Dec 15, 2012

PokerStars to Launch Zoom Tournaments

PokerStars could launch Zoom Poker tournaments within a week.

“They’re in the new software release, so it’s just a question of putting a final polish on,” Lee Jones wrote on 2+2. “Of course, these things occasionally slip, and job #1 is making sure they work properly, but we’re getting very close on these.”

The roll out has been anticipated since October, when the “Zoom” option popped up under the “format/variant” filter for PokerStars tournaments.

Zoom, similar to the fast-fold Rush tables on Full TIlt, launched earlier this year, offering fixed limit and no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha cash games.

Full Tilt held Rush tournaments as far back as April 2010, shortly after the feature debuted on cash game tables.

The relaunched Full Tilt client also offers Rush tournaments in which players are dealt a new hand the instant they fold. In the later stages of Rush MTTs, tables shrink to short-handed and the final table operates with standard play.

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