After Full Tilt Poker introduced the $50 Jackpot Sit-and-Gos, it did not take long for three players to find themselves with the lucky chance to split the maximum $100,000 top prize.
Since the new Jackpot Sit-and-Gos were just introduced on June 24, the games have proved to be very popular, and they have quickly convinced Full Tilt to add a $50 buy-in level in addition to the $1, $5, and $10 games already in play.
If you are unfamiliar about how these games work, they are three-max hyper-turbo sit-and-gos where the prize pool is determined randomly. Most of the games have just a multiplier of two times the buy-in, however, players are entering in hopes to hit the maximum prize of 2,000 times the buy-in.
It took less than one week for the jackpot to be hit in the $50 buy-in level, as after their introduction on August 1, we only had to wait until August 6 to see three players split the maximum $100,000 jackpot.
Most of the time these fast-paced tournaments are winner-takes-all, however, when the maximum prize pool is hit on any buy-in level, all three players are guaranteed some money. At the $50 level, the payouts if a chop does not occur is $75,000 for first place, $15,000 for second place, and $10,000 for third place.
The game where the jackpot was hit did not have a chop when the game first started, and so Austria's "gismoR1" was eliminated in third place for a $10,000 payday.
After "gismoR1" was eliminated, the remaining two players, "FdotFloss" and "SirSion", both from Australia, split the remaining $90,000 in the prize pool for a healthy $45,000 payday each.
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If you want to check out these new games and give yourself a chance to be the next player to strike it rich, make sure you head to Full Tilt and click on the new "Jackpot" tab available in the client.
The $100,000 pot won on August 6 is also not the only remarkable one awarded at the Jackpot Sit-and-Go tables, as already in June "VSA24," a 23-year-old student from Moscow, managed to turn a $10 buy-in into $15,000.
"When the violet-colored table appeared on the screen, I was speechless," he said in an interview with PokerNews. "In the beginning, I thought that it wouldn't even matter what place I would finish at, as the second place was going to get $3,000 and third $2,000."
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