On the 6th of February, a professional player Phil Galfond finally launched his own poker room Run It Once Poker. The launch day passed pretty well, there were just some minor incidents in its running, but a lot of users said it had been a great start. Regulars from the 2+2 forum have even shared their impressions from playing on the poker site at the first stage of its “life”.
Phil Galfond himself constantly answers the questions related to Run It Once on the forums. The guy has also shared his vision on how things have gone at RIO compared to his own expectations. The player estimated some room's features taking 10 as the max score. Speaking about traffic of the poker room, Phil put 7 out of 10, which is more than he expected. The situation is similar in the case of software and game quality. Taking into account users’ reaction to Splash the Pot, it was praised 9/10, and it is a way greater than was initially anticipated. Referring to high stakes traffic, Galfond expected it to be much better, seems there is no much game in the high stakes section.
How things have gone at @RunItOncePoker compared to my expectations (5 = average outcome I expected):— Phil Galfond (@PhilGalfond) February 24, 2019
High stakes traffic: 2/10
Reactions to software: 7/10
Reactions to Splash The Pot: 9/10
Game Quality: 7/10
Ability to keep up w/ all the work I want to do: 1/10
Obviously, Run It Once is a new poker site and there is still a lot to do. We will monitor the development regarding Phil Galfond's poker room to keep you informed.