Titan Poker Review
Titan Poker is the biggest site on the booming iPoker network. It really does live up to its name sake, offering a series of titanic promotions. The 100% up to $600 sign-up bonus is just the tip of the iceberg, with a $50,000 Summer Jackpot rake race, $140k Omaha rake race and bad beat bonus also running. If that isn’t enough, there’s a $20k new depositors freeroll (the perfect bankroll builder), $50 referral program and ‘top hand of the day’ promotion. By accruing Titan points (via rake accumulation), you receive special cash bonuses and internet poker tournament tokens.
You can expect up to 30,000 players online at Titan Poker during peak periods – Europe’s biggest poker room. Competition is pretty soft at Titan – there’s a bevy of weak, passive players, there just to complete the sign-up bonuses. They are often playing with scared money, and will fold to a hint of aggression. The iPoker network also incorporates a lot of Sportsbook sites, including William Hill and Bet365, so you get a lot of loose gamblers looking to spunk off their chips.
There’s a range of low and mid stakes action across several variants – Texas Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha and 7-Card Stud. Titan boasts a formidable range of tournaments, with freezeouts and re-buys from $1-$100 running round the clock. The $109 buy-in, $250k guaranteed is the crown jewel in Titan Poker tournaments, running every Sunday. For Sit n’Go fanatics, the ‘Jackpot SnG’s’ offer juicy cash prizes for finishing 1st or 2nd 6 times in a row. There are also plenty of opportunities to qualify for live events at Titan, with more satellites than NASA running to the WPT Marrakech and the Irish Winter Festival.
Titan Poker utilises the very popular, functional, Playtech Software. The lobby is easy to navigate, with extensive filtering options and a handy ‘My Tournament Tab’, which allows you to keep track of the tourneys you’ve registered for. In game graphics are solid not spectacular, with smooth chip animations and 3D avatars. The instant hand re-player tool is very slick, and Titan is fully compatible with tracking software such as Pokertracker and Hold’em Manager. If you prove you’re a winning player, there’s even a chance to join ‘Team Titan’, and be sponsored to play in tournaments across the globe.
Juicy and attractive guaranteed tournaments run every half-an-hour at Titan. In fact it has one of the best schedules of guaranteed tournaments in online poker. Their multi-table tournaments are soft and winnable, and their steps and satellite tournaments provide great promotions/packages to live events. Titan also run well-structured deep stack events on a daily basis, and high stakes tournaments can be played in the annual European Championship of Online Poker (ECOOP) VI – one of the biggest and most popular online circuit events for high stakes tournament players.
For low stakes players with a small bankroll, this is the best site to grind MTTs. The majority of NL freezeout tournaments have a $1 – $30 entry fee and low stakes daily guaranteed tournaments run every half an hour or so. Popular tournaments for new players include the daily $12, 500 Freezeout ($5.50 entry), the $1,000 GP Freezeout ($6.60 entry), the $7,500 GP ($5+.50 entry) and the $4,000 GP ($10+1 entry). Titan also run a good selection of daily Freerolls including the $50 and $100 dailies.
The biggest weekly tournament at Titan is the Sunday $250k Gtd (19:00 GMT). This has a direct entry of $320, but players can qualify through multiple satellites run daily. The two other biggest tournaments at Titan include the Saturday $100k Gtd and the Friday $50k Freezeout.
Daily Satellites to Titan’s Sunday $250k Gtd:
|11:30||$10 + $1 Trb R/A|
|16:00||$40 + $4 Freezeout|
|18:00, 21:00||$32 + $3 Trb R/A|
|23:00||$25 + $2.5 Trb R/A|
Steps Tournaments are becoming some of the most popular games in online poker, and Titan Poker offers them aplenty. Just like PartyPoker and PokerStars Steps tournaments, Titan’s involve playing single-table tournaments (Sngs) where the top players progress through a series of ladders or “stages”. As you progress through the different Sngs, the prizes and rewards become larger, and at the end of the ladder is a big payday and live VIP package. All this can be won from a small buy-in. In total there are 5 Steps, these are fun, give you plenty of experience, and allow small stakes players to cash in on big prizes!
Players who sign up to Titan get a free $500 bonus and poker calculator tool!
Titan offers a vast array of deposit options, including Neteller, Moneybookers, ClickandBuy, Ukash and UseMyBank. Support is comprehensive, with a live chat feature and phone support. All data is securely encrypted at Titan, and it has no history of financial difficulties.