Jul 29 2007

Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

Published by at 11:31 am under Poker

I recently signed up for a Cake Poker account. It’s been all the rage over many of the poker communities due to what seem to be soft games. There is lots of speculation as to why the games seem to be good. Leading the pack with these, is that poker tracker does not work on the Cake network (That issue is apparently due to a lack of timestamps on the hand histories). Then, of course, is the fact that it’s small network and multitabling the mid-high stakes games just isn’t possible to the extent that some would like since there isn’t even that many tables running of them. There are more than plenty for the small stakes that I’m playing though ($50nl to $100nl). What helps me at my stakes is the difficulty of depositing since the loss of neteller to prevent many of the small stakes US players from migrating to Cake. Most of these people are stuck on sites where they already have money and will probably stay there until a big change happens on the online poker landscape.

What convinced me to move was my ineffectiveness on Full Tilt lately, but wanted to be able to play at a rakeback site to go along with stars. And since the rakeback at Cake is a full 6% more than it was at Full Tilt, it seemed like a good choice for that as well.

I still haven’t played much at the site and didn’t run particularly well over the couple hundred hands I played there, but considering the hands I was dealt, I think I am very lucky to only be down half a buy in. I was getting a lot of 2 pair running into made gutshots and such. The few big hands I got didn’t get any action so that didn’t help either. I’m not complaining, these runs happen and as I’ve said, I feel optimistic that I only lost half a buy in here. I do hope the network does get larger, so I may start promoting it on my site. Who know, I might big up some referrals too which would be nice. And to be honest, I hope that they don’t fix the issues with PT. It that does indeed help with the game quality, then I would gladly live without it. Hell, I lived profitably without poker tracker for a year and a half, I no reservations about going back to that.

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2 Responses to “Have Your Cake and Eat It Too”

  1. Scotton 30 Jul 2007 at 1:49 pm

    Neteller began releasing funds today. That is a whole lot of $ that is coming back into the poker community.

  2. Anthonyon 30 Jul 2007 at 9:30 pm

    It will take a bit for that to get back into the poker community. But yeah, that might help.

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