Oct 14, 2012
Party Poker Fast Forward – Out of Testing and onto the Tables
By RTR Dennis
A few weeks ago, Party Poker announced how they were beta testing their new “Fast Forward” variant among a small collection of players. And it appears as if the testing went quite well since Party have now made Fast Forward available to the public.
More Stakes to come
Currently, the only game available is $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold’em; however, players can expect to find more stakes in the future. Those who want to play the $0.01/$0.02 NLHE games simply need to visit the software and look for “Fast Forward” under the cash games tab.
Assuming you do try it, you’ll be able to play far more hands per hour since this quick poker variant whisks you away as soon as your action is finished in a hand. For example, if you look down and see the dreaded 7-2 offsuit combo, you can click fold and immediately be taken to another table where a new set of cards awaits.
Infamous poker pro Tony G did an excellent job of describing what players can expect from Fast Forward as he said, “Poker is about action, action, and more action and for that reason, it is great to have Fast Forward cash games on Party Poker. Play fast or go home.”
Fast Forward Benefits
The concept behind this poker variant is that players can avoid wasting hours of their life waiting on others to make decisions. Furthermore, winning players can greatly increase their win rate since they’ll be playing lots of extra hands.
Another point worth making here is that Fast Forward leads to far more Party Points and benefits. Seeing as how available VIP rewards include tournament tokens, cash bonuses, Party store items, free cashouts, concierge service and up to 50% rakeback, players can definitely benefit from the extra Party Points.
If you’re tired of waiting around for opponents and want “action, action, and more action,” you should definitely consider giving Fast Forward a try.