Since the Asian online poker world often seems hard to get into for new players, we decided to do some interviews with PokerSuperAgent.com regular players and shed some light to these apps.
If the Interview or PokerMaster video sparks your interest in these games, contact us and we can suggest the app/limit that is right for you. The landscape of Asian poker is continuously changing and new apps with soft games are constantly joining the market. We also offer demo accounts that offer the possibility to simply watch the games and develop a strategy before risking any real money.
PSA:Where are you from and when did you first started to play poker?
Player:I was born in South Africa, started playing around 15 years ago with friends in university
PSA:What online poker sites did you play before trying Asian poker apps?
Player:Before the asian apps came along, I played some local sites and Pokerstars mostly.
PSA:Did you play texas/omaha or anything else and what was your preferred limit?
Player:I played a little bit of everything. Over the course of a decade I jumped around starting with NLHU, then 6max NLHE, some PLO, some PLO8 and tournaments up to 200nl / $215 tournament buyin. I eventually settled down to mostly 100nl with some 200nl mixed in.
PSA:How did you first hear about Asian private poker games?
Player:Whilst Living in Asia the games were always the biggest chatter on the live scene. Players would be raking in massive pots on their ipads while in the casino playing high stakes.
PSA:What was the biggest difference between the sites that you used to play and the apps?
Player:The biggest difference is the average skill level of the player, the apps are far more recreational. There are also varying blind structures that are not yet completely 'solved' - like ante's and straddles encouraging action.
PSA:What different apps have you played on and what is your favourite/least favourite?
Player:I've played on Pokermaster, Pokertime, Pokerking, Firepoker, Wepoker, Fishpoker, Panda Poker and Pokercommunity (and probably some I'm forgetting). Out of all of these, my favorite would have to be Pokerking and least favorite Pokertime.
PSA:How did your first month on the Asian apps go, was it hard to get used to?
Player:The first day took a little getting used to with finding my way around and setting up the emulators, after that, there was very little learning curve, except getting used to people throwing money at me.
PSA:What set-up do you use to play on the apps, do you emulate on a PC? If yes what pc do you have? I run 3-4 emulators on my laptop. Sometimes when I'm out and about and have some time to spare I have a table running on my phone too, it's just so convenient.
How many tables can you play simultaneously and do you use VPN?
Player:I usually play 3 tables simultaneously, I have played with a VPN before but usually don't have it running.
PSA:Are you happy with the tables available or does it happen that there are no tables available?
Player:There's always a game available 24/7 for pretty much any stake.
PSA:Do you use insurance when you play and what are your thoughts about it?
Player:Insurance can eat into your bottom line if used too often, that being said losing large pots to bad beats is even less enjoyable. I use insurance in the bigger pots to limit variance.
PSA:How long does it take to deposit/withdraw and what is your preferred payment method?
Player:Deposits and withdrawals have always been very quick, generally under 24 hours, using either bitcoin or skrill.
PSA:What are your plans for the next 2 years, do you plan to rise in limits/increase hours of play?
Player:I Definitely want to play more over the next year. I plan to play as much as possible while the games are still so good and there is still so much money to be made. This means more hours and more tables.
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