Carbon Poker has removed the option of seeing who has registered for a Sit n Go game to eliminate extreme game selection – more commonly known as “Bumhunting”.
Carbon Poker has taken action to prevent “bumhunting” in their Sit n Go games by replacing the names of players who have already registered for the game with
Registered Player 1,
Registered Player 2 etc. Once a game starts, the players´ names appear as normal at the table and notes made previously about each player can be seen and added to.
While the game is still
registering, the anonymous Sit n Go lobby prevents experienced players from choosing to play in a game because they can identify certain players as weak – or not play in a game because the competition is considered to be tough. Where the changes will be most noticeable will be at the heads-up Sit n Go tables (HUSNGs).
Is Carbon Moving Towards a Recreational Model?
In a blog post announcing the introduction of anonymous Sit n Go registration, Carbon Poker hinted that this was just one step the site was taking to protect recreational players and encourage them to play more at Carbon Poker. The post alluded to Bovada Poker´s practice of hiding screen names and commented that the network had not gone to this extreme
The blog post announcing a
more level playing environment was later severely edited to remove any implication that Carbon Poker was moving towards a recreational model and also take out comments relating to bumhunters which referred to them as a nasty little breed of poker players that
would rather walk on nails than play anybody whom they deem to be of equal or greater skill level.
Unfortunately for those who were concerned about offending Carbon Poker´s
bumhunters, the full text of the original blog post was posted in the Carbon Poker Discussion thread on the 2+2 poker forum; where it was considered to be typical of the way in which the Merge Gaming Network is trying to alienate winning players.
New $10,000 “Chip King” Promotion for April
The fuss about Carbon Poker´s anonymous Sit n Go lobbies overshadowed the news about the site´s $10,000 Chip King promotion which starts on Tuesday (1st April). The promotion consists of four freeroll tournaments played on the next four Saturdays in April (starting @3.00pm Central Standard Time), with the value of each tournament increasing throughout the month.
Players have to opt-in to the promotion and then qualify for the freeroll tournaments by earning at least 100 Carbon VIP Points within the qualifying period leading up to the freeroll tournament. In a further twist, players´ starting chip stacks in each of the freerolls will depend on the number of VIP Points they have earned during each qualifying stage:-
|Week||Freeroll Date||Qualifying Period||Prize Pool|
|1||April 6th||April 1st – April 4th||$1,000|
|2||April 13th||April 1st – April 11th||$1,500|
|3||April 20th||April 1st – April 18th||$2,500|
|4||April 27th||April 1st – April 25th||$5,000|
|VIP Points||Starting Stacks|
|100 – 249.9||250 chips|
|250 – 499.9||500 chips|
|500 – 999.9||1,000 chips|
|1,000+||Custom based on points earned|
Carbon Poker´s April Reload Bonus
Carbon Poker is also continuing its monthly 75% reload bonus offer during April. This offer is available to existing players who make a deposit of between $25.00 and $500.00 into their accounts before the end of the month using the Carbon Poker bonus code
APRIL375PK. Players who do not yet have an account with Carbon Poker can qualify for a 200% first deposit bonus up to $5,000 when they use the Carbon Poker bonus code