UK Poker Player Poker News Hate finishing outside the bubble? A new insurance scheme could save players a lot of heartache

Hate finishing outside the bubble? A new insurance scheme could save players a lot of heartache

Posted by David Cowell on May 26, 2011 at 4:41 GMT

There is nothing quite so depressing as investing time, money, and enough mental effort to make a lawyer blush, in an online poker tournament, only to finish just short of the first payout (commonly referred to as being ‘inside the bubble’). A new starting service could offer some comfort for players who find themselves in this position: bubble insurance!

BeatTheBubble.com is a new insurance service that would give players a maximum payout of 125% of their buy in price, in the event that they go out of the tournament one, two or three places before the payments begin. The fee for the service would be 5% of the cost to buy in. It would be applicable for all online poker tournaments consisting of 32 players or more, and would me made available across all networks and independent operators.

BeatTheBubble founder Hilly Ehrlich said the scheme would eliminate the need for ‘bubble strategy’, a form of play commonly employed in online poker tournaments. “With thousands of poker fans playing tournaments around the world each and every day, ‘Beat the Bubble’ is a service long awaited by players whether amateur or professional” said Ehrlich.

Certainly it seems like a million dollar idea, but only time will tell. For more information, check out www.beatthebubble.com.