PokerStars launches Fifty50 SNGs

ps_news_thn.jpgAnyone who has been around poker in the past ten years has come to terms with the coin-flippy nature of the game. You either win your flips or you don't. It's the nature of the beast. Damon Runyon once wrote, "Life is 6 to 5 against." In poker, many times it's all about the 50-50.

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. Then what happens?

The tournament ends, that's what.

That is, 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.

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It's that simple. (Well, actually, it's a little more complicated than that, but for full details you should read the PokerStars Fifty50 rules).

To celebrate the release of the new format, PokerStars is giving you a little something extra. A deposit of $50 today with the code FIFTY50 will earn you a free $5.24 turbo Fifty50 ticket. The offer is open until midnight ET on Jan 30. The tourneys can be found under Sit & Go > 1-Table > Low. The free ticket will be valid for 30 days.

You can find all the Fifty50 tournaments under 'Sit & Go' > '1-Table' in the PokerStars lobby.

Have fun (and win your flips)!

Brad Willis
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