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  1. Yamagata

    Questions & Answers

    This last spring calendar event was very disappointing. I received bronze tickets almost daily. The message on the calendar screen was collect more chests daily to grow your reward. Well, I received another bronze chest on the last day of the calendar event. I did not miss a single day. So, what is "grow your reward" all about?
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    Feature requests

    Reading your post, I do not understand why you are here. I learned how to play poker by watching people play at the bay area poker rooms in the 1970s. One of the players there was TJ Cloutier whose name appears on one of the PC poker programs.
  3. I own movies six of the movies on DVD: 1,2,3,6,9,10. I have seen six of the movies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. I have started 9 and 10 many times, but cannot get through the beginning of the movies. Something about the movies just does not capture my interest - boring? Poker/21 Movies that I own on DVD and have seen are Molly's Game, High Roller: The Stu Unger Story, The Gambler (2014), and Shade (2003). I think that Molly's Game should be in the top 10 list. It has a screen play written by Aaron Sorkin and stars Jessica Chastain. I have not seen a movie with either of those two names that I did not like. With both names associated with the same movie, it can only be a winner and it is. The Gambler (2014) with Mark Wahlberg is a remake of The Gambler (1974) with James Caan. People say that the original is better than the remake, but I have seen the original and I cannot remember the movie. The remake has an all star cast and that is partly why it is memorable for me. It has Jessica Lange in one of her best roles of her later career. It also has George Kennedy in his final role. It also has John Goodman in a very good character actor role. He plays the no nonsense aged character who has seen it all and through his eyes I understand what the entire movie and life for some people is all about. The final scene is cathartic and for me that was worth sitting through all of the agony of all that happened before. I have to say that I wanted to leave the room when Jessica Lange's character left the movie in complete disgust. But, the ending of the movie and the final sequence made it worth while for me. The Stu Unger Story is worth watching. I know people like him in everyday life. As for Shade, it is another forgettable movie.
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    Feature requests

    It would be nice to be able just to watch the players with 15 to 17 Billion play poker. I thought that would be instructive, until I started seeing that one of the players in the top 3 is on a team with 39 players with less than 2 million chips. And, this team has ranked in the team standing 1 through 5th place a number of times. Something is going on... I can see where people would not like other people to see what they are doing to place high in the team standings, if they are manipulating the game to get these trophies. What is good is that I can befriend these people, if they accept, and go to their tables and see what is happening. It is just that I play League of Legends and they have a spectator mode, where you can watch people play tournament matches. This is both educational and entertaining.
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    Feature requests

    I think that more thought should go into the mechanics of the animation of the hats. One of the new hats, when the owner wins, it looks like the dog is trying to lick its butt. Also the bird hats, I have observed birds for decades. When the hat owner wins, it looks like the bird is enjoying an orgasm as it completes mating. Although, this might be what the animator wanted, because for some it is an orgasmic experience to win. But these new dog hats are gross. I am waiting to be able to purchase a cat hat.
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    Royal poker

    Okay guys, the best thing to do is to take a picture of the screen and post it hear that shows the inconsistency. When in doubt, snap a picture. That is what I do when trouble happens at the table. Make sure to take a picture after hitting the icon that shows the last hand card result. That is plenty of time to do that, because you can do it up to when the next hand completes. Matter of fact, post the picture here for this problem. Good Luck!
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    royal poker all in on a table straight

    When I am in a team competition for chests, I do not care about money. I am trying to get 10,000 points for myself and add to the total to get to the 8th chest for the team. So, I will go all in to get the maximum 87 points. I drop about 10 million in these team chest competitions. I only get it back if I get an UltraSpin with a Diamond 8th chest. I average 30 million chips from an Ultraspin, so I am up 20 million. For you guys that are not on a team, that is your choice to play at the table during a team challenge. Just understand what is going on and why players like me will invariably go all in with a straight on the board.
  8. Yamagata

    New 2019 Spring Calendar

    I played the "Play 40 games" calendar day today. I ended up with a "Silver Ticket" at its completion. It was more grueling trying to win 20 hands while trying to get team points, than playing 40 games not during a team competition. The other calendar challenges seemed to reward you with larger prizes if you had to win large number of games, rather than just play so many games.
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    Feature requests

    i hope I am posting to the right place. I was wondering if you could add a feature where you could tell you the opponents IP address when you look at their profile. The reason I ask for this is that I have been playing the Royal Poker Table in Vegas. There were two players at the table, one was named "Something" Sam and the other Sam. They were raising the pots each hand. One of them would drop out after betting up the pot, but it caused me to call to stay in when I had a good hand. Then I started looking at them. They both had the same hat and bling and they both had about the same level, started their accounts within days of each other and they were both from Norway. I than said "I smell a rat." No Response. I then said, "Someone is playing two accounts." No response. They continued to bet up the pots with only one of them playing to the end. I just left the room at that point. I would guess people who this would figure out how to use proxy servers, but it would make it a little more tiresome to do this type of cheating. This guy did not seem to mind being suspect anyway. It would make it more apparent when people do this to us players that suspect something is up.
  10. Can someone tell me why when I completed the 2nd day calendar challenge, I and others only received a bronze ticket? This seems to be a slap in the face. I had to win 20 poker games to see the prize, a bronze ticket that gave me 15,000 dollars.
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    Feature requests

    I hope the new daily and weekly quests do not mean that the calendar daily challenges will go away. I really like these since you guys did the World Cup Calendar. My Team is FC Bayern and that calendar made all the difference for members of my team.
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    Tracking Friends

    The added feature of gifting everyone at once and accepting gifts from everyone at once, really helped in getting people to give. It made it much faster for me to give. Now, I spend more time making spread sheets to figure out who is active by tracking money and hearts for players. This game gets easier and easier to use. The only thing is that the tables get harder and harder to win hands as the players get better. Royal Poker, the players did not know what they were doing, so I was able to win points. Now, I get cleaned out one out of 4 times I go all in. Thank you for making this a great place to play against challenging opponents. Also, the team challenge is great, because it makes people work together. Thank you for providing this site and for the continued work on it to make it interesting to log on each day.
  13. I recently sent individual messages of Christmas Greetings and Happy New Year to all 198 of my poker buddies. Is there someway to streamline this? It took me close to a half hour to do this, and what I was doing was pasting the text into the message area. I did customize some of the message, because some of the people I am very friendly with and have text with them. For those people, I could post the general message and follow up with customized comments. I just want to know if there is an easier way and if not, can this become a feature of the buddy chat system. Of course there should be restrictions like people spamming ads to their buddies. This would be self limiting, because I would unfriend anyone that did that to me. The team message board worked great for sending these season greetings and increased morale for our team. Happy New Year 2019!
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    Questions & Answers

    The problem was self-limiting. The people could not survive without the handouts, were not willing to spend cash on chips and have stopped playing. Since they are off of my team and I unfriended them, I have no idea if they restarted playing. I am curious. What kind of moderation can be done in the new messaging system. I get messages while playing at the tables and could see where this could be a distraction. In the case above, the people were using both private and team message boards to beg for chips. I really enjoy GOP3. I log in every single day of the week, month and year. I like the friendliness of the environment. My team sent Merry Xmas and Happy New Year messages in all of the languages of the players on our team. I have poker buddies that remain active and friendly for close to 3 years. I hope that this all continues.
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    The bottom banner appears at random!

    Thank you so much for this reply and solving our problem. The chat suggestions, though, are good to have and I like the ability to use them.