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Paul Campanella    (2012-03-05)
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Personally, I think that a person should be allowed to have more than 50 poker games running at once.

I think it's unfair for people to be banned from playing in new tournaments just because they have too many old games running due to the fact that some people take forever to make a move and others purposely will delay to make any more at all in a losing game.

What does everyone else think?

Stephane Legrand    (2012-03-05 20:40:58)
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Why not resolving before the other problems that you mentioned : too many time to play a poker game ...

Thibault de Vassal    (2012-03-05 20:50:17)
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I agree with Stephane... by the way if you search the forum you'll find the reasons why we limited the number to 50, I think that it would be a very bad idea to change that.

Heinz-Georg Lehnhoff    (2012-03-05 21:00:43)
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As fas as I remember the change was made for chess games. And there (including Go) I absolutely agree. Poker is a completely different category of games. Here no long time-consuming analyzes are needed. So why not allow more than 50 games? No one forced to play so many games.

Thibault de Vassal    (2012-03-05 21:11:22)
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We added this rule for poker mainly because we had massive forfeits when this was possible to play more games.

But we did not find a good rule to limit the time for each game yet :/

Thibault de Vassal    (2012-03-05 21:21:40)
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Anyway it is also possible to play bullet games...

Paul Campanella    (2012-03-06 17:06:47)
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Can we please add some kind of a time limit rule for poker games that we can all agree on?

Paul Campanella    (2012-03-06 17:13:22)
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Keeping games running so long is a detrement to everyone!

For example, it is unfair to be denied admission to a new poker tournament just because a player has over 50 games running, when some of those games started over a year ago and people take forever to make moves or purposely delay moving in certain games due to the fear of losing rating points.

I have a fair proposal that I would like to make...

"If the poker game(s) started over one calendar year ago, then it should not count toward the 50 game limit".

Does anyone agree or disagree? Or perhaps someone has a better suggestion about the time frame? I am curious to know what people think about this.

Thibault de Vassal    (2012-03-06 17:48:01)
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Very good idea, Paul !

I think I'll make such an update soon...

Paul Campanella    (2012-03-06 20:55:20)
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Thank you, Thibault.

I am glad that you like it! :)

Don Groves    (2012-03-07 05:51:00)
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That's a good rule but I'd rather see games over one year old adjudicated with the leader declared the winner. This applies also to Chess. It is incomprehensible to me why one game should take that long.

Another good rule would be to prohibit very slow players from entering more than a certain small number of tournaments.

George Clement    (2012-03-07 16:56:47)
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I also think that would be a good rule for chess, to adjudicate the games over 1 year old. Disagree about prohibits on the slow players though. That would lead to many problems.

Heinz-Georg Lehnhoff    (2012-03-07 18:27:21)
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I like Paul's idea of special counting the number of running game. This eliminates 5 of my games.

But I hope, that the idea to estimate poker games, will not be implemented. That is not a solution of the problem.

In some of my games my opponent and I can move only once per day, because we have a different rhythm of life. My opponents are playing in the morning and I at night. So we are online rarely at the same time. Furthermore, my games often last longer than 1000 moves. Therefore, it is only natural that these games take a long time. I don't like that these games will be estimated after a year.

Thibault de Vassal    (2012-03-07 21:48:29)
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Don, it would be easy to manipulate such a rule... most important is to avoid any human (referee) intervention in the results. We have to find something better. Paul's idea is a first step.

Paul Campanella    (2012-03-07 22:05:46)
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Hopefully my idea will be put into practice soon! :)

Paul Campanella    (2012-03-07 22:12:02)
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I also think that not counting games that are over 6 months could be an appropriate time frame as well.

Or would people rather have 1 year?

What does everyone think?

Thibault de Vassal    (2012-03-07 23:02:18)
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I'm not sure yet, both seem fine to me, I prefer round numbers though. It shouldn't be possible to accumulate too many games, the idea is only that fast players can always play with other fast players... any opinion?

Scott Nichols    (2012-03-07 23:49:50)
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Freestyle poker! 9 players at one table, last one left wins the points! :)

Don Groves    (2012-03-08 06:07:01)
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I second that, Scott !

Thibault de Vassal    (2012-03-10 16:57:59)
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That would be funny too but that's what offer any other poker site.

Paul Campanella    (2012-03-15 16:37:05)
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9 players at 1 table sounds great!