PokerStars has launched a brand new Sit & Go variation, adding a bit of excitement to the existing Double Or Nothing Sit & Gos. In the new Fifity50, players will be paid based on their final chip count.
PokerStars has already celebrated great successes with its popular Double Or Nothing tournaments, but now the world's biggest poker site
is ready to expand its selection of Sit & Gos and has launched a new format called the "Fifty50".
In the original Double Or Nothings, half of the enlisted players simply get their buy-in double back once the other half has busted, but now the structure gets another twist with the Fifty50.
As it is the case with the Double Or Nothing Sit & Gos, half of the registered players in the Fifty50s will receive prize money while the other half will leave empty-handed.
However, in the Fifty50s, prizes are based on the final chip count of each player.
In a tournament of ten players, five will as such get paid, but the size of each prize will be calculated on basis of the percentage of chips a given player possesses once 50% of the starting field has disappeared.
"PokerStars has found a way to make the 50-50 a lot more fun with the introduction of the Fifty50 Sit & Go tourneys. The ten-handed events play just like a regular SNG until half of the tourney has been eliminated," PokerStars announced via the PokerStars Blog.
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"When half of the field has been eliminated, the tournament ends, everybody gets their buy-in back, and the remainder of the prize pool is distributed based on the percentage of chips in each player's stack."
The Fifty50 Sit & Gos are already now available in the PokerStars client, starting with buy-ins as low as $1.08, running through $104.
All Fifty50 tournaments can be found under "Sit & Go" > "1 Table" in the PokerStars lobby.