Zoom Poker Review from Rakeback.co.uk:
The new format of poker from PokerStars is reaching the end of its testing phase and looks set to take the online poker world by storm. Rakeback.co.uk have taken the time to enjoy the testing and see what all the fuss is all about. Is Zoom Poker as good as Rush Poker and what will it mean for Supernova Elite?
Zoom Poker is the new Rush Poker
Forget traditional poker tables and welcome to high speed poke. Players are no longer just sitting at one table; instead they are in a pool of players who are moved from table to table whenever they aren’t actively involved in a hand.
All players enter a pool or stable of players, they are then randomly assigned to a poker table and dealt their hole cards. Players can choose to effectively fold out of turn and if they do fold then they are moved to a new table where they are dealt into a new hand that starts instantly.
And does it work?
It most certainly does. We can expect the software to be in action pretty soon at PokerStars and it won’t be long before real money tables will be up and running. The software seems clean and reliable, and given the amount of time that was spent on its development Zoom Poker is likely to be all we have been hoping for.
The nature of testing this kind of software is that there will be a limited number of players playing at any one time. As such the speed of moving to a new table was somewhat slower than at Rush Poker but we can expect this to change when the full PokerStars cast is unleashed on it.
Who will benefit from Zoom Poker
Nits and TAGs are likely to enjoy Zoom Poker the most as it is not as easy to form bad or tight table images on Zoom Poker. You can fold 100 hands in almost the blink of an eye and very few other players will be able to pick up on this.
It is great news for players who are chasing reward levels and have fallen a bit behind or just want to make Supernova Elite earlier. It is very easy to put away a huge number of hands in a short space of time and earn VIP points quicker than ever before.
And in even better news, Zoom Poker is now in live beta mode so you can try it out for yourself at PokerStars