Posted by : ikelos on 04:14 PM, 03-Oct-2010
Attention good kakis!
With effect from October 1 2010, Full Tilt Poker will be moving from the Dealt method of rake calculation to the Weighted Contribution method.
What does this mean you ask? Well, previously, as long as you were dealt into the hand you got an equal split of the rake. Assuming 5 players are dealt into the hand and the pot is $50 and Full Tilt rakes $2.50, your rake contribution would be $2.50/5 = $0.50. Your rakeback would then be 0.27x$0.50 for that particular pot. With the new method, your share of rake will be proportional to the amount you invest in each pot. Going by the same example above, you would get $0 of rake contributed if you fold preflop. On the other hand, if $20 of the $50 came from you, your weighted rake would now amount to $20/$50 x $2.50, making your rakeback 0.27 x $1. The reasoning behind weighted contribution is to assign each players their proportionally fair share of rake.
Obviously, some people are going to benefit from this, while others are going to see their weekly rakeback earnings fall. If you happen to be one of the rare players who do a lot of volume with a VPIP of 32, you're going to be shipping that rakeback every week. If you're TAGging it up at a VPIP of 16, you may find your weekly rakeback a little less sexy. Look for us in the forums if you have any questions on this. Happy hunting!