Abilities

Ability points are the points at the PokerAbility website that you get for each $ of rake, while playing at partner poker rooms, with your account being tracked to PokerAbility. Ability points are necessary to achieve new statuses at the PokerAbility website, which give access to more advanced sections of the Strategy, educational videos, trainings, and hand evaluations.

In order to play at partner poker rooms, being tracked to PokerAbility, and get ability points at our website, you need to register at a poker room that you like, following registration instructions, which you may find in the description of each partner poker room.

In your Profile on the homepage of our website, you may observe your ‘active’ status, the amount of ability points received ‘per week’ and ‘per month’ and a status bar, which shows how many ability points you need to get in order to achieve a new status.

All the statuses at our website are divided into ‘weekly’ and ‘monthly’ ones. Once a new status is achieved, it is automatically set for the following week or month.

For example, your status is ‘Newbie’, and you need to get 6.25 ability points in a week in order to get a new ‘weekly’ status of ‘Journeyman’. Once you get 6.25 ability points and achieve the status of ‘Journeyman’, it will be automatically set for the entire next week, regardless of whether you will keep on playing next week or not, and whether you will get ability points or not. Your status of ‘Journeyman’ will remain unchanged for the entire next week.

The same rule concerns the ‘monthly’ status.

For example, your status is ‘Newbie’, and you need to get 25 ability points in a month in order to get a new ‘monthly’ status of ‘Journeyman’. Once you get 25 ability points within this given month and achieve the status of ‘Journeyman’, it will be automatically set for the entire next month, regardless of whether you will keep on playing next month or not. Your status of ‘Journeyman’ will remain unchanged for the entire next month.

Your ‘active’ status will correspond to the highest status that you have earned within this period of time, or that you reached during the previous period of time. 

For example, you are tracked to PokerAbility and you have been playing poker for 1 month and 3 weeks. During the first month, you earned the status of ‘Elder’, which was saved for the entire next month. During the first week of the second month you did not play and thus received no ability points. Therefore, your status for the first week of the second month will be ‘Elder’. However, during the second week of the second month you played a lot and achieved a ‘weekly’ status of ‘Expert’. Therefore, your will have the status of ‘Expert’ for the third week of the second month.

The amount of ability points necessary to achieve a corresponding ‘weekly’ or ‘monthly’ status is shown in the chart below:


Weeks at PokerAbility are counted in the following way:

If there are 30 days in a month, the four weeks are counted as 7 and 8 and 7 and 8 days in a week. I.e. the first week ends on the 7th date of the month, the second week (7+8) on the 15th date of the month, the third week on the 22nd date, the fourth week on the 30th date accordingly.

If there are 31 days in a month, then the four weeks are counted as 7 and 8 and 8 and 8.

If there are 28 days in a month, then the four weeks are counted as 7 and 7 and 7 and 7.

If there are 29 days in a month, then the four weeks are counted as 7 and 7 and 7 and 8.

The amount of ability points that you get while playing at partner poker rooms depends of the amount of rake that you generate within a ‘week’ or ‘month’ in a certain poker room. The amount of ability points that you will get for each $ of your rake in a certain poker room is shown in the chart below: