not happy with HM2
chiam_ace, Nov 03 2011
Since I started relatively late in poker I got my HM1 after May thus eligible for a free upgrade to HM2,I thought to myself uhhh why not right.
Asides from the obvious issues that most people have pointed out eg. lag, bloated, seating preference problems, etc, I kept trying to find where the heck do I find the live tracker which keeps track of my hands played and winnings/losses. For HM1 this is the little Table Manager icon sitting at the system tray, where the hands and winnings pop out when your mouse pointer hovers over it.
And it caused me to tilt away 1.5 BIs, and I stopped playing after that.
Guess I'll be sticking back to HM1 for the time being :/
Long overdue hello
chiam_ace, Sep 26 2011
Hi guys I decided that after lurking around here for almost 2-3 months since I started playing poker (tl.net since 2002), might as well start posting.
Briefly something about me: I've been playing competitive SC:BW, winning some local tournaments nothing huge, mediocre player on various SC ladders earlier and played some SC2 too (mid diamond but stopped playing many months ago). Since then I've cannot maintain the interest in competitive gaming anymore as it seriously takes a lot of effort and the rewards are mentally-satisfying at best.
Started playing poker about 2 months ago, remembering that Pokerstrategy sponsored TSL before and got down some basics from there. However I don't really like the community there as it was not as close-knit and commercialized. I still visit their site regularly though. However generally I like to read everything here in LP since it's mostly consist of ex-sc players which I can easily relate to. My bankroll currently stands at around $300 (deposited $50 twice and worked from there) and I'm now playing NL10 on Party. Planning to learn and improve as I always did from here and pokerstrategy until my bankroll can afford a membership from one of the training sites in the future.
A lot of people might tell me starting poker these days aren't worth it anymore and it's harder than ever to be a winning player. Although that might be a good cause of concern, I still think the game is fun and mentally challenging, encourages self-discipline and control, and if I could be a mediocre winning player - why not