As the name suggests, Zoom is fast poker, as soon as players see their cards, they can choose to fold and be instantly moved to a new table. This means it’s possible to play a lot more hands per hour.
Zoom Poker is particularly well suited to playing on mobile devices because it doesn’t need as much screen space as multi tabling regular cash game tables. PokerStars does allow players to join several player pools, Zoom multi tabling, for those who can think fast.
One of the benefits of Heads Up play on Zoom is that players don’t get to choose their opponents. The problem with standard tables is that most regulars will refuse to play against a stronger player and sit, waiting until a weaker player decides to play. This is frustrating for all players.
PokerStars is also planning to make changes to normal Heads Up tables next year, which should reduce the problem. Rooms on the MPN network (formerly Microgaming) have solved the problem by only offering heads up cash games on fast poker tables.
Nordicbet, Betsafe, Unibet and Bettsson all provide heads up games in the 8 player HU Blaze format. The player pool is restricted to 8 players who play each other one hand at a time in the Blaze fast fold game.
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