Pokernews lists their 10 most important innovations in online poker. First five here.
10. Rush Poker
"The crack cocaine of poker" is quickly becoming a cliche. A stroke of genius by Full Tilt Poker.
9. Mac clients
Playing online poker was hell for Mac users before Full Tilt Poker finally published the first Mac client in 2005. Before that you had to use a "virtual PC" which slowed the computer down to a crawl.
8. Training sites
A strategy book may be outdated two months after publication but with training sites you can constantly keep up with the trends in the game.
7. Synchronized tournament breaks
So simple, yet so effective. Going to the bathroom, fetching coffee or stretching a little bit suddenly doesn't mean you have to miss a single hand even when you're multitabling tournaments. Another bright idea by FTP.
6. Heads up games
Before online poker heads up was hardly ever played and most landbased casinos are still reluctant to spread it. Online heads up has become hugely popular and many top players specialize in it.
Top five innovations coming up tomorrow.