Bad Beats are coming thick and fast on the cash tables, with those players who remember to opt in by clicking on the BB icon duly collecting their share of the booty. Don’t forget that the beauty of the progressive Bad Beat jackpot is that once you’ve opted in you’re eligible for a share of the prize pool just by playing at the same blind as the ‘winning’ hand.
This is exactly what happened with the latest hit, which was on a €20 max table when the running total was at €7,109. Four of a kind, twos, ‘lost’ to four kings, and as well as _subli_ earning €770 for being at the jackpot table, 11 other opted in players at the same blind level each received €59…
Don’t miss out – opt in!
The words ‘bad beat’ and ‘jackpot’ don’t necessarily sit together but, thanks to the progressive Bad Beat Jackpot, it’s well worth opting into. That way – simply by clicking on the BB icon – you make sure to be eligible to win a share of the booty just by playing at the same blind levels as the crucial hand (see below).
The latest hit was at an Anonymous €200 max table, with the jackpot standing at €24,405.12 – four of a kind, sixes, lost to four tens. BossMan12 will now be a relieved, happy man because, thanks to his opting in, he pockets €10,110.69 as the Bad Beat winner… Meanwhile, five players not even seated at the key table had opted in, each earning €348.64 to add instantly to their bankrolls!
Bad Beat jackpot – don’t miss out! Opt in.
James McGeorge – alias: Istnotluck – achieved a very impressive feat this weekend, battling his way through our winner-takes-all, 379-player field in the Saturday Surprise to win a €2,000 Irish Open package.
Emerging with every single chip in a big tournament is already a difficult enough task but, apart from the fact that James lived up to his tongue in cheek alias by combining whatever luck he enjoyed with a significant helping of skill, his victory is all the more praiseworthy… This is because James (of Llangollen, Wales), who has been a 32Red regular for almost five years was – as well as navigating a path through the dangerous virtual jungle that is tournament poker– providing a running commentary of his exploits on Twitch!
“Best moment playing poker in 10-15 years not for the value, not because it was for money, but because I live streamed it, and nailed it the whole way, brilliant night, looking forward to Dublin, feeling sick for Iraiseu for his brilliant play for hours on end was awesome and fearless, but I earned it through beats and experience and that’s why poker really should be considered a sport.” – James McGeorge
Perhaps the self-reflective process of commentating on his own play proved beneficial in terms of focus rather than detrimental – either way, James – who was part of Team 32Red in Vienna – now finds himself with an all-inclusive package to the €500,000 Irish Open in Dublin, which is one of the most prestigious No Limit fixtures on the global calendar.
If you want to see how he did it you can watch his broadcast here.
Meanwhile, it’s possible to win your way to this big money event via numerous avenues at 32Red Poker, and the qualification process is very bankroll-friendly!
It was a case of two monster hands clashing at showdown in the most recent instance of the Bad Beat jackpot being hit. With the progressive jackpot total standing at €21,692 the critical pot happened at a €100 max table, with four of a kind, 6666, ‘losing’ to 8888.
Remember that by opting in – which is a simple matter of clicking on the BB icon – you become eligible for a slice of the jackpot pie just by virtue of playing at the same blinds level as the key hand. It’s not rocket science! The seven players who did this each found themselves with a tidy €309.89 instantly added to their poker account as a reward for opting in.
Remember our maxim: Don’t miss out – opt in!
Hitting a royal flush is the ultimate ‘achievement’ for poker players, being the game’s equivalent of golf’s hole-in-one. Our Flush Royale tournament, which has a €500 guaranteed prize pool and runs every night at 8pm (UK time), makes the prospect of getting a royal flush even more exciting by rewarding the lucky recipient with a €1,500 MPN Poker Tour package – a fantastic return for the modest €3 buy-in!
A number of 32Red Poker players have found themselves winging their way to various destinations around the globe – experiencing the thrill of MPNPT live events – after seeing their hole cards combine with the board to produce a magical royal.
The latest is André Silva, from Fernao Ferro, Portugal. Andre, 23, had this to say: “I’m speechless… this must be only the second time I’ve made a royal in four years of poker!” A typical reaction to such good fortune, you might think, but especially so given that he had recently won a package in the MPNPT Sunday Package Final!
Remember that it could be you, so put a note in your poker diary to play the nightly Flush Royale tournament.
The progressive Bad Beat jackpot has been hit with the running total at €20,337. If you’re not opting in – simply done by clicking on the BB icon – then you’re missing out, because you can win a share of the booty merely by playing at the same blind level as the winning hand.
The latest hit came at an Anonymous €20 max table, with four of a kind, sevens, ‘losing’ to a 9-high straight flush…
Only four players opted in away from the key table, so each received a whopping €508.43 for their forward thinking.
Don’t miss out – opt in!
With such a player-friendly payout structure our progressive Bad Beat Jackpot merits your attention – if you’ve not been opting in you’ve been missing out. All you need to be eligible for a share of the booty is to click on the BB icon and then you’re good to go – you get a cut of the money just for playing at the same blind level as the winning hand.
The first of the two recent hits was at an Anonymous €20 max table, with the jackpot standing at €18,880.33 – four of a kind, sevens, lost to JJJJ. Nine players not even seated at the key table had opted in, each earning €209.78…
Then, only a few days later at an Anonymous €100 Max table, there was another hit. The jackpot had returned to a juicy €19,877.19, and four of a kind, fives, ‘lost’ to 8888. €2,236.18 was awarded to 1oib just for being at the same table, while the seven players elsewhere who had opted in are each now €248.46 the richer….
Bad Beat jackpot – don’t miss out! Opt in.
The growing popularity of qualifying for ‘live’ events at 32Red has seen our players turn up in considerable numbers at MPNPT festivals around the globe. Combining the excitement of cut and thrust, big money poker with seeing new and interesting places certainly seems like a winning recipe, and after the first leg of 2016 in Vienna the tour next moves to the ancient city of Sofia, 21-24 April 2016.
With the guaranteed prize fund in Bulgaria’s picturesque capital being €125,000 it’s a genuine no-brainer to give qualifying a go given that our bankroll-friendly satellite structure costs only pennies to get involved in. As well as being able to win the €550 seat for the Main Event it’s also possible to qualify for a €1,500 package that includes the buy-in, four nights for you and a guest at the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia, entry to the €150 Side Event (which has a €25,000 guarantee!) and €450 towards travel and expenses.
Check out Tournaments > Satellites in the poker lobby for satellite details, start the qualifying quest, and win your way to Sofia!
Valentine’s celebrations aren’t just about romance at 32Red – we’re giving away instant €5 awards at our cash tables until a massive €25,000 has been snapped up. It’s all part of our special King of Hearts promotion, which rewards getting a hearts flush.
Apart from adding some spice to your poker in making the prospect of filling a flush in the most ‘romantic’ suit more exciting, King of Hearts is brilliantly simple. This is because you don’t even need to win a pot with your hearts flush to be awarded the €5 prize – it’s enough to merely make the flush. The only condition is that both hole cards are used and the hand reaches showdown.
Starting at 00:00 GMT on February 12th, 2015, King of Hearts will continue until players have been awarded all of the €25,000, the eligible cash tables being No Limit Holdem with minimum blind levels of €0.05/€0.10, and €0.20/€0.40 Fixed Limit Holdem.
Have fun, and keep an eye out for those hearts!