With moderator's comment in mind, I'd like to rephrase the question.
What would be some of the basic strategy adjustments and exploitable quirks you would focus on when playing ZOOM?
(my apologies to all US players)
A few days ago they've introduced a new game mode where you play against a cloud of players. I don't want to mess up the description, but basically if you are dealt 72o you can do a quick fold, and you'll be immediately transferred to another table - meaning more hands played per hour etc. Blinds still seem to be applied very evenly i.e. you will not be randomly seated as a BB five tables in a row, but there are still adjustments to be made. My speculation so far:
- you play against a mass of opponents (430 at a single stakes level at the time of me writing this) and, being randomly moved, you don't get the ups and downs of sitting before an intimidating stack/super-aggressive opponent/novice player etc.
- same goes for keeping track of opponent behaviour. If an opponent chooses to insta-fold (which, clearly, does not get announced until the hand is over), he does not see your play.
Interesting point - I was curious to test a theory so I'd shove with pocket aces whenever an opportunity presented itself (100BB+ stacks). I got called way too often which is just swell - I'm writing this off as something that would happen while the game mode is still a novelty, but I wonder how many other exploitable quirks would present themselves.
I'd be keen to hear your thoughts on the mode and adjustments to the "normal" cash game strategy and personal experiences if any.