We'll be answering questions on this forum from now on.
We offer cash game insurance on www.insuredplay.com
It's a service that allows you to reduce variance, protect your bankroll and better manage your emotions (Tilt control).
Sign up, make a deposit and start playing with InsuredPlay program running on the side. The hands where you put your money all-in
with the better hand will automatically get insured.
There are a lot of free features on the site. After you start playing with InsuredPlay, go to the hand history section on the
website. You'll see the hands you played grouped into cash game session/tournament summaries. You can replay the highlights
of your game play & share hands etc.
Check it out and tell us what you think!
I tested out Insured play last week, I will be posting more about my experiences in the near future. I have ran up the $50 I deposited there to $72, which means I have taken a couple of bad beats, but at least was able to cover some of the variance. I have been using it only on partypoker, since I have a very low balance there and want to see how far I can run it up.
The free features on the site like the hand replayer are decent as well. I have been keeping the insuredplay client open since it is easy for me to review a session after I am finished in Insured Play's website which autoloads my hands rather than in the HM replayer.
Is the 50% off (or start at level 6) still available?
Emre, congrats on getting up and running on an idea that many have had before but did not execute. Couple of thoughts:
Obviously you will encounter many skeptics who will focus on the cost of insurance and the "-EVness" of your product. However I'm sure the majority of the naysayers have never run massively under AIEV for prolonged periods. There are actually some guys who have become quasi-famous on other forums for how far below AIEV they have run. These are respected players and I wonder if you highlighted or maybe even sponsored a couple of them that might bring more attention and legitimacy to your product?
I was also wondering if you have any formal agreement in place with the sites you cover or are you just hoping they don't disapprove of Insuredplay at some point in the future? pokerstars for example have a list of explicitly allowed programs/websites and it would be a great benefit I would imagine to be on that list asap.
One last point: I think it would help greatly if people knew a little more about yourself or the company as there is always a natural feeling of suspicion due to the history of online poker and gaming with regards sites that appear and then shutdown with depositors money. I think you need to go above and beyond the normal call of duty to reassure potential users of Insuredplay that their money is completely safe in order for your business to grow quickly.
As you can tell I am very interested in the future of Insuredplay as I think it is a great idea and hope it will be a big success for you.
I have recently been testing out a program called Insurance Play and I am writing a short review for those that might consider using this program.
Downswings are a part of the poker game and as a poker player my general goal is to make as much money as possible without going broke. InsuredPlay allows for a less variance way of building ones bank role. Your profit margin is less overall however you avoid some bad beats which allows you to continue on that slower but steady upwards curve.
Before a session you can adjust the maximum and minimum equity needed for a hand to be insured. This allows you to screen hands which might be too much of a favourite for you to insure (in your opinion) or too far behind for you to insure. I felt that the maximum equity needed for a hand to be insured should be adjustable instead of fixed at 100%. I do not feel insuring a hand which is a 90% favourite is worth insuring. Insured Play adjusted their settings to accommodate this request despite it eating into their profit and are ears open to further improvements.
Another improvement which I think would go well with the program is a "pause" feature or a "stop feature" which allows you to stop insuring a certain hand at any one time just on a whim. If I encounter an all in bluff while sat at a camera table on 888 and I miraculously realise it's a bluff because he just ate an oreo, then I can stop the program before I click call. The only way to do this at the moment is to end the process or turn it off completely. If I wanted to turn it back on after this I would have to leave my table and restart pokerstars which could be costly.
More realistically though if the guy is a huge fish and going all in every hand and I pick up AA I might not want to insure the hand even though we'll be all in. This added feature would avoid me turning the program off completely as I feel this program might be better used vs regs.
This program would potentially be a good investment for a professional grinder who would rather have less profit but few downswings or a person beginning to build his or her bankrole. This is also a program I would advice players who complain that "jokerstars" is rigged to use.
An improvement which I feel should be made on your website or program is making a very instructive, easy to understand guide which can help players who are maybe less aware of ranges and what a 70%-30% scenario might involve. Newer players to the game must be able to have a way to engage more with what equity percentages they really want to insure. If this is not the case they may be put off by the technicalities when arriving at your website. It requires a reasonable amount of thought when considering what hands you want to insure when you get it in on the flop or turn. Besides this, the software is very easy to use and I had no problems setting it up.
Overall I like InsuredPlay a lot and I will be continuing to use this product. I will post further feedback when I have engaged more with the product. On a final note I would just like to say thank you to Emri at Insurance play for his excellent support. I have received a swift and full response to all my queries whenever they have arisen.