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  • Time bank?

    Hello all, first post here.

    First thing I would like to do is thank Blee013 for dragging my sorry butt out of the play money ranks and pointing me towards the league, and more.

    Many thanks Blee!

    On to my question,

    I had used my time bank while short stacked and admittedly, begging. I used 7 seconds of the bank. Now, very short stacked, I beg again. I have A J c with no chips and intend on using the majority of the remaining bank. Had typed in gg all gl in the chat.

    To be brief, the bank did not activate this time and my hand was folded.

    Please, I realize I was begging, but why did the bank which showed 23 seconds not activate??

    I do need to know this for the future.

    Thanks and good luck gang. Enjoying my time here!!

    I do have a screen shot of this, but seem to be unable to post the pic.

    Dale
    3 Time Bracelet Winner


  • #2
    I think that if the poker table is not the window that's 'selected' by your computer (shut up, I don't know computers...), then the time bank doesn't activate. If you're not even at the table, but you're not sitting out, then you'll get the first countdown, but your bank won't activate. If you're doing something else on your comp, like browsing the internet, then the poker software might just assume that you're not present at the table.

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    • #3
      ok. first, you can use the time bank as you see fit.
      However, you cannot beg... that's considered collusion and you can be reprimanded for it or thrown off the site.

      When it did not activate, did you click on the time button? If you don't click on it, it won't always activate... especially if there are no antes. The safe way, is to always click on it.
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      • #4
        JWK is referring to begging other players to help you (i.e. by begging them to use their time banks to help you as well), in case that's what you meant.

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        • #5
          By begging, I meant begging for some time and hope others bust out before me. No begging in chat, or any other type of collusion. My apologies if I was not clear.

          Dale
          3 Time Bracelet Winner

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dale442 View Post
            By begging, I meant begging for some time and hope others bust out before me. No begging in chat, or any other type of collusion. My apologies if I was not clear.

            Dale
            If you didn't put anything in chat... you're good to go! GL in the games.
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            • #7
              No opportunity to click on the time button, or anything else for that matter. Once the initial 20 seconds had past, it was insta-folded within the software.

              Dale
              Last edited by dale442; Tue Jun 14, 2011, 06:50 AM.
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              • #8
                The window was up, the only thing I was doing at the time. Kinda hate to admit that considering....

                Dale
                3 Time Bracelet Winner

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                • #9
                  Hate to admit that you were focusing on the game you were playing?

                  Not sure what happened. But no harm, really, since you weren't playing the hand. I wonder if any PSO regs will yell at me for saying that?

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                  • #10
                    Maybe it's a blessing in disguise to have a computer that autofolds AJs for you. If the computer had done that for me everytime I called a 3bet with AJs, my game would be the better for it!

                    Was it before the ante's kicked in yet? I think the clock will start in the middle of a hand at any time in the game, but the extra time pre-flop doesn't kick in until the ante's do? Not 100% sure tho - can anybody confirm?

                    Even so though - I wish the time were longer ... I've accidentally folded so many hands I meant to call because I was trying to type in my raise and took too long

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by dale442 View Post
                      The window was up, the only thing I was doing at the time. Kinda hate to admit that considering....

                      Dale
                      It's not just you... been there, done that......
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                      • #12
                        As has already been mentioned, if you had no interest (money) in the pot you would have to manually activate the time bank. Your post doesn't make it clear whether you attempted to do this.

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                        • #13
                          LOL...
                          A J c is not a hand I would like to rest my tourney life on. In this case, with 260 chips... not much choice.

                          But, the hand is not the issue, the abiltiy of the time bank to automatically activate is.
                          What is done is done. If I hadn't played like...crap...it wouldn't have been required.

                          All about time bank activation.
                          Nothing more.

                          Dale
                          3 Time Bracelet Winner

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for the reply DM. I had ante'd into the pot. So I would "Guess" I did have interest in the pot.

                            Or did I??

                            Please explain manually activating the time bank in the PSO? I have not seen any option within the software to activate the bank.

                            ~Usually~ activates automatically

                            Dale
                            3 Time Bracelet Winner

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                            • #15
                              1st hour, time bank does not start, unless you are sb or bb, or have chips in the pot, because of a call or bet, or if you hit the time button

                              2nd hour, it will start on its own,

                              cheers
                              Poker Rule #1....Never listen to me...hiccup

                              7 Time Bracelet Winner


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