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PPPoker Player Journey (2020)
PPPoker real money games: Honest review after 30 days of playing
PPPoker is one of the hottest gaming sites to play online poker since lately, and we decided it’s time to write an honest review of the real money games running on PPPoker after 30 days of playing. Our hero who battled for 30 days total with most of the hands played in PLO5 and NLHE games, now has the first-hand experience to share for all of our readers. Read through the end if you want to know what it’s really like to play poker on PPPoker!
The first few days
I started by applying to two particular clubs called BlackPink and Flying Fish. Installing the app was quite easy, and I got it on both my iPhone and desktop PC. After making the deposit which can be done either through a bitcoin transfer or a Skrill p2p transfer, I opened a Texas Holdem table on my iPhone and started playing.
The games I tried during the first days were pretty passive in Texas Holdem. Some players were loose and others were tight, but I didn’t encounter any truly aggressive players. This is a characteristic in a poker game you’re absolutely thrilled to find – passive money wins less than their fair share of pots. Why is that so? Quite simple: passive poker players basically have only one way of winning. Namely, hitting the best hand and managing to take it to the showdown. So, Texas Holdem games were profitable for me right from the start on both BlackPink and Flying Fish.
On the second day after starting out on PPPoker, I tried some Pot-Limit Omaha 5card games. Now this is a whole different type of animal than the Texas Holdem games I played: The pots were bigger, every game played much looser and there were also a few very aggressive opponents playing. I lost my first deposit by playing in a crazy PLO5 game where anyone barely knew the rules of the game – that isn’t to say that PLO5 games weren’t good, it’s just that the variance is quite much bigger than in NLHE. Since making the second deposit, I’ve already gained back my losses from the first few days playing PLO5. It’s for those who love action, and prefer to win big when the cards go their way!
Would I recommend PPPoker to everybody? For most players, I’d say you should give it a go. If you’re a mass-multitabler though, it’s probably not for you. You can play three tables through the app quite comfortably, but that’s the limit. If you want additional features and poker statistics, you can purchase a VIP card inside the mobile app. The poker experience is a little bit different than on the ordinary poker sites. Then again, PPPoker is no ordinary online poker room – there are a bunch of features that make it unique and everyone has their own opinions on these. You can read my personal opinion on each one of them below:
Feature 1: Calltime function (15 minutes)
If a player wishes to leave the table when they have won chips there, they must click the Calltime function from the top left menu icon. Once activated, a countdown timer for 15 minutes start, and the player must stay at the table for at least that time before quitting.
The Calltime function has been designed to prevent hit-and-running, which means entering a game and leaving immediately after having a win. This means hit-n-runners are no longer a problem. I personally liked this function, as sometimes there are tight short-stackers or very loose recreational players who would otherwise leave immediately after winning a big pot.
Our recommendation: Activate it immediately after you’re winning on a table. You may continue to play for as long as you like after activating it once, but at least you have an option to quit the table anytime if the game is no longer good.
Feature 2: Straddle
A straddle is an optional/voluntary blind bet, usually double the big blind, made by a player after the posting of the small and big blinds, but before any cards are dealt. Player who straddles gets to act preflop once the action comes around to him, and players who straddle are usually quite keen on defending the money they have put in.
Straddling is definitely a great feature in any poker game, and it happens at both NLHE and PLO games on PPPoker. I personally prefer to straddle mostly in live poker, but PPPoker clubs give you this option which is quite unique in online poker.
Our recommendation: When the game conditions are good and you have an edge, you can encourage loose play by straddling yourself from time to time!
Feature 3: Rabbit Hunting
Rabbit hunting means paying a small amount to see what cards would have landed on future streets.
While this is basically an option winning players don’t use, it can be fun for recreational players if they had a decent draw but decide to fold and use this option to see whether they would have made their hand. The overall effect on the game is slightly positive in my opinion, as you can find out if your hand would have been a winner.
Our recommendation: Use it only for entertainment!
Feature 4: App optimized for smartphones
Over the years, I’ve played most of my hands in online poker sitting in front of a desktop PC, having any amount between 1 to 24 tables open simultaneously. Playing on PPPoker is meant to be less of a grind and more of an adventure! I thought this is quite a refreshing approach. The app supports the aim of having a great poker experience by providing you a beautiful user interface. As a bonus, you’ll have the option to chat with other players at your table, not to mention the possibility of using different animated emojis!
Our recommendation: Install the app on both your PC and a smartphone or mobile device to test which one suits you best!
To sum up the whole playing experience, let’s just say that I definitely don’t regret my decision to start playing on PPPoker! Sure, playing online poker on my phone has led to a few nights staying up late as the game was so good I didn’t want to quit. Nevertheless, it has been both fun and profitable for me, so I feel obligated to give it a high rating.
And that’s exactly what makes PPPoker’s product stand out from the crowd: whether you’re new to online poker or a veteran card player, PPPoker can be a great place to start playing either casually for fun or with the aim to make some profit. I dare to say, this is the type of poker environment where massive bankrolls can be built. The poker games are suitable for both recreational and professional players as long as you choose a good club – BlackPink and Flying Fish are currently our top choices here.
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“We’d say that PPPoker is the future, but it’s not true. It’s very much now. With the boom of app-poker, grinders like us have found entirely new hunting grounds. Here the action is soft, and the fish seems to take the most obvious of baits. Just join every club possible and you never run out of good action. Sure, the appearance could be better, sure depositing and withdrawing could be easier. But it’s pretty hard to be tilted about these things as you’re counting your winnings by the pool. It’s just that easy here. Happy hunting everyone!”
– Beasts Of Poker Pro-Team