Most poker players dream of a massive score. As short-handed, random prize jackpot-style tournaments have grown more popular, that’s become a possibility.
Three players at 888poker recently hit it big in one of the site’s Blast Jackpot Sit and Go’s. These lucky rounders turned $100 buy-ins into a share of the $1 million prize pool in less than 10 minutes.
Blasting off for six figures at 888poker
Blast Jackpot games are three-handed tournaments with a random prize pool determined before the event begins. Players receive a starting stack of 1,500 chips and begin play like a regular tournament.
The blind structure and prize pool distribution of each Blast game is set according to the multiplier.
After a certain amount of time, the games move all three players all in every hand until only one remains. The $1 million prize pool doesn’t come up often, but these three played for the top prize of $700,000.
“I couldn’t even believe it,” one of the winners told 888poker. “Only the next day I realized that it was true – I won a jackpot. I´m super excited and can’t thank you enough.”
A look at the big winners
- Mikaxe – first-place for $700,000
- ayemaxx08 – second for $200,000
- aatorblood13 – third for $100,000
One winner said the first thing he’d do is “pay a few bills and put money in savings.”
Plenty of action at 888poker this month
It’s been a busy couple months at 888poker. The site announced a partnership with the World Poker Tour’s Deepstacks series recently.
888 will be hosting WPTDeepstacks London Online from April 18-26 with a guarantee of $2 million.
Players will find 16 events with each winner scoring an official WPTDS trophy. The $1,050 Main Event features $1 million guaranteed.
The site will also host numerous freerolls throughout the series. That includes giving out $200,000 in tickets to qualifying events.
Satellites are already underway. 888 will also offer four live streaming events on the site’s Facebook and YouTube channels. For a complete schedule of events, click here.
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