Originally Posted by BloodThug
i was watching vic ramdin play a tourney when i saw an observer say that he can see peoples hole cards? has anyone heard of this, cuz it makes me wanna not play at their site..
Yes, but there's nothing to worry about. This feature is available only to PokerStars
members with Supernova Elite VIP member status and signed pro's. Only one hole card is revealed to mere Supernova VIP's. To achieve Supernova Elite Status you must accrue 1,000,000 VPP's (VIP Player Points) in the course of one year, so you see how very rare this is. In addition, the whole cards of any PokerStars account holder maintaining Gold Star VIP status or above are blocked from view and can only be seen by Poker Stars administrators with super user accounts.
To avoid having your hole cards available for viewing by the Supernova Elites you need only mantain Gold Star Status. You do this by accruing 4000 VPP in a month. Now you understand why many members here are so determined to maintain Gold Star status. There are also some really cool T-Shirts you can buy from the VIP store.
I hope this was of some help. Oh BTW, welcome to CardsChat.