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Report MC Roller May 17, 2015 9:58 PM BST

So sad, used to be good when it was busy.
Report akabula May 17, 2015 11:12 PM BST
18 posts on the RIP thread for Devilfish.
At one time the forum would have been inundated with anecdotes from betfarians who had met the great man.
Report chipfire227 May 20, 2015 10:43 PM BST
They pretty much killed the Community Games, made it borderline impossible for the recreational regulars to get a game where you weren't sat at a table with a load of multi tabling Eastern Europeans, then killed the forum by just randomly deleting posts and entire threads, even though they broke none of their rules.

The forum was essential reading back in the days when you would get 100+ posts a night every night. Does anyone even play on Betfair any more ? Are they still using I-Poker ?

Haven't even logged onto the poker client for a good 18 months,
Report casemoney May 21, 2015 6:43 PM BST
Forum is Finnish
Report numer0ne May 27, 2015 8:12 PM BST
No. It died when the software died -that's all there is to it. I-Poker & OnGame are both cr@p.
Report Johnny The Guesser June 8, 2015 10:11 PM BST
Those were the days..mandylou,mavis,duffs..highstack ..dozens of others..50 odd forumites used to turn up for a private forum game at duffs house in Basingstoke...and another couple I can remember in London.

Young guns wanting advice about jacking in Uni to play full time - must be a few "where did it all go wrong" stories out there.

Loads of hot air and testosterone  "my dad can fight your dad"

Those were the boom days...What happened ?...Loads of things..

Became boring playing night after night
Software problems
Rake/fees too high
Everybody got better - edges got smaller


Report Johnny The Guesser June 8, 2015 10:25 PM BST
Just a little story that still makes me smile ..

Back in the day my 6 year old daughter used to like to watch the cards being dealt.. (they used to be dealt 1 at a time)...she used to cheer when the first Ace hit...

Boom - Ace of spades hits...HURRAY!! she screamed excitedly...quickly followed by the 6 of diamonds. She looked at me in disgust,turns and leaves the room..

"Where are you going?" I ask ..

She didn't stop or turn round, just shouted back over her shoulder... "Bad kicker!".
Report barretta June 23, 2015 5:27 PM BST
I remember those good old days, Johnny. There were a few forum team tournaments too. I used to love the old Cryptologic poker site - trying to qualify for the Caribbean poker classic each year.

Betfair killed it when they got greedy and wanted their own Poker room, followed by all the other bookies. Now there are far too many poker rooms and the number of players/games just aren't there. Have to go to Stars/Full Tilt which I find all a bit soulless.

There were so many good threads on here and some top class players posting frequently.
Report Helmuthian Folds June 24, 2015 5:22 PM BST
The forum has unfortunately mirrored the path of Betfair Poker... 

The mistakes Betfair made year after year on their poker product are in some cases of staggering ineptitude.

Betfair Poker could easily have been the third largest poker room on the net but so many early open goals were missed and too many of their own feet were shot.  To see what the mighty Betfair Poker has now become fills me with sadness.
Report Ovalman. June 27, 2015 8:42 PM BST
This forum was never a place to discuss poker, it was always about who had the biggest ego.

Helmuthian Folds is correct, Betfair purchased flawed software with a decent userbase. I said at the time, they should have developed their own software from the bottom up and used the Pokerchamps players for liquidity. They could have surpassed Stars and Full Tilt with the right stability and support. iirc Betfair had resizeable windows before any other site. It wasn't much but it was innovative. It also didn't take long for other sites to implement the same.

In fairness they threw money at us and we honestly didn't know how easy it was. I was rock type (although still a bit looser than 5LEEPWALKER lol) and still made a decent profit. Only when I moved to Stars and had to redeposit did I know that it was a lot easier on Pokerchamps. A $1.50 game on Stars is now a higher standard than a $20 game ever was on Betfair Pokerchamps.

Nowadays we have tracking software, ICM tools, and many other bits of software to help our games. You either have to move with the times or give up. New markets open all the time though and fish are still fish.

I still play Betfair a lot, I think there's massive value even though I-Poker sucks for support and userability. I love the game even more than ever but I've worked very hard on it and I use some of the tools I mentioned above. I still make decent pocket money from the game so the game is still beatable.
Report PatraTheCat November 14, 2015 4:57 PM GMT

Suárez             Aguero              Messi

James                                  Vidal

Marcelo      T Silva   Godin         Advincula

                  C Bravo
Report stu May 7, 2016 10:04 AM BST
Poker itself is dying a rightful death, so probably just this place reflects that - the game is an awful degenerate waste of time for most players, so RIP poker in general (IMHO)
Report wingdings2 May 10, 2016 11:51 PM BST
Well, that's that then! Time to take up GO
Report casemoney June 6, 2016 8:53 PM BST
Forum was a Larf the Midnight Express game would always have a few us of in ,usually Half Pished Cool

Some mad rantings in the middle of the Night etc Happy

lot of people Fell out with some nasty outcomes ,Squiddy was a Pedo and arrested, and the other
fellow who mugged some others for about 100 bags with his football investment scheme Sad
Report boxingthefox June 22, 2017 7:01 PM BST
Report Brain Lab Rat June 23, 2017 11:07 PM BST

I just reopened my frozen account, so please don't fold just yet.
Report milo222 June 29, 2017 9:11 PM BST
I simply don't understand why all the Betting firms use this useless system for their poker?
I went on this morning and there's no Super turbo's and hardly any Turbos.
There were 5 tornys already going and about 100 players over the 5 tornys!
Who wants to sit there all day playing a $1/$10 slow torny all day-no thanks
Boring useless rubbish games that take 2 days to complete.
I just don't understand i-poker changing from some quite good software to this rubbish, why would you commit poker suicide like this, they must know no-one is playing?
Why not go back to the old system.
Report aasbff July 9, 2017 7:28 PM BST
I agree 100% milo222.

What was the software used before ipoker? Whatever it was, I certainly liked it better than the dross they have now!
Report The Leopard July 19, 2017 1:03 AM BST
Anyone know what happened to Punterz ( Lee Clifford ) ?

Interesting guy....if not a bit obsessive
Report The Leopard July 19, 2017 1:04 AM BST
I liked his massive self-belief.
Report The Leopard July 19, 2017 1:07 AM BST
Was pretty clued up on most poker related stuff.
Report akabula July 20, 2017 10:49 PM BST
Was a big winner on here.
Think he fell foul of bf over some abuse of r4keback rules during a promotion.
Report The Leopard August 5, 2017 8:08 PM BST
Googled him on internet....he has vanished Scared
Report The Leopard August 5, 2017 8:08 PM BST
^Apologies..... a bit tautological
Report akabula August 9, 2017 11:20 PM BST
Looked back and page 68 has posts covering 1 week whilst this page covers more than 2 years.
Think that answers the OPs question.
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