antistuff, on Tuesday, March 11th, 2008, 4:36 AM, said:
uhhh......no.very few hands end up in an allin. when players are allin and the action is done little buttons pop up. they could pop up where the check bet fold buttons are. they would ask if you would like to run it twice. the players would have like ten seconds or something to hit yes or no. if it times out its an automatic no. there could also be options somewhere for always run it twice/never run it twice. this would not slow down the game significantly.i haven't seen the code for any poker sites but as a decent programmer i can take an educated guess that this would not be hard to implement.
Evastian, on Tuesday, March 11th, 2008, 5:52 AM, said:
What stakes do you play at?I ask because precisely ZERO hardcore online professionals (yes, there are many) would consider a potentially +EV situation to be too much "hassel"? You think a full table of 50/100 players don't care or know about their game enough to realise where dealing it twice is beneficial?I'm not saying that deal it twice is something they should do all the time, but giving professionals more options (if possible) seems to be a valid avenue of interest.As for your comment mentioning that I've only seen it played on HSP, but assume it to be popular...so what? Do I need to rail every live game on the planet to understand that a basic poker option can be popular? Think outside the box and beyond your computer monitor.
No. Running it twice does not change the EV of the situation at all, only limits the variance.
im still not sold that many of these people that get these big online scores are winners when it comes to the live game, which, by the way, is real poker.