partypoker made a vital update on Thursday, December 19 that has to do with software improvements, among them was the introduction of a new optional feature called Run It Twice.
Upgraded Fastforward Lobby and Theme
partypoker has created a dedicated fastforward lobby that is not too different to the SPINS and Short Deck lobbies that were recently revamped.
Now you would be able to find and enter fastforward cash games faster and easier than ever.
Big Bounty Theme
partypoker recommends PKO players to enable their new Big Bounty theme that enhances the display in this tournament type. The display is bolder, brighter and clearer, thereby making it easier to see each player's bounty, especially if you're playing on multi-tables.
Bug Fixes and Country-Specific Client Updates
partypoker's tech team behind the scenes have fixed plenty of bugs as part of this update. Also, the tables and lobby for Mac users, including those in Spain, have gotten a fresh coat of paint!
Improved ITM Indicator
The ITM indicator has been popular with tournament players because it shows vital information in the top left corner of their screens. This has also been improved and is now displayed in three different colors depending on the tournament's stage. The info now available in the ITM indicator is as follows:
- Your positions and the number of players remaining in the tournament of sit & go (SNG)
- The number of players that will cash in the tournament or SNG
- The amount of money you have currently cashed for in the tournament or SNG
- The position and value of the next pay jump
- The total bounties you have collected in the tournament or SNG if you are playing a PKO
Returning of Uncalled Bets
Some players have complained it can be hard to see an accurate pot size when players are all in due to unmatched bets remaining on the table. Great news - any part of a bet that is unmatched when players are all-in is going to be immediately returned to your (or your opponent's) stack to help display a more accurate view of the pot size and how much you have remaining in your own stack.
PLO and NLO8 PKO is Coming
Their PKO tournaments are very popular but the one that dominates is the No-Limit Hold'em versions. Pot-Limit Omaha PKOs have been available for a while now, but soon players will see PLO8 and NLO8 PKOs popping up in the lobby, which is great if you love these split-pot games.
Run It Twice
Run It Twice is one of the newest optional feature available in partypoker's Windows and Mac software if you love to play fast forward cash games. Run It Twice was pretty famous in the televised poker show High Stakes Poker and now players can enjoy it at partypoker.
If two or more players have the Run It Twice option checked and find themselves all-in, the remaining community cards are run twice, which splits the pot in two, with the winner of each hand taking half of the pot.
For now, this variance-reducing feature is only available on desktop fastforward, but they plan to roll it out to other cash games and mobile in the future.
Watch this Informative Video
Jaime Staples of Team Online has checked out the new software upgrade and recorded it, highlighting some of the key features.