Wednesday April 17, 2013 : FULL TILT POKER DEVELOPS NEWBIE TABLES
Slower games for novices
Full Tilt Poker has moved to provide a more attractive and perhaps safer playing option for new online poker players, introducing New to the Game virtual tables this week.
The strictly controlled tables are designed to ease newbies more gently into the game, giving them more time to make playing decisions and shielding them from sharks who might seek to take advantage of their inexperience.
The tables additionally provide "tool tips" to assist newbies in a variety of game situations and provide them with practical options. Current hand strength is displayed for the new player to assess as each hand progresses.
Participation on the newbie tables will be strictly controlled and is based on each player's experience in terms of number of tournaments and hands played in each poker variant eg Texas Hold'em, Omaha etc.
For cash games, the limit is 2,000 hands and for tournaments and sit-and-go's the limit is 75 events. When those levels have been achieved, the player no longer qualifies as a newbie.
The new system is at present restricted to low stakes cash and tournaments on No-Limit Hold’em and PLO, with Fixed Limit Hold’em introduced as a single featured “game of the week.”
Players may only participate in two “New to the Game” tables at one time.
FTP expects to offer "New to the Game" tournaments later