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Absolute Poker

Molly Rating: 4.9/5.0
Guest Rating: 4.5/5.0 (9 votes)

Review Date: July 31, 2005
Revised: June 16, 2009

Absolute Poker is a medium sized room with a very good table layout. When you first enter AP you are presented with a pretty standard lobby. There are tabs for the games and within each game tab are tabs for the the subtype. There is a nice filtering option to also help you zero in on the tables of interest.

Absolute Poker Lobby

For example, the Hold’Em page for example shows all the Hold’Em cash games. You get to see not only the stakes, but the number of players and waiters, hands per minute, average pot, and players per flop. A couple things of note are the six player tables and the full size tables are only nine players (seven for Stud), rather than the 10 player tables found at many other online poker sites. Look closely at the table statistics in the image below and you should notice low percentage of players per flop as well as high hand per minute rates. What this means is fast tight (well, maybe not real tight, but tighter than many) poker, especially on the six player tables.

Absolute Poker 6-Seat NLHE Table

Absolute features a very intriguing bad-beat jackpot. As you can see in the images above it was $461K when these shots were captured. This jackpot pays every few days.  In a nutshell if you suffer a bad-beat of quad 8’s or better, both the beater and the beaten hands must use both hole cards to qualify. The beaten gets the biggest share, the beater gets a smaller share, and the remainder of the non-sitting out players at the table share the rest. See AP for details. The down side is that players will call down hands that they may fold at a normal table, which results in more suck-outs.

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