FINALLY AVAILABLE IN THE UK - AND EXCLUSIVE TO SQUIRREL POKER - WE BRING YOU THE NUTS IN POKER TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS!
If you have ever suffered from the below disagreements, the Poker Ace will help you
What is a Portable Tournament Director (PTD)? It is a timer used not only to keep track of the time in each level of a poker tournament. It keeps track of the structure of the tournament telling you what the big and the small blinds are, when the breaks are, and ideally how much money is in the pot and how to pay out at the end of the tournament.
The Poker Ace PTD is the only portable tournament director on the market. It is small enough to fit in a standard chip case.
It runs on 2 'AA' batteries so you can put it on the table or a nearby shelf or play on the patio in the summer or at the lake, or camping, or anywhere you can think of.
The timer comes with 8 pre programmed structures and 2 customizable ones. Set the Big Blind, Small Blind, Ante, time per level, number of levels, breaks, rebuys, add-ons, and prize payouts. The Poker Ace has large numbers and a backlit screen, which allows it to be viewed from a large distance.
Why use an egg timer or other clock that needs to be reset continuously, do yourself a favour and get a poker tournament director. Tournament directors are as important to a poker tournament as chips. You could play with change from your piggy bank if you didn't have chips, and you can play with the clock on your microwave oven, but why would you?
If you are likely to move your tournament around from house to house or use it with different people at different times, then the Poker Ace PTD is the only tournament director for you.
This thing is slick and feels nice while the display is clear and bright with its backlit LCD screen. Normally, we host poker tournaments at different homes, so I enjoy knowing I can pack this inside my chip case and forget about it, instead of carrying it around as extra luggage. Also, I'll have no need to find an outlet to plug it into, which is a big plus for me... especially in the summer when we play outside at the patio. Compactness and being battery-operated are the main reasons I went with this over the Genie.
All of the detailed reviews I read in this forum convinced me to buy this timer. I put it through the ringer today making sure all of the features worked and was very happy with the results. I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a solid poker timer and it's really a must-have if you're looking for a portable timer.
-A player review from Xaveth on the www.homepokertourney.com player forums.
Review from www.homepokertourney.com April 2007:
I really like the Poker Ace and find it to be a smaller but portable version of The Poker Genie. It is much smaller than The Poker Genie and runs on battery power rather than electrical power. This means that it is easier to place the Poker Ace wherever you desire, rather than being limited to an area close to an electrical power outlet. It is much easier to transport and carry the Poker Ace, and it might even fit into your poker chip case.
The Poker Ace does an excellent job of helping to organize your poker tournaments. It can be started with the press of a few buttons and will accommodate your own customized blinds schedules. It is small and portable but packs a big punch!