- Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:04 pm
The latest update seems to have a bug when it comes to All-In showdowns after the river.
On the river, if one player shoves All-In and the other calls, then only the winner's cards are revealed in showdown.
I guess technically the loser's are also "revealed," but it immediately has that really faded, nearly invisible look (like when you look at your own cards after folding), which is impossible to see if the other player has a really wild or colorful avatar. It also only lasts onscreen for a brief second, so you don't have enough time to make it out when you're straining your eyes to see. Note that the losers cards are started out "faded out" even as the cards are flipping, it's not like it starts out bright and easily visible and then fades out when a winner is determined after the reveal is complete (which is the way it used to be).
It only happens if both players go All-In on the river. So not when players are All-In on previous streets or the preflop.
I think whats happening is that the poker software knows which player has won, since both cards are now technically revealed and the board is already complete, so a winner can be determined. Having determined that one player is a winner and the other player is a loser, it shows the loser cards as being folded or "lost" right away, without taking the time to let everyone see both cards for a second. The way it used to be, both player's card were first fully revealed (not faded out), and then the poker software pretended to "think" for a brief second as we look at the cards, then the winner would be "determined" and have the chips awarded to him while the losers card would transition to the faded out "lost" image. That way was obviously a lot better.
It feels like the poker site is trying to be "quicker" about these showdowns to get the hands moving along, but in this case (all-in after the river card), its just too fast as it jumps the gun.
It took me a while to figure out what was going on, since I thought sometimes I could see the loser's All-In cards and sometimes I couldn't, when I should always be able to. Turns out that being on the river is what makes the difference
I tried playing without Animations in the Settings menu, but that actually makes it worse. Then you don't even see the faded cards "flipping around," they just flash on screen briefly in "faded view," so you have even less time to see the cards.
I would love to see this fixed up. It always feels good to win an All-In on the river after a tough call, but a big part of that feeling of victory is lost when I don't get to see what my opponent was trying to bluff or beat me with!