Betfair Poker have been cunning enough to sponsor some of the hottest young talent in poker today, in the form of Annette Obrestad and Sorel Mizzi. Now they are giving you the chance to see how you compare to the biggest names in the game, by relaunching their Stax#Rating system.
Stax#Rating is kind of like your "Poker IQ", they are designed to reflect a players overall performance at the table and give you an idea how you would fair in an event like the World Series of Poker Europe. The highest possible rating is 100, which really is an elite player who has proven themselves in a variety of game types. If you can get anything over about 55 you are certainly doing something right.
Your Stax#Rating is based on performance in cash games, sit and goes and multi-table tournaments, so you need to be a real rounder to top the Stax#Rating leader board. Over $200,000 of prizes and WSOPE packages are on offer for whoever tops the leader board – yet another fantastic free-money-for doing-nothing-different promotion from Betfair that is proving why they are one of the fastest growing poker rooms in Europe.
Normally a promotion like this would favour online the highest stakes cash game players; however this really is one that could be won by a formidable recreational player. Most of the high stakes pros don't touch MTTs and SNGs, nor do they do that well in them. If you are a bit of a jack of all trades, this is a great proving ground for you.
According to Betfair Poker the qualities needed to top the Stax#Rating challenge are Consistency, Adaptability, Fearlessness MTT form and the ability to grind. If that sounds like you or how you want to be, maybe its time to step up to the challenge at Betfair Poker.
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