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Betfair Collaborates with Playtech

Posted on January 11th, 2013

In an attempt to resuscitate its troubled poker revenues, the officials at Betfair are collaborating with the Playtech network. At present, Betfair has a partnership with Ongame; however, this collaboration has not earned the company any substantial profits. As a matter of fact, the company is facing a lot of financial crisis at present, as […]

Poker Platforms Offering More Variety to Players

Posted on January 4th, 2013

Now that 2013 has finally arrived, what’s new with poker? PokerStars has launched the world’s fastest poker variation called Zoom Poker. On the other hand, PokerNews is making the new year more special by allowing poker players to sign up with Full Tilt Poker via their online poker platform. By doing this, players can reap […]

New Poker Apps Launched

Posted on January 2nd, 2013

Players at PartyPoker have more reasons to party this New Year! The poker site has completely modified its tournament calendar and has increased its monthly guaranteed promotions and bonuses to $15,000,000. Apart from this, the player traffic at PartyPoker has shot up as merged with PartyGaming to form To add on to this, […]

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Bubble Protection Guide

Saturday, November 26th, 2011 by Phil

Bubble Protection (BP) is a new online site with an innovative product for online poker players. If you’ve played in MTT’s in the past chances are you’ve finished on the bubble in a tournament or two. Finishing on the bubble is one of the worst feelings that a poker player can experience in a tournament, but that’s no longer the case. Bubble Protection is a new patent pending product that will allow players to purchase “bubble protection” in various MTT’s at poker sites including PokerStars and Party Poker.

How Does Bubble Protection Work?

The “bubble” in a poker tournament refers to the player or group of players that finish just outside of the money. The idea behind the new Bubble Protection product is that players will be able to purchase insurance basically. If you purchase bubble protection from BP you’ll receive your tournament entry + fee back from the site if you finish on the bubble. Bubble Protection will protect 10% of the tournament entries in a tournament on the bubble.

For instance, if you purchase BP in a tournament with 2000 players you need to finish within 200 places of the money. If 300 players get paid in the tournament and you finish in 450th place you’d be protected by the bubble protection that you bought. It looks like you’ll need to pay about 10% of the buy-in to purchase protection, so you need to make sure you check your stats to find out if you finish near the bubble enough to make purchasing BP profitable.

Right now it looks like most of the tournaments that you can purchase protection in are at PokerStars or Party Poker. The poker sites aren’t affiliated with Bubble Protection in anyway and they won’t even know you’re using the service. Bubble Protection uses tournament results from trusted poker results trackers to find out if you finished in the “new bubble” created by your protection. If you do finish in the new bubble you’ll receive the full tournament entry and fee into your Bubble Protection account.

You can allow the funds in your account to accumulate until you want to withdraw your funds. You can withdraw the money using Moneybookers or Cheque although we recommend Moneybookers if you have an account. Finishing on the bubble is never fun and it only puts me on tilt. With the new Bubble Protection product players will never need to worry about losing on the bubble again. The new product can be profitable if you finish on the bubble a lot, but you need to figure out if it’s worth it based on your stats. If you finish in the money or outside of the new bubble you lose the protection money you paid to BP, which looks to be roughly 10% of the buy-in for the tournament.

This is a very innovative product that PokerStars and Party Poker players should try out a few times to see if they end up saving themselves a tournament buy-in. Several pro poker players have endorsed the new product and it looks like it should become popular once more players find out about the new product.