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    BYE donks

    All done - clearly all too stupid to read the topic for what it is. Bunch of wanna be pros & all donk defenders.

    Bye

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    Re: A NEW SITE THAT SCREENS OUT DONKS!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dabne
    Well, that's my dream - what's yours??
    Probably playing at a site full of people who want to play at a site that screens out donks?

    (so long as the screening is deemed accurate by same people)
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    Re: A NEW SITE THAT SCREENS OUT DONKS!

    It isn't hard to identify a donk.

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    Re: A NEW SITE THAT SCREENS OUT DONKS!

    My dream is to play at that site full of donks!
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    Re: A NEW SITE THAT SCREENS OUT DONKS!

    you want to play at a site that screens out the bad players (i,e, the players that good players make money from)...

    seems to me you havent quite got your head around how poker works....

    good luck
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    Re: A NEW SITE THAT SCREENS OUT DONKS!

    I used to think I knew what Bingo was before I started playing poker.

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    Re: A NEW SITE THAT SCREENS OUT DONKS!

    The other night someone called my AI shove on the river with A8o for a bare A high - fortunately I had a set

    Why would anyone not want that??!!!
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    Re: A NEW SITE THAT SCREENS OUT DONKS!

    What you are not getting is the difference between a bluffer and a donk. I was at a cash table a few nights ago and we had a loose canon donk playing all kinds of fool hands and he was hitting lucky. I made a $2.00 pre flop raise with Ak to shake him off but he called with a 5-7 off suit. That's a donk - OH YA - I hit 2 pair but he beat me with a str.

    That's a donk. Sure sometimes you can beat em but the frustrating part is they hit more than not. Donks are people who play with crap cards & don't screen their hands. They like to play bingo & see what hits. Sure - I've knocked out many too but the poker sites are flooded with them and now its near impossible to sit in on a a good game, cash or tournament.

    As for your calling A-8, you had a 50-50 chance and you took a chance and won. That has nothing to do with a donk.

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    Re: A NEW SITE THAT SCREENS OUT DONKS!

    Quote Originally Posted by the_hawk
    Quote Originally Posted by Dabne
    Well, that's my dream - what's yours??
    Probably playing at a site full of people who want to play at a site that screens out donks?

    (so long as the screening is deemed accurate by same people)
    A spawny git like you would never fulfil the entrance criteria.

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    Re: A NEW SITE THAT SCREENS OUT DONKS!

    Dabne.... no offence but you really do not understand poker.... the players you are complaining about are the ones you make money from... seriously... it is that simple... if you are not making money of them then I am afraid to say that you are not a good poker player....

    that is all
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    Re: A NEW SITE THAT SCREENS OUT DONKS!

    Your the one not getting it. The point is ONLINE poker has gone for crap because every one & his dog is getting in on the game and there is no screening or control. Absolutely anyone can sign up & play and the donks now grossly outnumber the serious players. I can handle one or two at a table no problem but, not when more than half at the table are skewing the game towards bingo.

    When that happens its pure hit & miss odds on every hand. You think your so hot that you can knock out a table of donks online? I highly doubt it. At a real table anyone could but, online, they are impossible to read.

    I want a site where real poker with skilled players take it seriously. It's not complicated.

    You made your point and thats fine. Lets leave it at that.

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    Re: A NEW SITE THAT SCREENS OUT DONKS!

    This thread makes me simultaneously nostalgic and sad.

    Dabne, the problem you have is that most of us played when online poker was really full of donks. It was a license to print money. I would sell Pauli's left hand to have those kind of tables again. The point people are trying to make is that if you are having trouble beating players because they are bad, you are making some very serious mistakes and have some very serious misunderstandings about poker. I understand that taking bad beats is frustrating sometimes, but you should focus on trying to learn what you did wrong in those hands. Perhaps you might find that you could have lost a little less when they get those lucky hands. More importantly, you will almost certainly find that you could have made more than you did on hands you won against those donks.

    So my dream would be that you could have your site that eliminates those donks. However, they would all be relocated to a site that accepts Americans whose government found better things to do with their time and I could outdonk the folks you sent my way.

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    Re: A NEW SITE THAT SCREENS OUT DONKS!

    Quote Originally Posted by nsidestrate
    This thread makes me simultaneously nostalgic and sad.

    Dabne, the problem you have is that most of us played when online poker was really full of donks. It was a license to print money. I would sell Pauli's left hand to have those kind of tables again. The point people are trying to make is that if you are having trouble beating players because they are bad, you are making some very serious mistakes and have some very serious misunderstandings about poker. I understand that taking bad beats is frustrating sometimes, but you should focus on trying to learn what you did wrong in those hands. Perhaps you might find that you could have lost a little less when they get those lucky hands. More importantly, you will almost certainly find that you could have made more than you did on hands you won against those donks.

    So my dream would be that you could have your site that eliminates those donks. However, they would all be relocated to a site that accepts Americans whose government found better things to do with their time and I could outdonk the folks you sent my way.
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    Re: A NEW SITE THAT SCREENS OUT DONKS!

    Quote Originally Posted by kinnipak
    You need a vacation...
    I might need a vacation from my vacation.

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    Clearly sage advice from a donk.

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