigged etc etc at the cash table and the last 5 tourny's I played in I hardly got cards or got beat when I was 80%+ in the hand! They must have a filter that kicks up when you write stuff about them in their chat lol
 

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