888poker continues to demonstrate that they are serious about catering to the dedicated online tournament player.
After a pair of successful Sunday promotions over the past two months, including rake free and reduced buy-in tournaments, the online site has launched their latest player-friendly innovation called Rake or Break.
The core of Rake or Break is a series of tournaments with a targeted prize pool. The prize pool isn’t guaranteed, it’s what they think it prize pool will get to as an enticement for players to register.
If the tournament hits that number then the players know that they are battling over a huge prize pool with guaranteed value. However, if the target number is missed, then 888poker will refund the entry fee for every player. It’s full rakeback for everyone in the field, including on multiple entries.
There’s an added bonus for players. If the target prize pool number is met by the players, then the target number will automatically go up by 10% the very next week. That means the tournament will continue to grow and tournament players will have even more reasons to register every subsequent Sunday. Then, if one week in the future it misses the new target – rakeback for all.
It just goes to show that 888poker is listening to players…even if those players are sponsored by another website. In January, current #5-ranked tournament pro Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard recommended just such an idea.
I’m recommending to partypoker to run “estimated prizepools or rake back” tournaments. I.e $1k $50k gte on Tuesday hits $75k. On Thursday we do “Estimated $100k guarantee” if it hits 90k, it stays as 90k prizepool but players dont pay any rake. What do you think?
— Patrick Leonard (@plenopads) January 24, 2019
Well, it appears that 888poker loved the idea, so much so that they ran with it.
Beginning this Sunday, March 24, 888poker is offering three different Rake or Break tournaments. That means, that every Sunday moving forward these three tournaments will either continue to grow in size or players will be playing with zero buy-in fees. It’s a win-win.
888poker Rake Or Break Sunday Schedule
|Rake or Break Main Event||$100,000||$320||18:00 GMT|
|Rake or Break Monsoon||$15,000||$55||18:30 GMT|
|Rake or Break Challenge||$25,000||$109||19:35 GMT|
To register for any of the three Rake or Break tournaments, fire up the 888poker client and click on the Tournaments Tab. Rake or Break has its own heading right underneath.
Looking for more tournament action from 888poker? Their XL Blizzard 34-event super series starts on April 4. Check out the full schedule here.