If you watch the big Full Tilt Poker games like I do, you have probably noticed a flurry of action lately at the high limit games, especially Omaha and Omaha 8/B. The question is: are pros starting to shun the "Big Game" and instead play online in the comfort of their own homes, where the action is probably better and the limits are just as high?
Look at the recent activity on Full Tilt Poker. You consistently have numerous pros playing the high limit games on Full Tilt, such as $200/$400 Pot Limit Omaha, $1000/$2000 Omaha 8/B, and $1000/$2000 Heads Up Limit Hold'em. These are just as high limits as you would find in a Vegas casino. It appears as though the pros are quickly realizing that:
1) It's easier to find a game online.
2) It's more comfortable.
3) The rake is lower.
4) There is weaker competition online.
Just look at the following names that consistently play nightly on Full Tilt Poker:
Phil Ivey, Mike Matusow, Jennifer Harman, Erick Lindgren, David Benyamine (as "looseslots"), Gus Hansen, John Juanda and others. That's a pretty stacked lineup. If players like Daniel Negreanu and Doyle Brunson weren't already affiliated with other rooms, then I am sure they would be playing these games as well.
Full Tilt Poker, through their marketing and active signing up of pros, is going to one day overtake Party Poker in total number of players, in my opinion. They are doing everything right.
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