The pooled race is a rake race involving players from Rakerace.com as well as participants from three other InterPoker partner sites. It was due to run between 1 April and 30 April, and offered a prize of €3,000 for first place, €2,000 for second and €1,500 for third. However, the rake race has now come to an abrupt end.
InterPoker hasn’t elaborated on what the problem is, exactly, but it has something to do with the poker room switching from the International Poker Network (IPN) to OnGame later in the week.
The move was announced at the beginning of the month, and InterPoker initially reassured players of the pooled race that the transition to the new network would be smooth. But instead, in a widely circulated email, the poker room said that InterPoker itself will be unavailable for 48 hours as it goes live on OnGame this Friday, and that “all payments will be made to [players] e-cash accounts and this and any balance will be transferred direct to their new OnGame accounts.”
OnGame is more than twice the size of IPN and the network recently introduced the Instant Rewards system, designed to make rewards available to casual, low stakes players instead of just professional grinders.
IPN, meanwhile, has been struggling with several of its big poker rooms leaving the network. Aside from InterPoker, Fortune Poker shut its doors for good earlier in the month.
However, for InterPoker players, other than the cosmetic changes attributable to the shift in software platforms, most other features of the poker room will remain the same.