Originally Posted by WurlyQ
5VPP's per dollar of rake divided by the number of players at the table with partial VPP's possible. It is a change that Stars is testing out at 6max and HU NL tables. Depending on how it goes, it could be implemented at all tables (including full ring) by 2010.
Basically, this change is HU > 6max > FR so this could kill off some of the full ring nit tables at the low stakes if it is fully implemented. It depends on the limit but it's generally +EV for 6max and HU while -EV for full ring. Due to the partial VPP part, this will make VPP's add up faster at the micro stakes because until now, the pot would rarely reach the amount necessary for the $.40 rake. However, at the low stakes, some calculations that people have done suggest that it may not be an improvement even for 6max players.
There were a ton of complaints about the - effects on FR and so Pstars is adjusting it so that FR is not hurt, but 6-max and HU will be improved.
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Hero (MP3) ($11.05)
: Hero is MP3 with J
, A[image: http://www.flopturnriver.com/phpBB2/images/smiles/spade.gif]
, Hero bets $0.35
, 2 folds
, SB raises to $0.90
, 1 fold
, Hero calls $0.55
: ($1.90) 10[image: http://www.flopturnriver.com/phpBB2/images/smiles/diamond.gif], 5[image: http://www.flopturnriver.com/phpBB2/images/smiles/heart.gif], 3[image: http://www.flopturnriver.com/phpBB2/images/smiles/spade.gif] (2 players)
SB bets $1.20
, Hero calls $1.20
: ($4.30) 6[image: http://www.flopturnriver.com/phpBB2/images/smiles/diamond.gif] (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $3
, 1 fold
$4.30 | Rake:
Hero didn't show J[image: http://www.flopturnriver.com/phpBB2/images/smiles/spade.gif], A[image: http://www.flopturnriver.com/phpBB2/images/smiles/spade.gif] (nothing).
Outcome: Hero won $4.10
Only because lemly was there, I think it was a nice float