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Comment | Quido commented on #GalfondChallenge

A very unfortunate start to the challenge. This is Phil's graph for the first week. In EV Phil is over 300k down.

9/10th of the challenge is still ahead of us so things can still change. Swings in PLO can be indeed brutal.

Jan. 27, 2020 | 4:06 a.m.

Comment | Quido commented on #GalfondChallenge

Phil was winning until almost the end but then lost a few pots and ended up being slightly under a buy-in.

Day 1: -€72,572.68
Day 2: +€2,615.26
Day 3: -€82,638.02
Day 4: -€17,544.87

Jan. 25, 2020 | 8:14 p.m.

Yeah since I can't play on RIO (location) I didn't figure you can't see them since there is no HUD (HEM auto shows mucked hands).

Jan. 25, 2020 | 8:12 p.m.

Post | Quido posted in Chatter: A suggestion concerning RIO site:

While watching the Galfond challenge I noticed it is quite often even for the commentators difficult to figure out what combination won a hand. Some other sites highlight the cards which made the winning combination like this:

I think that would make the gameplay a lot more pleasant.

Jan. 25, 2020 | 4:32 p.m.

Comment | Quido commented on #GalfondChallenge

Day 4 started roughly 20 minutes ago:

Jan. 25, 2020 | 4:26 p.m.

Jan. 24, 2020 | 9:53 p.m.

Comment | Quido commented on #GalfondChallenge

Day 3 is finished. So far Phil is losing -€152,595.44 overall.

Day 1: -€72,572.68
Day 2: +€2,615.26
Day 3: -€82,638.02

Jan. 24, 2020 | 8:07 p.m.

Comment | Quido commented on #GalfondChallenge

Day 3 just started:

Jan. 24, 2020 | 4:10 p.m.

Comment | Quido commented on #GalfondChallenge

You might be right but both Doug and Phil are friends and Phil even gave a shoutout to his site several times back in the day.

Jan. 24, 2020 | 3:53 a.m.

Comment | Quido commented on #GalfondChallenge

Great James Hudson . I hope someone influential like Joeingram1 or Doug Polk chime in to create some publicity. I think these challenges are a great way to getting people interested in RIO.

Jan. 24, 2020 | 1 a.m.

Comment | Quido commented on Mobius Poker Blog

Tell Nick to come back to RIO, I miss him :D

Jan. 23, 2020 | 11 p.m.

Comment | Quido commented on #GalfondChallenge

Commentators did a good job. Both of them. I would love to see some guests there too though.

Jan. 23, 2020 | 9:50 p.m.

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Jan. 22, 2020 | 8:45 p.m.

Comment | Quido commented on #GalfondChallenge

Day 1 is finished. Phil is around three buy ins down.

Jan. 22, 2020 | 8:42 p.m.

Comment | Quido commented on #GalfondChallenge

Follow the first match against venividi here:

Jan. 22, 2020 | 8:01 p.m.

Tournaments and zoom are needed, then it can truly compete against PS. I also think RIO should add some freerolls for the nubs.

Jan. 17, 2020 | 12:55 a.m.

Comment | Quido commented on Holiday Threadtacular

Great thread. Definitely enjoyed reading these. Good job Sauce.

Jan. 16, 2020 | 12:53 a.m.

I think RIO especially zoom and tournaments more than anything tbh.

Nov. 25, 2019 | 12:33 a.m.

The more people the more complex the tree gets. As far as I know they didn't program the thing to handle more than HU.

Nov. 25, 2019 | 12:29 a.m.

you are a genius

March 13, 2019 | 8:05 p.m.

Or any long sleeve T-Shirts period? It gets quite cold where I live.

Feb. 14, 2019 | 4:05 p.m.

or you can just move a couple of miles

Feb. 6, 2019 | 9:36 p.m.

Are there any public statistics available? I'd want to see how many people are online.

Feb. 6, 2019 | 4:14 p.m.

I like the idea of a rakerace but that would mostly benefits regs since they rake the most. Achievements can be fun, partypoker does have some of that afaik.

Feb. 5, 2019 | 2:05 p.m.

Bingo 123
Of course I know revenue and profit are not the same thing. I also don't consider the fact a company is making a profit as them scamming us. PS's whole strategy however is aimed against the players, they much rather spend millions hiring Neymar and Ronaldo than actually offer real deals. Also Blizzard is much more than just WOW but I can post some numbers I found online:

Blizzard revenue/profit: 1.51b/260m ~17% of their revenue is profit

PS revenue/profit: 411m/131m ~32% of their revenue is profit

And to be honest reality might be even worse as we don't see into the internal things of those two companies but especially the dishonest one (PS).

I can't play anyways, I am from one of those regulated countries. I have nothing against STP, I am only criticizing the amount of net rake which I consider to be too high. It's still a better deal than what PS does so if I could play I would.

Feb. 5, 2019 | 1:45 p.m.

You are so wrong I can't even begin to fathom why would anyone like your comment.

First of all, WOW didn't start with 12 million subs, second of all basically all MMO's cost around 10 bucks per month even the ones that have less than a million subs.

Also Pokerstars had 1.4 billion revenue in 2010, still think we are not talking comparable numbers here? Pokerstars in 2010 = WOW in 2010.

Also why would you even compare online numbers for PS to monthly subs to WOW!?!? How does that make sense? PS most likely had at least 5 million monthly players with that kind of a number online. Also what does that matter anyways? Blizzard had to run servers in like a dozen different locations with customer service in many different languages. Afaik pokesite logistics are way simpler.

One more thing, I googled some of the old numbers of players online (sure many were freerolling) and PS.com + PS.fr + PS.it amounted to around 450k online during their daily peak.

By the way even in 2017 PS made 1.3 billion in revenue.
That is how much they have been scamming us for...

Feb. 5, 2019 | 2:22 a.m.

Nick, what news do you have regarding the situation in the Czech Republic? It's a global liquidity country.

Feb. 4, 2019 | 1:18 p.m.

Good luck, unfortunately I am from one of those countries that won't be able to participate but at least I am hoping RIO makes PS softer.

Feb. 4, 2019 | 4:24 a.m.

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