Pokerstars to remove regular heads up cash games
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 : POKERSTARS MAKES ANOTHER MOVE TOWARDS A RECREATIONAL ENVIRONMENT
Online poker giant announces removal of regular heads up cash games action and replacement with Zoom.
Online poker giant Pokerstars continued to implement its overall strategy of creating a more recreational player-friendly environment this week, announcing that regular heads up cash games are to be replaced by heads up Zoom products in order to reduce the impact of "predatory" behaviour by professionals.
Regular heads up players were told in email communications that as of Friday 12th February No Limit Hold'em, Fixed Limit Hold'em and Pot Limit Omaha Heads-Up regular tables will be removed and will be replaced with Zoom pools.
"Heads-Up Zoom is already in place at most stakes and will be added at $50/$100," the email advises. "We will also be adding Zoom No Limit Hold'em Cap games at stakes up to $25/$50.
"This change is part of our commitment to reducing predatory behaviour and improving the recreational player experience."
Forum comments note that the move will mean the end of "bum hunting" because all players will now have new randomly assigned opponents on every hand.