In 2016, 888poker introduced BLAST events, super-turbo Texas hold’em sit & go games with four handed play. These events lasted just five minutes and gave players a quick alternative to online poker gaming. Now, 888poker has upped the quickness of such tournaments even more with the introduction of Fast BLAST tournaments. With just two minutes to play, players have to quickly make decisions in order to win.
BLAST events work be creating a prize pool with a draw completed at the beginning of every tournament. The prize pool will vary, starting at two times the amount of the buy-in and going as high as 10,000 the buy-in. The buy-in cost ranges from $0.10, $1, $5, $15 and $30.
The tournament starts when four players have registered. Once at the table, the timer begins. When the timer runs out, the players that remain are all-in until a winner is named. Players are given 1,500 in chips to start, regardless of the prize pool size. The blind structure as well as the distribution of prize money will be determined based on the multiplier that is assigned to the tournament.
This fast paced version is sure to be popular at 888poker as it gives players an even quicker alternative to SNG play. As the new Fast BLAST tournaments last just 2 minutes each, players will be able to get in quite a few tournaments within a 30 minute time frame, such as on a lunch break at work.
Registering to compete in BLAST Sit & Go tournaments is quite easy. Click on the BLAST tab, found on the far right of the tab bar at the top of the main lobby, and search for buy-ins. Choose what you like and once everyone is at the table, see what you are competing for. Hopefully, you see a big multiplier and can hang on to win a nice payout!