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    • MasochisticDesire
      MasochisticDesire
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2010 Posts: 486
      I would appreciate some educated opinions from those who have put in some volume @PP.
      It has been a long while since I played away from the comfort of Stars software but am considering moving over a little way down the line to enjoy being tracked and having 3rd party RB for the first time. Especially, what is FastFold poker like - manageable software and compatible with PT4 HUD etc?

      Thanks all.
      MD
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    • mlatasrb
      mlatasrb
      Gold
      Joined: 01.04.2012 Posts: 2,720
      Party poker I think it is the softest and full of strange regs, it has limits up to NL100, but low traffic. They offer very bad rake back, I get only 20% rake back with highest VIP level, you can get 30% rb but you need likely to wait very long to collect points. Do you know some better rake back deal for party poker?
    • Icecreamboy
      Icecreamboy
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.08.2009 Posts: 109
      I will be moving my roll to Party this week, as it's the best site software-wise (imo) besides FullTilt and Pokerstars (on both I'm not tracked). Starting at NL4 speed/fastfold, or whatever its called. I'll report back how I like it in a couple days.

      Originally posted by mlatasrb
      Party poker I think it is the softest and full of strange regs
      Sounds good!

      Traffic doesn't seem too low to me... Even this morning (european time) there was traffic on every speed table. Not as much as on Stars, but plenty to play 4 tables if you desire. Also, a playerpool of 100 players or so per limit, will actually allow you to create a decent database of information on villains.

      Actually, wondering about the possibility to use HUD's too, assuming it's no problem... but is it?
    • mlatasrb
      mlatasrb
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      Joined: 01.04.2012 Posts: 2,720
      Yes if you play NL4 you nearly always have traffic. I was telling for NL50, NL100. Limits NL4-NL25 are always fine.
      The big downside of party poker is bad rakeback, also when you cashout you pay 3% additional tax which I hate. Software is very buggy, there are so often disconnections, customer support is very bad (everybody complains on all of that, read about party poker threads). I am not sure if it is easier to beat party poker than stars, I would say it is very similar for micro limits, but the difference is that in party poker you will get very very little rake back if you play only NL4. When I say party poker is soft I was saying it for NL50-NL100 limits. So I would in fact move to party poker when playing NL100 actually, because on stars it is much more serious. NL50 on stars is still easy to beat, as in party poker but I would say NL100 is biggest difference.
    • MasochisticDesire
      MasochisticDesire
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.10.2010 Posts: 486
      Thanks for all your feedback guys. Hmmm, I didn't realize the rakeback was so bad although actual rake is the lowest according to the rake calculator on this site. I was going to sign-up through (probably can't say due to T&C but you can PM me) another site that just offer 1st deposit bonus and HM2.
      Pffff, glitchy software is what would kill me after being at PStars for a while but I don't see much point being there if you aren't gunna hit SN+ every year.

      Icecreamboy, let me know how you get on mate.

      Gl@thetables.
    • UPAY4DINNER
      UPAY4DINNER
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.09.2009 Posts: 21,921
      No SPs after 2015 so any tracking is only temporary.
    • Icecreamboy
      Icecreamboy
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.08.2009 Posts: 109
      Partypoker is an obvious choice for me because I have a tracked account there and I think the software looks decent. It's years ago I played there however and although I'm not sure, I think I may actually have created my account over there while I was underaged. After reading this post I'm atleast finding doing a thorough check of when my account was created and what info they have of me.

      SP's will be creditted until december 31st of 2015, so I'll be getting them for a good 10 months, which is fine for now. I have to admit however that I started to doubt if Party is the best client after reading some postst on the partypoker section of the forum.... Maybe I need to look a bit further.

      Not sure if this is the right forum, but any suggestions besides Stars and FullTilt?

      Edit: my account info on party states that I'm 23 year's old, while I'm 22. I'll just be honest with them and ask them if there's the possibility for them to change this and allow me to play. Actually went trough a similar procedure at stars (succesfully) LOL :f_cool: :fuckyeah:
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
      Headadmin
      Headadmin
      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 9,174
      Hey Icecreamboy,

      Check out our Choosing the right Poker Room for you! thread.

      Just reply by answering the questions from the first post and an expert (or me :f_p: ) will give advice on the best rooms for your game type and limit, bonuses and traffic.

      Cheers

      Laz