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888poker Players Get Paid, Hit 10,000x BLAST Jackpots
888poker generated some very happy customers over the past weekend.
Two of the ultra popular new jackpot BLAST events were played for 10,000x the buy-in, including a $300k and a $50k prize pool.
The largest prize of the weekend went to Sweden as a player named bucopepic took down $180,000 out of the $300,000 overall prize pool.
The winner of the second 10,000x buy-in event was Mn79Ben, a player based in Malaysia. He won $30,000 for an investment of just a fiver.
One Weekend, Two Jackpots
Since the events of the weekend there are now eight 888poker players who can tell you what it feels like to see that spinning jackpot multiplier land on 10,000x.
Sweden's bucopepic was sat in a $30 BLAST event when the big number came up and things went perfectly for him afterwards.
In the last hand he went all-in with 6-5s and hit a straight on a board 8-5-7. The turn 2 and river 4 allowed him to beat his Russian counterpart sreutov for the major share.
The Russian still cashed for $60,000 while the third- and fourth-place finishers received $30,000 in their 888poker accounts.
Mn79Ben and mario868116 invested just $5 and came away with $30,000 and $10,000 respectively.
Mn79Ben held two black queens in the last hand while mario868116 had A-6. The queens held up and gave the Malaysian the win. The other two players both received $5,000 for their $5 buy-in.
What are BLAST tournaments?
BLAST tournaments are 888poker’s variation on hyper-turbo Sit-and-Go tournaments with a randomly generated prize pool.
As soon as four players sit down at the table the game begins. You can choose your buy-in level but you don’t know how much you’ll play for.
Buy-ins range from 10 cents to $30 and the number generator will pick a multiplier factor of the buy-in between 2 and 10,000.
The blind levels only last two minutes and by level 6 the remaining players are automatically all-in every hand.
Thus, it takes less than a quarter of an hour to find a winner, which in the case of Mn79Ben meant a salary of over $2,000 per minute while bucopepic made over $12,000 in the same time!
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