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1.Be inclined to play short-handed. Beside stack size, this is also a significant factor in game preservation. One of the unfavorable things for the long run health of the game is its breaking up often during the hours when players hope it to widen. Some tight players hate this because they don't want to quit when they are stuck, without having had an opportunity to get even. When the game frequently goes in for such kind of break, players soon learn that they cannot depend for further continuation of the game all through the day (or night, according to the situation). They also learn that it may or may not be there if they go to the card room during its common hours. Facing inconsistent sort of things will certainly cause players to go for some other game to which they can count on.

By what reasons do games break? It generally happens when they become short-handed and there is no list of players waiting. Normally, some or all of the players don't prefer to play short-handed. They leave and the game breaks. (It is good to notice how this process happens frequently in levels. Some players quit and a nine-handed game becomes six-handed game. Then a player who demands on a full game gets up and leaves for another game lined up filled with players. Now someone will find that five handed game is not worth and decides to quit. At last, in four handed game, two players would think they have reached their limits and quit as well. That makes the game two handed, where one player is not willing to play with another due to some reason or the other, so the game disappears.)

You help to prevent this situation of being a serious player. Just be inclined to play short-handed! If two or three players are inclined to play short-handed, their game continues and often fills up again as more players arrive. There are times where I have sat in a short-handed game that did not break; there have been very few which did not fill up again within a couple of hours. (I cannot talk about what happens in casinos I do not hang around. I mostly play in a day shift. A game may be less likely to fill up late at night.)

If you lack some poker knowledge in a short-handed play, then you should learn this quality of the game. I am not saying that you should forcefully sit and play heads-up against very tough short-handed player. That is truly not required when tough games become short-handed. Also, an inexperience player can make a short-handed game somewhat profitable if you are fairly capable in this kind of play

Continuing the game together by playing short-handed is one of the strongest tools for game preservation that you hold while playing. It can truly save the game. Be inclined to help start games by playing short-handed until they fill up the seats. You will find no game until some one starts it. Additionally, you will discover that the game fills quickly once other players see that they do not have to play short-handed to start it.
Further, feeling relaxed with short-handed play has more advantages too. It provides you more playing time, adds enrichment to your poker career, and is one of the more profitable areas of play poker .

2. Help game structures which are advantageous for the survival of the game. The effects of many betting structures and on the equity of luck and skill in poker are broadly written by Mason Malmuth in his essay. He has indicated that the standard two level betting structures used nowadays in limit poker appears to provide a maximum balance of luck and skill. That means, an expert player can accomplish an obligatory hourly rate but players experience fluctuations with a large enough standard variations that weaker players will often enough win to be satisfied in the game.

However, there are other structures which excessively punish weak players. For instance, no limit, pot limit, spread limit games provides the stronger player to a great advantage. The result is that weak players lose their money quickly and continuously to allow for the long run survival of the games.

I have gone to the other structures which have intimidated the survival of a game. One of these is the "kill" games played in many places including parts of California. The basic procedure in one version of such games is as follows: Suppose you are playing in a $10-$20 kill game. It is normally played as $10-$20 game, except that if someone wins two pots in a row he has to "kill" it by placing $20 blind, twice the normal big blind. The $5 and $10 blinds are posted by the suitable players as well. Then, on that hand, the limit doubles to $20-$40. The same player keeps killing it until he loses the pot. Then the limit reverses to $10-$20. While most of the other players enjoy the additional way of excitement this adds to the game, some realize that the kill structure gives an extra advantage to better players.

This is in big part because it is the weaker online poker players who often do the "killing." They are more likely to win two pots in a row because they are involved in more pots and stay to the end more often. As a result, in a kill game they post more blinds than do the stronger players. This brings to an extra money allocation made by already losing players. Additionally, there is little adjustment that a better player makes in his play with relation to the kill structure, but a less educated player fails to make, and you have an optimal increase in the advantage of the old over the new.

The ratio of skill to luck is not considered in a kill game. Though this problem is far less stated than in a structure like no-limit, it is overall worse for the survival of a game. If the survival of this game is weak already, then the use of such structure can be to tip the scale toward the game's termination.

There is some adjustment on the kill structure that is sometimes seen in a card rooms that I played in. We called it "leave it in." It is normally played as a kill game in which every pot is killed. In a $10-$20 kill "leave it in," there are the $5 and $10 blinds including $20 kill blind posted by the winner of every pot. Every hand is played at the $20-$40 game limit. Observe that when you post the kill blind you are leaving in front of you the same blind (thus, "leave it in") that was posted by the winner of the earlier pot. It passes from one pot winner to another pot winner and not going into anyone's stack. So, that the blind does not contribute what a normal blind would to the value of the pot you are trying to win. You cannot take any custody of it as your own money because you should post it as soon as you win it. The purpose is that it gains you free entry to the next pot, excepting a raise before the action gets into you. However, because you never take into custody, it cost you nothing to post the kill blind; you simply leave it in.

Therefore this game amounts to is a $20-$40 game with $5 and $10 blinds. This small blinds structure goes for, in some respect determines very tight play. The players who are less educated and do not understand this tends to lose money more rapidly than usual. They are at a big disadvantage than in the regular kill structure. The "leave it in" structure may completely destroy the game's chances for survival over the long run. (For a similar but unbalanced structure refer Malmuth's "The Rock Game" in Poker Essays, Volume II.)

Many other structures have been tried for hold'em. But the incontrovertible reason is that for a game to survive, it must draw attention of both skilled regulars and casual recreational players. For this, it requires a structure which perfectly balances skill and luck. Nowadays, a standard structure comes near to develop that balance. It is to your merit as a serious player to help this or any identical structure for hold'em.

3. Educate management on the impact of a high rake, time charge, or drop. Imagine a play with two dollar "drop" (the way the players are encouraged to play in some games in California). What would be the effect of raising the drop to three dollars? In a rapid moving game, this one dollar increase can mean between 10000 and 20000 extra dollars per month taken from the players. (The bigger figures applying to games which run for, say twenty hours per day.) There would be the same effect as additional player who beats the game for ten to twenty per month. The effect of such move on a middle limit game should be evident. If a game has any difficulty in surviving because of under-financed, losing players, it will be pushed far away from the breaking point.


4. Create a beneficial relationship with card room management. Because of the advertisements, publicity, promotions, treatment of customers, professionalism, spreading the right games and many more, card room management has more influence than any players over the establishment and preservation of the games. It is thus important for the expert, professional or other serious players to communicate the management.
If you find anything which weakens the health of your game, let them be informed. Provide some opinions, suggestion or recommendations if you have thought them through and believe they are in the good interest of the game. Simultaneously, try to provide as what you can to make player support the game. Much of the things are listed above but management might suggest something much simple such as arriving earlier to help start the poker game every day.

I expect that I have enlightened you that game preservation is of supreme importance to the serious player. Without a game you may be dealt with difficult decisions relating to your livelihood or place of residence. It is much simple to do your part to preserve the game you already have. You may be able to keep your game surviving and healthy if followed the above provided suggestions.

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