16 Mar 12

PokerStars Zoom Poker Live at Microstakes

PokerStars has now launched Zoom Poker, their fast-moving ring game, for microstakes games ($0.01/$0.02 and $0.02/$0.05). Find out all about the features of the latest PokerStars product here.

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PokerStars has now launched their long-anticipated "fast-moving ring game product" for real money play, albeit for now only at microstakes.

For now the game is only available at $0.01/$0.02 and $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em and Pot Limit Omaha. Nevertheless, thousands of players have flocked to the Zoom tables to test out the software, averaging between 200 and 300 hands per hour.

Currently each Zoom Poker limit is restricted to a player pool of 1,500. There is no definitive date for the launch of Zoom Poker at higher stakes.

Zoom Poker: features

Zoom Poker hosts not individual tables, but instead a player pool which is put together at 6-max or full ring tables for the duration of one hand. As soon as you fold your hand, you are seated at another table to play the next one.

Over 200 hands per hour when one-tabling: The main benefit of Zoom Poker is not having to wait for a hand to conclude after you fold pre-flop or on other streets. Once you fold, your table changes and your next hand is dealt after a barely-notable delay.

Fast fold for more action: In addition to quick reseating, you can boost your hands per hour figure by utilising the new "Fast Fold" button. This folds your hand before the action is on you pre-flop, meaning you can fold your small blind to a UTG raise before the other players have even reacted. Holding "Ctrl" allows you to see the remainder of a hand in which you have folded.

Different animations: The transition between hands is by default a fade out/fade in from your old to new table. However, you can customise these animations to flip or slide the tables.

Go to PokerStars and try Zoom Poker

Check out Zoom Poker

We managed to play over 100 hands of 6-max $0.01/$0.02 No Limit in just over 20 minutes. Check out the table and lobby layout for the newly-launched Zoom Poker:

Zoom Poker dominates the PokerStars lobby, with tips on how to use the features.

The "Fast Fold" button can boost you to more than 200 hands per hour on a single table!