22. October 2010 10:05
So PokerTime friends and fans; we’ve officially got ‘Anonymous’ Tables now on our poker room. We are one of the first Microgaming operators to have these fantastic tables, and they really are a great way to spend your poker time.
The concept works as follows: These tables allow a player to remain as the name suggests: Anonymous. You can see your alias and your avatar during the game. This lands up making the game quite a bit harder for players who use tracking software but definitely adds quite a bit of a mystery element to the game.
Players can’t actually use PokerTracker or Holdem Manager with these Anonymous tables.
So here’s a little bit of information regarding these Anonymous tables: (in the form of Q&A)
Q: Why would I play anonymous tables?
A: You now have the ability to remain anonymous and give yourself a better chance at winning
Q: How do I know if a table is an anonymous table?
A: Anonymous Tables will have an icon next to the table name identifying it as an anonymous table.
Q: If the table is anonymous how will I know where I am sitting?
A: Your Alias and Avatar will be visible only to you while other players will have Anonymous Aliases and Avatars
Q: If a player previously has made notes or rated me will this show on the Anonymous table?
A: No, all notes and ratings made on players will not be available on the Anonymous table.
Q: Can poker tracking software track my real alias to the Anonymous Table?
A: No, Poker Tracking Software will not associate your temporary alias allocated on the Anonymous Table.
Q: Will PokerTime guys still see the players Real Alias?
A: Yes, The awesome poker Network Monitoring teams will still have access to the players real information
1. October 2010 09:38
Gus Hansen, one of the most recognizable faces in the poker world has finally gone and won his first WSOP bracelet. Hansen, who’s internationally known as a poker playboy, and has undergone numerous tours of the poker world, has yet to have won a WSOP bracelet. The damn thing just seems to elude him.
Even though he missed most of the WSOP this year, Hansen took his chances in the £10,000 heads-up event at WSOP Europe, and after quite a grueling path which included the likes of Phil Ivey, Neil Channing and Andrew Feldman; Hansen hoisted his very own first WSOP bracelet.
"Every poker tournament that I enter, I try to play at my highest level," said Hansen. "I always try to win. At the World Series of Poker, there is so much tradition. It's been going on since Doyle Brunson was just a little kid. I was around for some of it and have been a part of that group. So, to finally come here and win this gold bracelet feels very special." This was the first heads-up event ever at the WSOP Europe and the 888th bracelet awarded in WSOP history.
Other notable finishers included Daniel Negreanu and Huck Seed (quarterfinalists) and Howard Lederer and Phil Ivey (Round of 16).