Full Tilt Poker has recently re-evaluated the way that players will earn their FPP points. The announcement was made earlier this week. According to press releases, the site will no longer be using the dealt method of calculation, instead, they’ll be using what’s called the weighted contributed calculation method.
The dealt method of points calculation took all of the rake paid from everyone at a table, so long as they were dealt cards, and whether they paid a penny into rake or not, and gave each player equal credit for the pooled rake.
The Contributed Weighted Rakeback method instead gives players credit only for the portion of the hand they were actually involved in. Therefore, the small blind folding, only gets credit for paying the small blind, and that portion of the points.
This could be a good change for more active poker players. For those players that utilize a strong poker strategy, often folding for up to an hour while waiting for strong playable hands (ie the Multi-tablers) you’re about to see a reduction in your Full Tilt Poker points.
Many speculate that this change had a lot to do with the introduction of Rush Poker and the ease of waiting for playable hands. In the past, all the tables you folded along the way to the one you played earned you points. As a result, we may soon see less action at the Rush Tables.