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  • izzyt

    For those of you who like to play to head-to-heads and have also earned the “highest” experience badges on FD/DK (1000+ contests, $2.5k earnings across 6+ contests), how big of a difference did it make in the quality of your opponent?

    Right now, I personally do not have the highest experience badge on either site. If I post games, anyone who is worth their salt will attempt to scoop them immediately. Even if I use the match-up limiter on DK, I’m still going to be an immediate target for any sharp players who are hand-selecting their games. Each one will only get one of my games, but they’re are enough of them to fill up most of the contests. Not complaining whatsoever as I would do the exact same thing. So, yeah, simple question, how big of a difference does it make in the quality of your opponent once you have those badges? Do your games still get scooped? Do you get a higher percentage of less experienced players? Do more experienced players tend to start avoiding your games entirely?

    Thanks for any feedback.

  • awesemo

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    I have the experience badge and my games still frequently get scooped. Everyone knows I’m a fish though so I get it!

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    There weren’t experience badges when I started out so I can’t speak to the difference in who takes my games, but most of my games that are taken now are by less experienced, or at least lesser known, players and I assume that wouldn’t be the case otherwise. The whole badge system definitely has the opposite effect that was intended. I would recommend just hand selecting your games or at least a percentage of them until you have the full one

  • CUTiger81

    I think if you don’t have an experience badge you’re more likely to get scooped if you post h2h’s but having one doesn’t keep my contests from getting picked up.

  • izzyt

    Is it fair to say that it isn’t really a game-changer for EV then?

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