On Monday, July 25, the world's second-largest real-money online poker room 888poker will be introducing an action-packed game dubbed BLAST in which players can quickly win huge amounts of money for a small buy-in. See below as Sarah Grant and Kara Scott discuss the game and why it's so exciting for poker players of all skill levels:
BLAST is an exciting four-max super-turbo lottery-style sit-and-go with buy-ins at $0.10, $1, $5, and $30, with the prize pool being determined randomly once all players are registered. Most of the time, the prize pool players will be striving for will be double the buy-in. However, players can boost their bankrolls in a big way with the randomly determined prize pools hitting as high as 10,000 times the buy-in.
There are a few big differences that make this fast-paced game stand out when compared to similar games on other poker networks. For example, other sites mostly offer three-max games with players starting off with 500 chips, while BLAST features four-max games with players beginning play with a much deeper stack of 1,500 chips.
Perhaps the biggest difference is that BLAST features a very unique countdown timer, and after a certain length of time play ends and every remaining player is made to go all in until a winner is declared. The countdown timer varies in length depending on how much money is on the line. The more money you play for, the more time players have before the countdown timer begins.
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The amount of places paid varies, also depending on how big the prize pool is. When the prize pool is just double the buy-in, the game is played as a winner-takes-all format. However, when the prize pool reaches a huge 1,000 or 10,000 times the buy-in, all players participating will receive at least 10 percent of the prize pool.
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