Tonight’s event in the 2017 World Cup of Cards is a $300 + $30 NL Hold’em Mega Stack Turbo event. It’s going to be a tremendously fun event but the name might be confusing to some. Let’s break it down…
Mega Stack: Players will start with 50,000 in tournament chips. The normal stack size for nightly tournaments is 16,000, 20,000, or maybe 25,000 – this tournament starts with a LOT more chips! Hence, the name Mega Stack.
Turbo: Blinds will go up every 15 minutes – which is to say very quickly.
An event like this flips the normal tournament equation – instead of starting with a “normal” stack, players start with a ton of chips – but blinds go up very quickly, so players will have to make use of those chips right from the beginning of the tournament or risk getting short – and it won’t take long to get there. This tournament is all about action action action!
Good luck and have fun! Cards are in the air in just a few minutes and players can register until the end of the break following level 5 – which is to say until 8:30pm tonight.