*March Poker Chat Thread*
Decided to put this up as a way for people to put general stuff which doesn't deserve a thread. There's no real place to just put poker chat/news/comments/rants anywhere, so hopefully this will be it.
Anyway, gonna kick this off with two things
1. International Stadiums Poker Tour. Anyone been following this? Website is http://www.ispt-poker.co.uk/ , there's a thread in Tournament Poker but you might have missed it. It's been a massive cock up so far, started with a €30m guarantee, that was then cut, then escrowed, then it disappeared and now they claim it never existed. No one knows where in Wembly it's going to be held, or how many people will bother to fly London, or how the payouts will work. Classic example of how not to run a poker tournament/business
2. Going to post a thread on this because it's really serious, but PartyPoker is testing segregating players based on winrate. Confirmed by PartyPoker:
We are continually looking for ways to balance our poker room ecology. As we have said before, we are testing various features to make poker a more fun and entertaining game for both new and inexperienced players. Our extensive research shows that new and inexperienced players enjoy the game more and continue playing for longer if in the early stages they play with players of a similar ability, this includes, but is not limited to our welcome lounges. These players are free to play on any table they chose.