The check raise is one of the most misunderstood plays in poker. Weak players despise it, regulars fear it, but sharks embrace it! If you play enough poker you will find some players will absolutely lose their minds if they continuously get check raised. There is something especially frustrating about putting chips in the pot and then watching your opponent snatch them from you repeatedly. Weaker opponents will tend to snap in rather dramatic fashion, and sometimes you can even get a good player to lose their cool. We’ve talked about check-raising before when Cinch wrote about it, but I thought I would throw my 2 cents in :). Btw, it seems my latest article on PokerStars VIP Changes has really struck a cord because players are super pissed at them. I am really curious to see what comes of all this.
PokerStars VIP changes 2016 are significant and they are one sided – players are being screwed! Yep, I said it. PokerStars has displayed absolutely zero regard for the interests of their regular players since they were taken over by Amaya Gaming. Is this surprising? No. The fact of the matter is that PokerStars runs a private business and they can do whatever the heck they please. However, the fact of the matter is that nobody has to use their service either. In light of recent changes (which I will cover in more detail later), I hope that all regular players will leave PokerStars. PokerStars has abused the trust they build up over years with players, they have broken their word, and they have displayed a contemptuous lack of respect for many individuals who were fantastic clients of theirs for years. For those of you who still struggle to take PokerStars name in vain (due to years of built up loyalty), just remember it is really Amaya that is hosing you down. PokerStars is simply dead, PokerStars no longer exists, PokerStars has become a pathetic brand that will be cannibalized so Amaya Gaming can squeeze every last dollar out of players pockets. Frankly, PokerStars is dead to me and I hope to you as well… I wrote a special little ballad for them at the end of this article so be sure to check that out. Now lets get down and dirty with the details.