Introducing Bubble Rush
Playing a deep stack is one of the joys of tournament poker (or so we've heard). Having a lot of chips, and a lot of time, not to mention a guaranteed payday, means you get to play at your best with a chance to go deep.
It's just a shame it takes so long to get there.
We'd encourage you to keep trying the old fashioned way, but we've come up with a new tournament that should fast track you to the fun part of a tournament, without all those stressful preliminaries.
We call them Bubble Rush tournaments.
Starting today these new events will take some of the sting out of those preliminaries, and get you deep stacked with time on your hands much quicker. A fast track to fun.
Here's how they work.
Bubble Rush tournaments start off quickly. The blinds go up fast with the intention of getting you to the money after an hour of play. Then, we put the brakes on. No more hyper-turbo structure, the blinds ease back to those of a regular tournament. If by this time you've put together your big stack you're guaranteed time to play, and a boost to your bank roll.
No more waiting to reach the fun part, or falling short. You'll be through the bubble and into the money in about an hour. Think of it as bringing the "hurry up and wait" philosophy to the online poker world.
And if you were thinking that this sounds like the sort of deal reserved for high stakes players then think again.
Bubble Rush buy-ins range from $0.55 to $109, and with more than 20 Bubble Rush events each day there's always an option for you, regardless of your bankroll.
And to mark this start of these new events were' staging a Bubble Rush Challenge for the next week, from today until August 28.
You can find details in your Challenges window via the PokerStars client, but the short of it is that every time you cash in a Bubble Rush tournament we'll give you free entry into a special $7,500 re-entry Bubble Rush Freeroll to be held the following day.
A quick way to boost your bankroll without all that hanging around.
Fast track fun for sure.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley.