Just to let any other poker players out there know that last night I managed to get Empire poker running nicely under Wine.

I had to run the installation routine twice (first time it worked OK, but I couldn't restart it once I had closed the session), but it seems to be working well enough for me to trust it in a real money game.

I believe Empire is a Partypoker site, so I there's every chance their software will work as well.

I've just about run out of reasons to have Windows on my pc.

Now all I have to do is get my granddaughter to play games on a console . . .