partypoker have today released a new software update that will allow players to use their real names on cash game tables instead of their screen names. Offering real name cash games reduces player concerns around anonymity and the chance to build more of a community feel around the tables.
A second key feature of the software release is the new tournament lobby for Mac users. This closes the gap against the current software available for Windows users and now offers:
- Dashboard overview; personalised lobby display showing players chipstack and position whilst tournament is in play
- Digital tournament clock providing a visual improvement for players
- Improved player list to include rank, player name (screenname). As the tournament progress Bounty on a players head and Chips/Prizes will be displayed
- Quick access sub-navigation tabs to provide quick access to vital tournament sections
- Updated title bar display including the total buy-in and the tournament ID
- New colours for tournament statuses to enhance the visuals for the player
- Position & stack; a new data point that will display the position and stack of the player at the end of each hand
Other features of the release on partypoker today includes:
- Players using Windows and Mac will now have the ability to play six fast forward tables at a time instead if the previous four
- $0.01/$0.02 has now been added to the Fast Forward lobby for the lower stakes, recreational players
- A new POWERFEST table theme has been added to give players more variety with an improved final table theme
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