Archive for April 2014

888poker adds Xuan Liu and Sofia Lӧvgren to the Team 888poker Lineup!

Team 888poker  has gotten even stronger with the addition of two new members, Canada’s Xuan Liu and Sofia Lӧvgren from Sweden.


Hailing from Toronto, Xuan Liu is a regular on the poker tournament circuit, with over $1.4 million in live event cashes to her name. Her results at major events are impressive, including a $600,000 4th place finish at the PCA in 2012, and 3rd place at the EPT San Remo 2011 for $524,075.   Xuan took home her first tournament title and trophy at the IPT San Remo the previous year.

Xuan’s passion for poker began at a young age and evolved into a lucrative pastime during her time at University. Whilst studying for her post-graduate degree in Finance, Xuan travelled to Europe where she experienced her first NLH Tournament final table.  After that Xuan decided to become a full time professional.  In 2013, she was declared as one of the WPT Season XI’s ‘Ones to Watch’.


Sofia Lövgren is a professional poker player based in Malta and Gothenburg. Her major focus is on online cash games, but over the years she’s also achieved a strong live tournament record which has included four WSOP cashes and deep runs in the Irish Open, EPT San Remo and EPT London High Roller.  Her live tournament earnings are more than $130,000.


A talented writer, Sofia has her own blog and is a regular article contributor in national newspapers and European poker magazines.  She’s also extremely active in the world of social media. A 2013 Poker Listings ‘Spirit of Poker – Here Comes the Future Award’ nominee, Sofia has now taken the next exciting step in the poker career, signing as an 888 Ambassador.


888poker is extremely proud and excited to welcome both women to the team. They join an already strong roster of female players including Australia Poker Hall of Famer & WSOPE Bracelet winner Jackie Glazier, and American cash game specialist, Jessica Dawley.


To read more about Xuan Liu and Sofia Lӧvgren, please visit their official pages on the 888poker website.



888Poker back on SharkScope!

SharkScope is delighted to announce that, after extensive negotiations, we are now able to partner again with one of the world’s fastest growing poker networks, 888 Poker and their sister Spanish site back on Sharkscope!

The agreement is to implement a similar system to the one we currently employ on PokerStars and Adajabet where, by default, all ROI and Profit data is hidden until you opt-in. Once you opt-in you have full access to SharkScope’s wealth of features to analyse your statistics.

888Poker and have set up mock tournaments with the names of SharkScope Opt In & SharkScope Opt Out, and the passwords for these tournaments are “optmein” and optmeout” respectively. This will be the new easy way you can get your accounts opted in and out as needed.


For more details on the opting in and opting out procedures please see here:



In an effort to give the integration a jump start 888 has designed many new promotions for new depositors which can be found by clicking the banners on the website, they include free money, deposit bonuses, freerolls, WSOP satellites and entry into steps for the WSOP as well. In other words 888 is going all out as a partner to give SharkScope users the best possible reasons to play on their site.

For those of you who have been playing on 888 we are doing everything we can to get some of the results from the past months that are missing from our database. If we can accomplish this the data will be added to your charts – otherwise there will be a gap in all statistics from the 18th of July 2013 to the 25th of March 2014.

SharkScope would like to thank those of you who have written and posted that you’d like 888 back. We heard you and are glad that we could, with the help of 888 accomplish this goal.

Lastly, we want to thank 888 for their fairness and openness to once again become part of the SharkScope family.

iPoker switches to opt-in system


We’re sorry to announce that the iPoker network, which consists of skins such as Everest Poker, Poker770 and William Hill has chosen to switch to a FullTilt style opt-in system, where by all results from games with less than 30 players are hidden by default, until that player opts in. Opting in and out is now a very simply process of finding the special SharkScope cash table in the iPoker client and typing either optin or optout in the chat box.

The changes will affect both the SharkScope website and the SharkScope HUD, but ensures that SharkScope and all its tools continue to be fully permitted by the iPoker network.

Details of the opt-in and opt-out system can be found here:



iPoker players which are currently listed in our leaderboards will be automatically considered opted-in for the next 3 months, to give them time to opt-in manually during that time without losing their place on those leaderboards.

Whilst in the short term these rule changes do reduce the amount of information available to most users with regards to looking at other iPoker player statistics, there are still many ways SharkScope can still be used effectively and in particular users should review the VS Me functionality:

  • Versus Me Functionality

    Once you have configured your own player names if you search a player who has not opted in yet, or even has blocked their name, you will see the full statistics derived from the games that you have played against that player.

Please bear with us during the transition to this new system as It will take a little time for us to get to the critical mass of players opted-in and we appreciate your patience. However if you are a current subscriber and wish to discuss your subscription please contact



Shock as Bodog anonymizes buttons in client

Today in a surprise move, sure to send shock waves through out the poker industry, Bodog announced it will shortly be anonymizing all the buttons in its poker client. The move is reportedly to prevent winning players from having the unfair advantage of knowing how much they are betting or even more egregiously, if they are raising or folding.

A Bodog spokesman, who refused to be identified, gleefully stated, “for years people who have taken the time to learn how to play poker properly have taken advantage of those that haven’t by cynically learning the correct moves and using them. Victimising players who, through no fault of their own, were never quite able to get round to reading a poker book. We say no more! We believe in a completely level playing field!”

Artist's Impression of the New Bodog Client

Artist’s Impression of the New Bodog Client

The spokesman declined to be drawn into further speculation that Bodog will soon anonymize all cash prizes on their site so that no one will have the advantage of knowing how much they’ve won. However they did point to their fast cash out times whilst some observers claim to have heard the spokesman laughing maniacally under their breath.

Editors note: Due to recent efforts to anonymize their own name, the company referred to as Bodog in this article may or may not be called Bodog in your region at the time of press.