In yet another crazy move Party Poker is now segregating players based on win rate. In our opinion and in the opinion of most of the poker pros that we have questiond this is an insane move.

Heres how it works, there are three different classes. Winning players, Break even players, Losers.

If you are a winning player, your put into a group where you can only play with other winning players, you would not even realize this as party poker will not tell you. the only way to notice this would be to log into partypoker from a different account with a different classification, Such as a friends account, and you will notice that there are different players in the lobby.

Party Poker even added a condition in there terms, to enforce this rule and keep people from purposly getting classified into a lower level

3. Rating Manipulation: Players intentionally losing games on low stakes tables to keep their rank at a lower level than it would otherwise be.

Statement From Party Poker : Sort Of Confirms this

Hi All,

We are continually looking for ways to balance our poker room ecology. As we have said before, we are testing various features to make poker a more fun and entertaining game for both new and inexperienced players. Our extensive research shows that new and inexperienced players enjoy the game more and continue playing for longer if in the early stages they play with players of a similar ability, this includes, but is not limited to our welcome lounges. These players are free to play on any table they chose.

Thanks

Party Poker