re: Poker & Stars changes FPP system
Excerpt from http://www.pokerstars.com/vip/earn/
*The standard VPP award scheme applies to all cash ring game tables not listed below
VPP are awarded differently at some PokerStars cash game tables. Tables offering this award structure include:
Over the coming weeks, all newly created tables of these types will use the new VPP award structure. During this transition, some old tables will continue to award VPP based on the Standard Tables award scheme.
- ’1-on-1’ tables for all games
- All ‘6-max’ tables for the following games:
- No Limit Hold’em
- Pot Limit Hold’em
- Pot Limit Omaha
- Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
VPPs at these tables are based on the total rake collected at the table, and the number of players dealt into the hand. Like in tournaments, at these tables VPPs are awarded at the rate of 5 VPPs for each $1.00 in rake collected. The total VPPs for that hand are then divided equally among the players who were dealt into that hand. Fractional VPPs will be awarded in hundredths. Please see these examples:
In a $3/$6 ‘6 max’ No Limit Hold’em game, six players are dealt in, and the rake is $3.00. With $3.00 rake, 15 total VPPs are awarded. Each of the six players dealt into the hand would receive 2.50 VPPs.
In that same $3/$6 ‘6 max’ No Limit Hold’em game, five players are dealt in and the rake is $2.00. With $2.00 rake, 10 total VPPs are awarded. Each of the five players dealt into the hand would receive 2.00 VPPs.
In that same $3/$6 ‘6 max’ No Limit Hold’em game, three players are dealt in and the rake is $1.00. With $1.00 rake, 5 total VPPs are awarded. Each of the three players dealt into the hand would receive 1.67 VPPs.
In a $0.25/$0.50 ‘6 max’ No Limit Hold’em game, with six players dealt in, if the pot size is $6.00, the rake would be $0.30. With $0.30 rake, 1.5 VPP would be awarded. Each of the six players dealt into the hand would receive 0.25 VPPs.
In all cash ring games, points are credited at the end of a hand. So if you leave a table before the hand is completed, you may not receive the VPP for that hand. To ensure that you are properly credited, please ‘Sit Out’ until the start of the next hand, and then leave the table.