Can we make preflop play a bit quicker, and postflop play a bit slower?

Preflop it takes soooo long for players to make a decision… it’s just so boring!

Meanwhile once the flop is out you only get a tiny amount of time to think about what you’re doing. Personally, I find that it’s practically impossible to think through the situation and come up with a reasonable game plan in the time provided, and the result is that I play in a very simplistic manner compared to how I play poker in other contexts. For reference, I think Ignition Casino (where I also play) gives players about 4x as long to make a decision, compared to Replay.

To make matters worse, the interface for typing in your bet sizes feels kind of clunky given the very short time horizon for making a decision.

Here’s some suggestions:

  1. For each position at the poker table except for big blind, let players choose certain hands to autofold.

  2. Track how long each player is taking preflop. If they’re way above average, shorten the amount of time they have to act, and give them a warning to the effect that this has happened. Give them a link to the page where they can choose their autofolds to speed up the action.

  3. Give players 20% more time on the flop, turn and river.

  4. Improve the bet-sizing interface so that it’s quicker and easier.

Keep in mind that most of the time due to various lags and freezes on the website, it can take a while for someone at the beginning of a tournament to make their first action, very often a number of players at a table will time out and go into Sitting Out mode, because of this. Doesn’t mean that they’re taking their time on purpose. In any case, it’s not that long to wait, what’s your hurry?