888poker is giving their players a shot at turning as little as $1 into a million dollar payday.
The limited time promotion gives 888poker online players who jump into one the fast-paced BLAST Sit & Go events the chance at a super-sized prize pool. Specifically, those who register for the $1 BLAST events have a shot at $1,000,000 while those who opt for the $5 variety have the opportunity to cash for a $2,000,000 score.
“Not many people get a chance to win that kind of money in poker, much less for a $1 or $5,” said 888poker Ambassador Chris ‘moorman1’ Moorman. Moorman knows how hard it is to win a seven-figure score. Being the only player to currently have reached over $15 million in lifetime earnings, Moorman’s largest online win to date is for just over $235,000. Perhaps that’s why Moorman plans on firing away in the new BLAST promotion. “This is a fun, low-cost opportunity to try your luck that anyone can enjoy regardless of skill level.”
BLAST’s Unique Features
The BLAST Sit & Go’s have a few unique elements that differentiate from your standard online single table tournament. The four-handed No Limit Hold’em tournaments have a randomized prize pool draw that takes place at the beginning of the tournament. Players vie for between two and 10,000 times the original buy-in making it so in any given BLAST tournament players could be competing for a life-changing score.
The tournament also has a timer. As soon as the first hand begins the timer counts down. When time runs out, the remaining players are forced all-in until a winner is determined.
“It’s kind of like winning the lottery,” said 2014 World Series of Poker champion Martin Jacobson, a player who knows what it’s like to have a multi-million dollar score.”I have never played one but winning $2,000,000 sounds like fun so I will give them a try!”
That’s exactly what 888poker is hoping the new promotion will deliver, new faces to the fast-paced format. BLAST events start for as little as $.10 and go as high as $30, but in order to qualify for the millions, players need to be registering for the $1 and $5 tournaments.
Fast & Fun
One player that isn’t new to the format is the high-rolling Dominik Nitsche who has plenty of experience grinding BLAST tournaments.
“I love the promotion. I’ve been a huge fan of the format for a long time and think they’re great for recreational players,” Nitsche said. “Everyone likes playing for a huge prize pool and the smaller the buy-in, the better.”
“I play them occasionally at the highest buy-ins when I have a bit of time to kill. I like that I can fire them up a decent number of buy-ins and potentially win a good bit of money in very little time,” Nitsche said, having once turned $100 into $10,000 playing BLAST tournaments. “Hopefully the promotion will inspire a lot of people to play some of the higher ones. They are good fun and really easy to multi-table.”
For players looking to take their shot in the BLAST tournaments, simply fire up your 888poker client and click on the BLAST tab. Register for $1 or $5 BLAST Sit & Go’s and cross your fingers that your prize pool modifier turns your tiny investment into a life-changing score!