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Titan Poker is the newest member of the iPoker network, and is owned by the same people who brought you Noble Poker (before it was purchased by Empire). If you've played Noble before, Titan Poker will seem very familiar to you - only bluer. Where you had yellow, green and red at Noble, you'll find lots of blue instead at Titan. Most of the downsides of playing at Noble are present on Titan as well, but it's still worth examining the pros and cons of this new site.

Software: The software at Titan Poker is about as clumsy as you'll find on the net today. The lobbies are probably the best thing the site has going for it, as they display a full range of information to make choosing the right table easy (hands per hour, players per flop, and average pot size). The graphics are decent, but not a step above the other sites in any real way. Multi-tabling is nearly impossible because having more than one table open consumes so many system resources. If you want to take notes on your opponents at Titan, you'll have to use your own notepad - there's no note-taking function within the software. There's also no convenient way to see how close you are to clearing a bonus; you'll have to contact support or wait for a weekly email to find out how many Titan Points you've earned. Worst of all, opportunities for reviewing your hand history are almost nonexistent. There's no excuse for making clumsy software when so many good examples (Full Tilt, PokerStars) are around - Titan definitely has plenty of room for improvement in this area.

Traffic: The number of games on Titan Poker leaves a lot to be desired. Don't count on finding razz, triple draw, or anything remotely exotic at Titan. While the site has tables available for hold'em, Omaha, and Omaha hi-lo, in reality hold'em is the only game with any sort of player base. There were zero Omaha-high tables going when I played on the site for an evening, and only two Omaha hi-lo tables going (one for .02-.04, and the other for .50-1). During my stay there were never more than 2 full ring hold'em tables going at any limit, and only one shorthanded table at the highest limit the site offers, 10-20. If you see more than 1000 players online at once, you've hit a busy night at Titan. While this can be a good thing in some ways, there are also plenty of downsides. If you're looking for lots of game selection, the traffic at Titan probably isn't enough to keep you satisfied.

Softness of the games: If you're looking for a game to crush, you probably don't need to go any further than Titan Poker. Players on the iPoker network have a reputation for being some of the loosest, most passive on the net today, and that reputation is well-deserved. If you can catch a few hands here and there in your ring games, chances are you'll get paid off in a big way. And the tournament players - well, they're simply awful. Be prepared to see players call down the nuts with middle pair on a regular basis. This means lots of suckouts, but it also means easy money when you aren't completely unlucky.

Support: Titan Poker's front end has a live support option so you can chat with a support representative should you encounter any problems with the software. There's also an em-mail address available for questions, and a toll-free number for U.S. citizens. Anyone outside America who can't get any help through the other methods is going to have to pay long-distance charges on an international call - not exactly a bright spot for Titan.

Promotions: Here's where Titan Poker does okay for itself. Titan offers a 100% sign-up bonus up to $500, which is cleared by earning The same Sit 'n Go tournament promotions from Noble Poker are in effect at Titan as well, meaning that a lucky streak at the tournament tables could net you as much as $1 million. There are also lots of freerolls and guaranteed prize pool tournament with significant overlay. If you can deal with the negative aspects of Titan, the promotions just might sweeten the pot enough for you to continue playing there.

If you like soft low-limit hold'em games and juicy bonuses, and are willing to put up with less-than-perfect software, Titan Poker might be worth a shot - just be sure you're comfortable with the flaws before you invest a substantial amount of money there.


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