Pokerstars vs Full Tilt Poker

    • Nitrub
      Nitrub
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      Joined: 12.01.2008 Posts: 98
      Whats the main difference?

      Biggest difference for me is probably that FTP has 27% rakeback.

      I've played 7k raked hands at Pokerstars (NL25) and payed rake for 2100$ (at least my pokertracker says that). Is it possible?

      So if I can get 27% of it back, its huge for my BR.

      A comment on players skill is also welcomed.
  • 3 replies
    • suvalgysiu
      suvalgysiu
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      Joined: 09.06.2007 Posts: 307
      well you can buy cash in the VIP store, cash:rake depend on your VIP status. if you're supernova elite you'd get ~45% rakeback, supernova would get ~33%, platinum ~20%
      plus you could always buy stuff in the VIP store, then you'd get more rakeback (because the stuff is cheaper then $ into your account).
      plus stars has 2x-3x more traffic (150k on Sundays) and has better software, specially for multitabling.


      fulltilt is a great site too, good looking software, good rakeback, good traffic (40-50k), in fact FullTilt is great, if you ask me :)


      if you're a self-respecting good player, i'd say having accounts on both of these sites is a must :)
    • CyaET
      CyaET
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      Joined: 31.01.2008 Posts: 2,080
      lol @ 2.1k rake in 7k hands of nl25

      bug , really
    • arjun2001
      arjun2001
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      Joined: 28.03.2008 Posts: 352
      Definitely something wrong with that. I had 3 play money hands in poker tracker, and it showed a profit of $2300, when I only play NL 5. So maybe a different game that you played like 5-card draw, or a play money hand that had like 1k chip rake was included in rake.


      About ftp and stars, I think you gotta have accounts on both sites. FTP has more variety of tournaments, knockouts, shootouts, and deep stacked tourneys for low buy-ins. whereas pokerstars has more freerolls, good FPP program if you make it to goldstar+, lots of traffic, more games.