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Mostly a recount of my poker exploits along with a bunch of random other stuff just for fun.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Zoom Poker

A couple years ago Full Tilt poker came up with a brilliant idea.  At least I assume it was them, I didn't see it anywhere else.  (And no it wasn't accepting millions of dollars worth of player's funds and not returning it)

Full Tilt had rush poker.  For those of you unfamiliar with it, it works like a normal cash game, except when you fold a hand you are immediately dealt a new hand with new opponents and a new table.  Now you don't have to sit there folding for an hour because you can't get any good cards, you just fold and go the the next hand without sitting other players playing the entire hand.  Constant action makes it more exciting for the player and much more lucrative for the poker room.   The only downside I see to the format is that you can't build up a table image or get readings on your opponent.   

I really enjoyed the format.  I'm not much of cash game player, but when I did play this was my preferred method.

Well,  Poker Stars has now come out with a similar game which they are calling Zoom Poker.  I haven't played it since those of us in the US can't have real money accounts anymore, but if I were in Europe, I'd be all over it.

Zoom poker is in beta now. I'm not sure if it is up on the real money site, but if you have an account there, keep and eye out for it.

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