Just a quickie. I figured I should write about poker on occasion. So today's installment is a question to people:Do you really want better structures to your games that cause them to favor more skilled players? This is an interesting question. At first take everyone probably says "Of course I want better structures that help skilled players". Probably it depends on which game your talking about. For instance lets take SNG play. If you have two sites. One is Bodog which has longer rounds and smaller blinds which makes for a better structure. The other is Full Tilt which has quicker games. Which would you rather play if you were a grinder? I think you would give up some skill in order to make a better hourly figure. So Full Tilt would be preferable even to highly skilled players. Am I wrong about that?
MTT play is more of a tossup. All of these types of games take a long time. So having them take a little longer while giving you a skill edge may be a good thing. The games stay tight longer in theory and the bubbles take longer to break but honestly your looking for that first place win anyways. That is all that matters. So I think here you would want a more skilled game.
None of this applies to cash games. I guess a table with less rake might be good or more fishy players. Who the hell knows. Obviously the less skilled your opponents the better.