PokerStars to test "Run it twice"
PokerStars will test yet another feature on TestPokerstars.com. It's a "Run it twice" feature. If you are not familiar with the concept, players involved in the hand have the option to agree to run the board twice in order to reduce variance. That happens when the players are all-in before the river. If each player wins one, the pot is split. The idea is fairly old in the online poker scene. Merge Gaming started it in April 2008 and Full Tilt Poker also offered a similar feature.
The feature will likely be available at TestPokerstars.com before the end of August, according to Stefan, a Poker Room Manager for PokerStars. "Based on stability of the feature it might be released soon to main clients or might stay on TestPokerStars only for a longer period of time," he said on TwoPlusTwo.com.
International Stadium Poker Tour teams up with Amateur Poker Association and Tour
Some of you probably remember the International Stadium Poker Tour and its promise to fill the Wembley Stadium with 30,000 poker players competing for a share of a £20,000,000 prize pool. When we first heard about ISPT, the tournament was supposed to be held in London, between August and October 2012. Plans have changed and now the ISPT is aiming at May 2013. In spite of all the skepticism surrounding the logistics of such a huge tournament, the ISPT have informed the press that they got green light from local authorities to host the event at Wembley Stadium.
Earlier this year, the ISPT signed Michael Mizrachi to represent the event. A notable name in the community certainly makes the brand more credible. Now, the ISPT partnered with the Amateur Poker Association and Tour. Des Duffy, APAT Managing Director said: "APAT are happy to lend our support to the ISPT. We created the UK's first national poker tour and are excited that our members will have the opportunity to qualify for the UK's largest ever poker event, online at APAT.com." The ISPT is wants to increase brand awareness across four APAT Championship series tournaments.
All the poker fans are welcome, from amateurs to professionals. Therefore, partnering APAT was completely natural for us, said Prosper Masquelier, CEO of ISPT.
Head to ISPT.com to watch the tournament's ad and read all the information about it.