If you fancy some crazy fast poker action, and you don't mind the idea to spoil yourself with a chance at unreasonably big prizes, open your Full Tilt Poker client right now and discover the new Jackpot sit and go tournaments.
Officially announced in a note sent to the media on Tuesday, June 24, the new sit and go tournaments offer some seriously addictive action that combines very quick poker games with a thrilling lottery twist when it gets to the prize pool.
Essentially, the new tournaments are super turbo sit and go events that bring players at the table to play against only two opponents for a prize pool that can go up to a hefty $20,000 for a buy in as low as $10.
As soon as you choose the buy in you want to play for – the available choices include $1, $2, $5 and $10 games -, you will be immediately sent to a table to challenge two players from the same buy in level.
Then, right before the first hand is dealt, a random generator will define the prize pool you will be playing for in your tournament: prize pools are obviously related to buy ins (yes, you guessed right: the higher, the better) and go from a minimum of 2x to a maximum of 2,000x the selected buy in.
Unless you won't be playing for the big bucks ($100 or more), the tournaments are "winner takes all ones" which, according to Full Tilt Poker, last an average of 7 to 8 minutes each.
Join the PokerNews-exclusive tournament on June 29!
To celebrate the new addition to its offer and at the same time consolidate the special relationship that Full Tilt Poker shares with PokerNews, the room is holding also a very special jackpot sit and go freeroll tournament available exclusively to our players.
The tournament, which will run on June 29, at 14:00 EST will offer players to compete for free for a $1,000 total prize pool that will be awarded as follows:
To join the event, all you have to do is to open your Full Tilt Poker client, find the tournament by the ID 268022567 and use our special password "jackpotnews1052" at the registration.
By doing so you will get a great chance to boost your bankroll and at the same time enjoy some very good poker action with all the other players that are part of the PokerNews community.
What to expect from the new jackpot tables?
Talking about the jackpot tournaments, Full Tilt Poker’s Director of Marketing Sarne Lightman explained that "from the random prize pool draw at start of play to the fast-paced structure and format, Jackpot Sit & Go Tournaments have been designed to provide players, even if they only have a few minutes to play, a truly exciting way to compete for big prizes."
During our tests of this feature that is now available from a new section within Full Tilt Poker's client, we have been able to see for ourselves speed Lightman spoke about – as it never took more than a couple of seconds to be seated at the table, and never more than 10 minutes before the tournament had found its winner.
For what we have seen – but this may relate to the fact that the new feature had just been launched at the time of this article – the level of the $1, $2 and $5 tournaments seemed to be fairly low, which means that even not amazingly skilled players can have a good chance at some decent winnings after only few minutes of play.
If you want to give a shot at the new jackpot sit and go tournaments and also take part in our exclusive $ 1,000 freeroll but you still haven't opened an account at Full Tilt Poker - simply go ahead, and open one from PokerNews.
By doing so you will have the chance to try the new jackpot tables, to play the free PokerNews-exclusive tournament and at the same time enjoy our FREE $25 bonus that gives you the unique opportunity to start playing at the room's tables for real money even before you complete your first deposit.
For more information about the free $25 bonus and the additional 100% bonus up to $600 that awaits PokerNews players at their first deposit, we suggest you to have a look at our in-depth review of Full Tilt Poker.