The online poker site Duplicate Poker launched their site about three years ago but are now forced to close down due to the current financial situation in the world. Duplicate Poker offered a kind of poker where all the players were dealt the same hands and the winner was the player that managed to win the most chips in that hand. The reason why the introduced this version of poker was to get arou[...] Read more » Duplicate Poker Forced to Close Down
Joined: May '08
Age: 40 (M)
Sadly Duplicate Poker was unable to receive funding in the current economic climate. The way that it is currently set to go down is that we will be appointing a Trustee who will be in charge of liquidating the company's assets, paying the suppliers and refunding the players. We expect it to take about 2 months where all liabilities are collected and the assets liquidated, and then in the following months money is being paid out. All players will be paid by check without exception.
Please visit www.duplicatepoker.com to submit your withdrawal request. All pending withdrawals will be considered along with the current request. The final payments will be evaluated by the Trustee.
"Any poker table that punishes donkeys is a GOOD thing."
This site didn't punish donkeys any more than other sites. In fact, in the tournaments it REWARDED donkeys. I'll explain: say you got 4-10 soooooted in first position at a full ring table when the blinds are low, now a normal non-donk would just fold right ? Well you do fold but you know that at the x other tables there is each time one player with EXACTLY the same hand who will have EXACTLY the same flop as you and if he makes more chips than you well you are more likely to be eliminated from the tournament! so let's assume that one of these players does want to play this soooooted junk and the flop comes TT4 ! You can pretty much guess that he will make some chips there and might jump ahead in standings because of his donkish call !
The funny thing is is that the site PUNISHED good play. Say you got AK so you know that if there are 3 other tables then there are 3 guys who got AK too and will get EXACTLY the same board. You can reasonably assume that they will ALL atleast raise it up preflop or limp and see the flop. Most of them (in the low buy-in tourneys) will move all-in or flop a good hands likes aces up but might be up against a set, well then you ALL lose chips and probably the same amount too ! but if you win you win as much or maybe a little more than the others but not much, so the best play is to actually FOLD or play SUPER CAUTIOUS with AK since you cant take a real edge on the others if you do play it for your stack !
Same as the cashgames go, you get rewarded if you make more chips than the guy on the other table who got the same hands. Say you decide to not play 92 offsuit and fold it, but the other player plays it and flop comes 999, he is obviously going to win SOME money and it will ofcours be more than you cause you folded it. Did you make a bad play by folding ?
All duplicate poker did was assure that everyone got the same fortunes at the same time, but if you fold a hand you can't really get lucky any more even though it might have been the right play.
Joined: Aug '10
Age: 50 (M)
I never heard about These poker room, but a lot of rooms come and go in the last years. It´s not easyagainst the big rooms and Network, but sometimes i don´t no why. There are a lot of nice Little rooms like yachting or terminal poker with nice promos.