End of Season 6

Hey all,

Season 6 ends tonight so get spending those chips!

Theres a problem with the displaying of the rankings at the moment but i can see the correct scores in the backend database so spend all you can and get as many points as possible and i assure you they will all be counted towards you final standings.

[b]New thing for Season 7 is that you can KEEP your original name!  Only you can re-use the name, so no one can steal it, but if you would like to go season to season as the same name, you now can.[/b]

What else lies ahead for Season 7:

– New poker room
– WPSS is back

Season 7/8

– promotional work done to attract 2000+ players

before 2009

– new rankings system that makes it much more fun to be further down the rankings.

I’m sure a few people have realised the dropping player numbers – thats purely down to me not pushing the site as much as usual due to things being not quite right.  I still have huge plans for poker sharks and they WILL be realised.  You can see what my plan is for the next 6 months or so above and i intend on sticking to them.

Good luck for the end of Season 6 and see you in Season 7!


April Fools

I was tempted to do an April Fools joke this year and announce the new finished poker rooms or announce that Poker Sharks was closing down for good.  Couldn’t decide which one to do and to be honest, i dont think either would have been that funny so im glad i left it.

I do have an update though.  Progress is going well and the new poker rooms and WPSS should be back in the next month or so.  As always it is longer than I’d like but these aren’t small tasks we’re doing here and they are taking some time to get finished.

I’ll be looking out for some keen poker room testers in the coming weeks and test whether we really do have a new and improved poker room.

Really looking foward to a Live WPSS where we have a whole host of sharks playing the WPSS for real in the poker room in a multi table poker room, should be pretty cool.  Can’t wait.

Hand 30,000

Quick post to publish a little screen shot from the other night.

Hand 30,000 in the poker room was played and Blue Monkey was the winner with the huge hand of a pair of Queens =$. 

The poker room was busy the whole night which was nice – see you there soon and well done Blue Monkey, nh!

30k hand













Season 5 Final Standings

Well the big hand and the little hand have both hit 12, and Season 5 has come to a close.  There wasn’t much doubt who was going to get the silver Poker Sharks Season 5 bracelet; Blizzo has led the field pretty much from Day 1 and went on to get the highest score Poker Sharks has ever seen.  Well done Blizzo!  Congratulations to the rest of the Top 10 as well, they all get a limited edition Poker Sharks wristband – fire over your addresses to pokergods at pokersharks.co.uk and ill send out your bands along with shiny certificates.

Here’s the Top players:

Top 10







































The poker room played a bigger part this season with much more chips being won and lost.  The more chips won and the more hands played the more poker skill was gained – in Season 6 this will be even more important.

Congrats to the Iceman for being top of the poker room rankings for quite a while.  I launched a late serge and and Rover was always on his heals, but the end of Season big money poker put you well out of reach.

Poker Room Top 10











Honorable mentions to these 10 players too.  I’d estimate 20,000 of the 27,000 hands played in the poker room this season had one of the below involved.  Lets hope some of you are in the table above next season though yeah ;-). 










Poker Skill is the cornerstone of any great Poker Shark, who had the most?
















Challenging for that poker skill is another huge part of the game.  Who won the most?
















The daily tournaments and the WPSS are a good way to boost your chip count, here’s who won the most:
















No-one likes to come 4th in a daily tournament, just out of the payout.  Well some managed to do that with some degree od skill – in fact this season we have 3 very skilled sharks that managed to come 4th, 11 times…wow.
















Thats about it from me tonight – my head is fuzzy from numbers and databases right about now.  Remember Season 6 starts in just a few hours.  If you are 100 days old today then you will be auto-retired tomorrow so you dont need to do anything.  If you are not 100 days old today you will need to manually click ‘retire’ so you start from day 1 and have the best chance of a top 10 prize.  If you dont want to go for the top 10, then just carry on into next season and revel in being at the top for a bit!

Cya in Season 6!

A little note

It’s not often I write non-announcement type post, but i feel there is a need for one right about now.

Season 6 is just around the corner and behind the scenes there is a hive of activity getting everything ready (full details in the forum).  I hope to see as many of you as possible back for Season 6 and for many Seasons after that.  However, I’m aware that Poker Sharks is in a very competitive arena and there are many online games that are just as absorbing as Poker Sharks can be.

I realise we have a few issues in Poker Sharks regarding the poker room that have been present for quite a while.  Whilst it may seem like im dragging my heals and not doing a lot about it, its far from the truth.  I’d like to explain a bit further into the issues the poker room has had.

*A year ago*

Once i had saved up the pennies I decided a great addition would be to have a poker room in Poker Sharks so went ahead and started developing one.  In this development we learnt a lot, and made some mistakes, fixed them and moved on to the next task.  Once we were happy the Poker room went live.  Unfortunatley there were some problems – thats fine, we fixed those within weeks.  Then some more issues cropped up – so we fixed those.  Then some more, etc etc.  As time went on we discovered that the bugs were getting harder and harder to find and then fix.  To the point where we are chasing our own tails (yes Lynx tails).  This brings us up to date as of a couple of months ago.  Since then we have started over, totally from scratch on a brand new poker room.  We have learnt so much from the initial poker room that this new one is being built in a much more structured and effecient way.  Its much easier to test and will also cope with many tables all playing at once.

*back to today*

So to cut through the detail, this new poker room will be going live in mid season 6 so April/May time.

I realise that when people pay a fee for a service (such as a game), then you expect a certain level of performance from that service.  With regards to the poker room, we may have dropped below that acceptable level.  I take the full blame for this and hold my hands up.  Even the most disgruntled of players must agree that there has still been many a happy hour in the poker rooms and the small community we have here really makes it.  Its very rare to have such a good community for an online game, i dont think ive ever played for more than an hour on a real money poker site without being called some obsentity countless times everytime i win a hand.

*queue the smallest violin in the world* 

Poker Sharks is run by me, Lynx, one person.  As it stands today i run this game in my spare time and dont make a penny for my time.  Web development, hosting and marketing more than absorb any income so the set up is slightly different to some other online games provided by Yahoo, or alike.

I dont want to harp on about that because its my ambition to have the new poker room launched in the coming months and then to go on a full offensive to get thousands of new players and then the money will come flowing in.  I’ll be doing these blog posts on my private yet on my way to Vegas in a year or two so its all good.

So to sum up

Poker Sharks is still evolving and yes we have a few issues.  Looking passed that we still have a unique game here that really puts the fun back into poker and is fun for all the family.  We have one of the best online communities i have ever come accross and I will need everyones help to maintain this as we grow into a game with 10s of thousands of players.



(PS There is going to be some high limit poker being played in the poker room over the next couple of days to spend the last of those chips – if you have any spare, pop in and have a splash, you could win big)

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