"Professional" 2NL players dissatisfied with new PokerStars policy

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"Professional" 2NL players dissatisfied with new PokerStars policy

As you may already know, PokerStars have recently deployed their new Buy-in Obligations system across all stakes which will force the so-called "ratholers" to alter their default 40bb strategies in order to fit new requirements, otherwise they will have to wait several hours before being able to rejoin the tables with their beloved 40bb minimum stacks. This measure was taken by PokerStars to reduce the unfair mathematical advantage of the 40bb strategy (and to encourage more rake generation postflop action, perhaps).

So it seemed like every single BSS-adept who naturally hated their MSS counterparts should have loudly praised PokerStars for such a move but... there were some, well, professional (or at least semiprofessional) grinders at the $0.01/$0.02 level who weren't really happy about the changes. The thing is, the tables at 2NL (and 5NL) had a common default buy-in range of 40-250bb across the stake prior to this update. However, now the table pool is segregated to regular 40-100bb tables and deep 100-250bb tables, just like at any other higher stake.

That's why all of a sudden some nanostakes,well, regulars got really upset. How could they not if they were able to make a living from poker by playing over 500k hands on a monthly basis and now it's rather difficult because of the strategy differentiation:

Last month I played 495k hands which is $540  in rake.

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I really dont care about u trolls, its my life, and , yes, there are a lot of people like me, that make 800$ per month at nl2, and so what?

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There are ppl that play 10 hours a day all days like me. Surprised?

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PokerStars could do whatever they want, but as a courtesy and respect … inform your customers!

Well, at least I am surprised. If true, this guy must be out of his microstaking mind to play such massive volume at this level and complain about the changes but let's give him credit for the efforts though! He's either Chinese or some kind of a robot - that's my guess. What's yours? :)