Earning XP

Players earn XP (experience points) periodically during the game to track player rank and unlock game privileges.

The following table shows the base XP earning rate.

Players Dealt Type A (Activity) Type P (Performance)
Inside Blinds Outside Blinds Showdown No Showdown
< 4 players 9 XP 9 XP 3 XP 3 XP
4 players 18 XP 18 XP 6 XP 9 XP
5 players 27 XP 36 XP 9 XP 15 XP
> 5 players 36 XP 72 XP 12 XP 24 XP

The following conditions earn at the indicated fraction of the base XP. If more than one condition is met the top-most condition applies, except for plus or minus bonuses which are unlimited.

Condition Type Fixed Limit Pot/No Limit
Active on 2nd Round A 2/3 1
Win on 1st Round P 0 0
Win High Split P 1/3 2/3
Win Low Split P 1/3 1/3
Win High & No Low P 2/3 1
Win After 1st Round P 2/3 1
Win Side Pot (Each) P +1/3 +1/3
Win Reraised Main Pot P +0 +2/3
Lose Showdown P −0 −1/3

All showdown hands are considered to have ended on the showdown round (e.g. the river) even if betting ended before then. A reraised pot is one with a reraise in the first round.

The final XP earned at the end of a hand diminishes after a player's bankroll (cashier total) exceeds 3,000 big bets for the hand's stake level.

The following games do not earn XP:

  • Games on tables with stakes lower than 0.25/0.50 G.
  • Games on private tables.

Daily Login XP Bonus

Players earn the following login bonuses once per calendar day (Eastern Time).

  • 150 XP after the first day.

Player Ranks

The following table shows XP ranges for achieving and maintaining ranks.

Beginner (below 100k XP)
Goldfish 0 XP 100 XP 200 XP 300 XP 400 XP
Sea Snail 500 XP 800 XP 1.1k XP 1.4k XP 1.7k XP
Seahorse 2k XP 2.4k XP 2.8k XP 3.2k XP 3.6k XP
Crab 4k XP 4.8k XP 5.6k XP 6.4k XP 7.2k XP
Eel 8k XP 9.6k XP 11.2k XP 12.8k XP 14.4k XP
Jellyfish 16k XP 19.2k XP 22.4k XP 25.6k XP 28.8k XP
Sea Turtle 32k XP 38.4k XP 44.8k XP 51.2k XP 57.6k XP
Stingray 64k XP 71.2k XP 78.4k XP 85.6k XP 92.8k XP
Experienced (at least 100k XP)
Approximate percentage of players with fewer XP
Sea Lion 0% 4% 8% 12% 16%
Hammerhead Shark 20% 23.6% 27.2% 30.8% 34.4%
Tiger Shark 38% 41.2% 44.4% 47.6% 50.8%
Great White Shark 54% 56.8% 59.6% 62.4% 65.2%
Killer Whale 68% 70.4% 72.8% 75.2% 77.6%
Giant Squid 80% - - - -
Loch Ness Monster 90% - - - -
Hydra 95% - - - -
Leviathan 99.5% - - - -
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