Online For Fun
Xervean, Dec 01 2013
The last few months I've been missing poker a lot. I tried playing chess pretty hardcore but it really wasn't doing it for me. I decided to put some money on a site that has good reviews on 2+2. Here are my November results. I managed to play 40k hands and it went pretty well. The plan is to keep grinding 100nl for another week or two and then try out 200nl. I'll post an update when I hit 100k hands.
Lock Poker Scam
Xervean, May 02 2013
I just read some very disturbing threads on 2+2 about Lock Poker.
The cliff notes are basically that they lost a ton of player funds in the Cyprus Banking crisis and are virtually cash broke. As a result they are emailing people who received p2p transfers and telling them that they will not be able to cash the money out. There are also transcripts from Lock Support stating that there is no amount players can play to be eligible for cashing out if they received transfers.
APR 27, 2013 | ***PM EDT
Thank you for your reply, there are no wagering requirements; player transfers are ineligible for payouts. Should you require any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.
All our best,
CSR, Lock Security"
So yeah basically the site is a huge scam and they are trying to stop all cashouts so they can get enough fresh deposits to somehow save their site. FTP all over again basically except on a smaller scale. I was fortunate enough to cashout 2k from the site last year. I left like 1k on the site in case I felt like playing poker at some point in the future. Hopefully I can get the money off the site.. keeping my fingers crossed. I knew the risk when I deposited so this isn't like a big surprise or anything.
I am somewhat optimistic because I saw a blog post from MDoranD on card runners that he just received a cashout from Lock like last week. Also I never received a transfer on the site.. I just deposited and then ran it up. Oh well we will see what happens. If you still have money on Lock you better cashout ASAP!
Xervean, Jun 17 2012
I've been trying out 50NL on the new Lock Poker revolution network. It feels absolutely fantastic to be grinding online again. I've been playing 4-6 tables and feel like I have a large edge in the game. Playing so much live poker has helped me discover the fold button... which is pretty important IMO!
I'm not sure how much of a roll I want to keep on the site. I would like to grind 100NL but not so sure I want to keep 4-5k on there. I realize it is a big risk to even be playing online in the USA right now. The main reason I'm doing it is to keep my game sharp and to test myself against good players. I guess making decent money is a plus too. I guess all I can do is cross my fingers and hope the cashout goes through when the time comes. From what I have read it is taking about 2 months and requires countless e-mails to the support team.
Here are the results so far. Running good and playing good!