FTP Changes from Dealt to Weighted Contributed and Introduces Black Card

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2010. October 04. |
Effective 1st October 2010, Full Tilt Poker changed their rakeback calculation method from dealt to weighted contributed. While the former favours the tighter multi-table players, the latter might be more advantageous for the loose aggressive and or the fish.
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According to the dealt method, the rake is evenly attributed to all players, whether they contribute to the pot or not. For example, on a 10-handed table where the rake is $2, it splits into portions of $0.2 for each player. The weighted contributed method, however, takes into consideration not only who bet, raised, called or limped but also the amount of money they added to the pot. In this way, everybody receives rakeback according to their contribution to the pot and, consequently, the rake. For instance, if you gave $10 of the $30 pot, where the rake is $3, your portion is 10/30*3=$1; if, however, you folded pre-flop, you contributed nothing to the pot and thus receive $0 as rakeback.

FTP told that they made the change “in an effort to make (...) Rake Calculation fairer for players and affiliates alike” as “the weighted contributed rake method is the fairest method for determining a player’s rake as it credits the player based upon how much they have contributed to the pot.” Although the change affects cash games only, in case this does not correspond with your conception of fair rakeback policy, you can visit the rooms sticking to the dealt method, including the Cake Network, Party Poker and PokerStars.

FTP Black Card

FTP has something more in store for us, however. Replacing the Iron Man Plus program, they recently introduced a new VIP Program, the Black Card. To acquire it, you need to fulfil the requirement of keeping a 100-day average of 500 Full Tilt Points per day, so aspirants should get down to play as soon as possible. As a card holder, you are eligible for bonuses including double FTPs (triple during Happy Hour), participation in Black Card tournaments, access to a specialised Black Card customer support team as well as to the Black Card Store that offers exclusive luxury merchandise and special treatment at live events.

Full Tilt is definitely in for a busy autumn with so many changes taking place; it is up to you to decide which way you think they are going and whether to go along.
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