From September 22nd onwards, all players of the Microgaming Network (MPN) will be able to change their tables names every 30 days or after 1000 real money hands (whichever comes first). According to PokerFuse, the new software feature will be available sooner than that on some sites, but it will be available on all poker sites by the end of this month.
Just like Full Tilt made some big changes recently (the removal of heads-up tables, making it impossible to sit down at a specific table etc.), the main idea behind MPN's new software feature is to protect recreational players from being targeted by "poker pros".
"The intention behind this is simple - we want to stop parasitic players from ruthlessly pursuing weaker players," MPN 's Head of Poker Alex Scott explained to PokerFuse. "We also want regs to play each other once in a while, and we don't want players to create a new account with a new poker room just because their alias is unlucky."
He added, "In order to target (or avoid) a player, you need to know enough about them. Just playing 50 or 100 hands with a player is not enough to understand their playing style and make good decisions based on it. That's why initially we have set the limit at 1,000 hands. However, the limit is configurable, and we can easily reduce (or increase) the number if our analysis of the effects shows that this would be appropriate."
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