As a Maryland resident, after Black Friday, it became nearly impossible to fund any type of on-line poker account. Even sites like Sportsbook.com no longer accepted deposits from Maryland. Accordingly, I had been out of on-line action for quite some time.
However, recently, thanks to Poker Meister's (https://lowstakeshands.blogspot.com/) suggestion, I've been playing a bit of online poker again on Seals With Clubs (https://sealswithclubs.eu/aff.php?aff=187). It utilizes "bitcoins" rather than cash money (if anyone is interested in joining, I believe Poker Meister has a link on his page, and perhaps he gets some "sign-up" credit if you register from there . . .).
Anyway, it's fantastic to have the frustration of Internet poker back in my life. Thus far, I've been playing only the hourly free-rolls on the site, trying to build up enough chips to transition to cash. The most recent tournament I played, I quickly went from the 1,500 starting stack to 5,600. Then I woke up with AA. A limper, a raise to $250, and Pete re-raises to $750. Limper calls, and original raiser three bets to $2,300. I shove. Limper goes all in for a few hundred more, and raiser calls. Here are the hands:
Flop: 6(h) J(h) 2(h).
Um. Cool. Well, the side pot is still in play.
Online poker is SOOOOOOO fucken rigged!!!!