Monday, July 24, 2006

Top Five Sites for Ring Play

For those of you in Ann Arbor, MI., ring play is your standard poker game. It could be fixed limit betting, pot limit betting or no limit betting. If you lose your initial buy-in, you can always re-load your chips. In other words - this is non-tournament poker.

Now some of you are saying to yourself, "Why did Nik use a whole paragraph to explain the obvious?" Well, many people have just found poker recently and all they know is no - limit tournament poker. So you have to explain the other type so they can understand the diferences between games.

My criteria for being a 'best' ring play site is basically 'lots of players'. You want to be able to change tables, limits, game types - plus get into a game quickly. Here, bigger is better! The bigger the site, the quicker you can play and the better selection of games you will have.

1. Poker Stars - Not the biggest site, but almost. Good variety of games.
2. Party Poker - The biggest site, but limits start at .50/$1. A little rough for some beginners, but if you got the cash - this site has the most players.
3. Absolute Poker or Bo Dog Poker - tied for third. Good variety of games and enough players to find action and new tables.
4. Paradise Poker - nice software
5. Full Tilt Poker and Ultimate Bet Poker - These sites are different, but use similar looking software.

I know I actually listed seven sites here, but after #1 and #2, they were all about even.

16 comments:

beerhog said...

mike,

got your voice mail sunday night. i was playing in an outing up in belaire. keep me in mind for future opening though. also give me some time to make it happen. i need a couple of days to butter up the wife.......

hog

beerhog said...

when is the next game.

Anonymous said...

top 5 sites why do you have 7 listed

Nik Faldo said...

Anon, I think I said at the bottom of the site that I knew it was seven I listed.
It just was not a big enough difference to separate the last five sites.

Beerhog, as far as the next game - I am still waiting for suggested dates from the guys.

If I don't get some soon, I will just have to go with one.

beerhog said...

any weekend except the 26th.....

Nik Faldo said...

26th is out for NPP also (golf outing, right Fourputt? F-in Timmer Open).
So, everyone, pick from the other dates in August.

TOLLY said...

NPP represents again...

Tolly finished in top 3 of 31 players in a rewards pt tourney to qualify for the 1.5K guaranteed omaha hi lo, finished 5th out of 67 players to win a very nice amt for 2.5 hrs this evening. AP is a bunch of donkeys 747 and I are tearing up the .25c NL hold em tables.

7forty7 said...

Sweeeeeeet!
Just finished first in a 7 stud tourney. Won 14x my entry fee. NPP going strong on AP. Great job Tolly, wtg.

Any date is good for me for next game. Just pick one and I'll be there. :)

7forty7

Nik Faldo said...

WTG Guys!!!!

I will name an August date soon!

Anonymous said...

Aug 12th works for me.

Herbavor

Maggie Wright said...

Nik, just got your comments. Enjoyed playing with you at Bugsy and will link you as well.

Maggie Wright said...

Nik, was just at lq and tried to leave a comment but kept getting "spam" wor note - I was typing in the right word - but wasn't recognizing it. However, great site and I'll link both of yours as well. Also, will read more of lq tomorrow when I have time. PS - I just mentioned you in my blog - good conversation. Maggie Wright - conservative for life.

beerhog said...

mike,

are you making up new friends again? we like you man. no need to pretend you have friends outside the poker palace!

so the 12th it is.

Fourputt said...

I pass. NPP is too difficult for me to hang there. I stand a better chance online.

I do hope to get Nik to go to the casino this Friday but the birthday boy wants to golf instead.

Oh well, it's his 55th birthday and his wish is MY command

Nik Faldo said...

Killing me fourputt! I think I had fishing in there in the morning but you have to breast feed your rugrat at that time.

Fourputt, can you give Maggie some advice to stop her problem of not being able to comment on LQ?

Let's try for the 12th guys.

BTW, my brother, Butch finished 11th in a Poker Stars freeroll out of 6000! He finished 360th out of 1500 in the money tourney he qualified for.

Anonymous said...

since when does 360th out of 600 get a plug on here