Survivor Poker Results

Hamsammick

Member

I'm having trouble understanding the Survivor Poker tournament results. 
If you are the last man standing at a table (win a table) that's a score of 5 correct? If i'm wrong, then the rest of this is incorrect.

I timed several tables...as well as played for a ridiculous amount of time ....over 36 hours on and off Friday night into Sunday AM.
It takes anywhere from 20-25 minutes or more for a table to be played, that includes free tables where people play more loosely i believe. And very often the last two players can go on for a long time as well. A few times i and one other person battled for nearly 30 minutes.
And most of the time, we can't just go to a table and start....we shout out for other players to join ...and that takes some time.  Obviously during the day is less waiting than late night.
I think it's safe to say it's nearly impossible to win any more than 3 tables per hour, being the last man standing in all.
So if you can win 3 tables in 1 hour (last man standing in all 3).....That's a score of 15 correct?

That means in order to get a score of 400, it would almost be equivalent to 26 hours of playing, winning every table @ 3 tables per hour.  26 hours @15 per hour = 390 score.
Or, 2 days with 13 hours of playing, winning every one of the tables. And there's other ways to calculate it, but you get the idea.

I did not see anyone with this amazing ability, and did not hear anyone talking about the amazing players. 
Maybe it's my lack of understanding something...idk.
Thanks.

Last edited by Hamsammick (16 Jan 2017 04:03)

Smokescreen_5

Member

I haven't played in a poker tournament yet so I can't answer for sure.  I've played a few times in poker but just to play poker, not for the event.  Alot of times, I see people going all in right away to make the games go by faster. Either they win and beat out a few people or they lose and go to the next table and go all in just to try to rack up as many points as they can.  Essentially the people go all in right away and say if they knock out 3 people in the first play, but lose the second time, they just gained 3 points.  Move on to the next table, do the same thing, another 3 points right away.. bam they now have 6 points in 5 minutes.  They continuously do this and rack up about 20-30 points an hour.  That is depending on how lucky they are.  Of course this doesn't always happen and I can't recommend it, but it happens.  Then again you could go all in every single time and lose every time and waste 50,000 chips and have 0 points.


Hamsammick

Member

Smokescreen_5 wrote

I haven't played in a poker tournament yet so I can't answer for sure.  I've played a few times in poker but just to play poker, not for the event.  Alot of times, I see people going all in right away to make the games go by faster. Either they win and beat out a few people or they lose and go to the next table and go all in just to try to rack up as many points as they can.  Essentially the people go all in right away and say if they knock out 3 people in the first play, but lose the second time, they just gained 3 points.  Move on to the next table, do the same thing, another 3 points right away.. bam they now have 6 points in 5 minutes.  They continuously do this and rack up about 20-30 points an hour.  That is depending on how lucky they are.  Of course this doesn't always happen and I can't recommend it, but it happens.  Then again you could go all in every single time and lose every time and waste 50,000 chips and have 0 points.


Yes, I dealt with that and took it into consideration.  Online it's often called 'bully poker' and it's one of the reasons i suggested a couple limit tables in suggestions.
But i'm also 50 years old, and have been playing poker since a kid....and know that like most bullies, they fall flat on their face.
And the pro's say the same thing, calling it the best way to lose.

http://www.europokerpro.com/strategy/go … -pre-flop/

http://www.betus.com.pa/sports-betting/ … -the-flop/

I've probably won more with a 3 5 than a pair of aces in holdem.
I play every hand, throwing nothing away. Any pair can win. I only throw them away when someone goes all in...or i need to hit the rest room lol.

During this past weekend,  I sat back and waited for the bullies to fail....95% of the time they were gone after a couple hands. I even joked and said...'can we play cards now?' Granted, some do better than others....but still fail eventually. (how many times can you flip a coin and always win?) As I said....I played marathon style during this tournament....over 36 straight hours, taking some time off occasionally to get away and play some slots so i didn't burn out on holdem.....but i'd say i spent 85% of those over 36 hours playing poker. If i would have encountered that much bullying or people who just kept winning tables, i would have walked away. That was not the case.

I don't think it would be too hard for admin to look at the time spent online vs the quickest possible ways of winning and take a good look at it. If someone was only online for a total of 10-16 hours during the tournament....could they possibly be in the 300's?

And if so....we need to fund them and send them to Vegas.

What strikes me as unusual, is bully poker is often rampant in free poker. It's not too common where people have to pay for their chips, or spend many hours in the casino to build up.
And just to be clear...this is not me 'crying'. Granted i didn't play my best, but not too bad either. Ranked 55 with a score of 102.
To be repetitive.... that's over 36 hours lol. And during that time i saw many 3-4 people who were there for a good stretch....maybe 12 hours long. But i didn't not see one person there longer than that. Not that i was looking ....but i would have noticed.
If i had played better, or was hot...I could see being in the high 200's....maybe 300 at the very most.  I just don't see how anyone could be anywhere from 350+. Maybe if there were other rooms.....or it were so busy I would never know, and that was not the case.
I've been playing poker online since the dawn of home computing. And something just does not seem right here. And if i had come in very last...I'd still be saying the same thing, it's not about me or my score.

Hamsammick

Member

Smokescreen_5 ....Sorry, I got off point there. I understand what you're saying. But i don't think i've ever seen 3 people knocked out, most of the time it's 1....sometimes 2.  But yeah...I see what you're saying. I thought of the costs of that, because you don't get any chips...just the score.....It would be very costly, but if you get 1.5 million for top prize, plus that virtual accomplishment of being #1...then yes, i guess that may be the best explanation.

And if that is the case....someone needs to look at how the tournaments are structured, or change it to limit poker.
Those who sit and play for hours ( or ridiculous amount of hours in my case lol), should not lose to those who quickly bully their way through.

Silly me for playing legit poker with proper etiquette. Online gaming huh? lol there's always a hole somewhere.

Hamsammick

Member

If nobody else has any answers to this, I'll move it along to suggestions.

Smokescreen_5

Member

Of course I like to play a game like it should be played instead of seeing somebody come on and go all in right away.  Then again I usually do that on the Free Poker game because I don't ever lose anything.  Only the possibility of gaining 5,000 chips (doesn't matter if theres 3 people or 6 people at the table).  I actually accomplished to win a game once going All In on every single hand.  It doesn't always work but it does at times.  Just like you I'd prefer to actually play the game with slow increases of bets but during the tournament, I see a lot of people doing this hoping to even get a quick point or two in a short time frame.  I've seen where 6 people who knew each other would sit down at 5K poker, and would all go all in, and continuously play over and over during the tournament.  I can't say who would win or get the most points but sometimes its effective.  That way every single play someone gets 5 points right away instead of spending 20-30 minutes to find out who gets 5 points or what have you.