Thursday, January 25, 2007

Beyond Table Selection #3 - The Second Candidate!

In this series of articles we are trying to address a fundamental question that has been highlighted recently by observations that the bigger poker sites (stars / full tilt etc) have seen the games get tougher... the question is this;

Why be a small shark in a big pool when you can be the only shark in a pond full of fish??

Our approach is from the bottom-up, we first set out a set of criteria that a new site should be judged on.... and only then we started the process of comparing the sites to our needs.

We already looked at Absolute Poker - this can be found here (will open in a new window)

Beyond Table Selection #2 - Absolute

This time it is the turn of Titan Poker, unfortunately this site is not US friendly - I will look next at so as to include my US readers.

1) Bonuses; Scores a 'very good' here, not only the initial sign-up bonus of $275 (goes up to 100% up to $500 with our bonus code 'POKERPOINT'), but regular reload bonuses, these totalled $1900 in 2006 and there has been one already in 2007.

2) Game Selection; Will say 'Very Good' again, plently of cash games - both limit and NL, PLO, 7 stud and SNGs at many levels (tend to be 6-person after the lower limits). Traffic is high in the European evenings so plently of tables to choose from.

3) Weak Opposition; An 'Excellent' score here without any doubt, words such as terrible and 'so bad its funny' spring to mind. This is the main reason I currently spend time at Titan. You actually have to see it to believe it!!

4) Compatible with Tools; Yes - PokerTracker is fine here.

5) Good Selection of MTTs; Again a 'Very Good', there are freezouts and rebuys at various levels to choose from, Satellites to EPT / WPT events and big buy-in tourneys - and many Gtd prize pools including nightly $10k guarenteed games...

6) Loyalty Programs; Great for freerolls, including tickets to no less than 4 when you first sign up. There is a weekly depositors freeroll with a decent prize pool (handy for those reload bonuses) and many 'points' freerolls too. There is a VIP club with different levels which determines the size of your reload bonus too.

Overall Verdict; One thing stands out about all the rest here... the poor standard of play! Combine this with the reload bonuses and many freerolls then Titna looks like a serious contender!!

Take Action - check them out via the link below - your wallet will thank you very soon indeed!!

(Remember you get almost double the initial bonus with the code 'POKERPOINT")

Cheers, Mark

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