We’re always proud of our players wearing 32Red colours at international poker festivals, and Team 32Red promises to be quite a presence when Sofia plays host to the next leg of the MPN Poker Tour (April 21-24).
Our bankroll-friendly satellites have proved very popular, with players keen to qualify online for ‘live’ events, and this was the case in Monday’s Package Final Rebuy tournament when all five €1,500 packages that were up for grabs went to 32Red players!
Phillip Huxley (alias: Rixdorf), Simon Millard (Bada_Bing72) and Vladimir Pastushenko (DNIPRO2010) have already enjoyed seeing what some of Europe’s great cities have to offer after qualifying for this successful tour at 32Red, and they’ll be joined in the Bulgarian capital by Asif Warris (aseefo) and Knut Berntsen (freakshove22).
There’s still time to win your way to Sofia and, given that MPN Sofia packages include buy-ins for both the €125,000 Main Event and €25,000 Side Event, four nights’ accommodation at the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia and €450 towards travel and expenses, it’s well worth having a go. There are five more €1,500 packages on offer in Sunday’s Package Final, and another five in the Package Final Rebuy on Monday (both 7pm UK time).
Some so-called bad beat stories have happy endings – as is the case with the progressive Bad Beat Jackpot. This is well worth being involved in if you play cash games at 32Red – simply click on the BB icon and you’ll be eligible for a share of the jackpot just by playing at the same blinds level as the winning hand.
The most recent hit came at an Anonymous €20 max table with the running total standing at €16,403, four of a kind, 6666, ‘losing’ to a straight flush. ‘UOBEL77’ earned €3,377 as the hand winner, while MichaelC02 collected €1,736 for being at the key table!
Meanwhile, the 15 players who opted in at the same stakes each saw €96 instantly added to their bankrolls…
Remember our maxim: Don’t miss out – opt in!
It seems like the virtual ink is rarely dry when it comes to the Bad Beat Jackpot. Not long after a recent win, it’s been hit twice within days, so if you’re not opting in, you’re missing out! It’s easy – simply click on the BB icon and you’re good to go, eligible for a share of the money merely by playing at the same blind level as the key hand.
Within the last few days the progressive jackpot was hit first at a €20 Max table with the running total standing at €8,333. Four of a kind, fours, was ‘beaten’ by 8888, and 32Red Poker player, LosSantos360, earned €897 for being at the same table. Meanwhile, 12 players each received €64 just for playing at the same stakes!
Another hit soon followed, this time at an Anonymous €50 max table. The jackpot was at €7,639.56 when four of a kind, sixes, lost to a 7-high straight flush. 32Red player ‘unnouveau’ saw €848.84 added to his bankroll for being a table share winner, and eight more players at the same blind level won €84.88…
Don’t miss out – opt in!
The Bad Beat Jackpot is both progressive and extremely player-friendly thanks to there being a payout structure that even rewards you for playing at the same blind level as the winning hand. Make sure you remember to opt in by clicking on the BB icon, after which you’re eligible for a share of the money.
The most recent hit was at a €50 max table, with the jackpot standing at €8,695.10 – four of a kind, nines, lost to four tens, and the hand ‘winner’ (Skalkos) pocketed €1,847.70 for opting in. Meanwhile, seven players had opted in across the stake, each winning €108.68…
Don’t miss out – opt in!
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 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 progressive Bad Beat jackpot is absolutely worth getting involved in, given the potential gains even for those merely playing at the same blind level as the winning hand. All you need to do when playing at these cash tables is opt in by clicking on the BB icon.
Those who opted in during the last few days were well rewarded, with the jackpot being hit twice. On an Anonymous €100 max table, with the running total at €45,475.59, 2222 ‘lost’ to KKKK. Away from the main table only six players had opted in, earning each of them a juicy €757.92… Meanwhile, at an Anonymous €50 max table – the jackpot at €42,931.91 – 3333 was beaten by a devilish 6666, but the ‘loser’ (karralhinho) wasn’t complaining because his share of the jackpot was a cool €18,603.82! This time only two other players had opted in, thus finding themselves €1,431.06 the richer.
Join the Bad Beat quest when next you play cash games at 32Red Poker!
The comparatively generous rake set-up in online poker is just one of the many advantages the modern player finds over the so-called bricks & mortar variety of cash games. Adding our 30% rakeback deal into the mix is, of course, another attraction, but at 32Red Poker we appreciate the significance of rake, which is why we’re looking to improve the situation still further for poker fans with a view to making the overall experience for our recreational players as bankroll-friendly as possible.
Consequently, after considerable research, and given that rake affects some players more than others in that its impact is more detrimentally noticeable for the many lower stakes players compared with the few who play at the highest level, we will be altering the rake structure, in games played in Euros, in late October. Our aim is to provide the cheapest micro and low-stakes games around in order to maximize the value and enjoyment for the majority of our players.
The new structure, which is scheduled for Wednesday 21st October, will essentially be 5% rake, rounded down, with a cap determined by the number of players dealt in as well as the actual stakes. For example, with only two players dealt in the cap is one big blind or €2, while if five or more players are dealt in it will be three big blinds or €3, whichever is the lower.
With a more player-friendly rake structure in place we want you to be able to simply get on with it, improving your game and building your bankroll while having fun at the same time!
Many players put a lot of thought into their alias, and not without justification – even a name can contribute to someone’s perception of a player. If nothing else, we can create a little confusion amongst the opposition, who might interpret a name such as ‘RockSolid’ as jokey choice of an actual poker maniac, for example (when, of course, it may indeed indicate an absolute rock…).
Until now it has been the convention that players stick with their original name choice but, from 22nd September, you’ll be able to change your screen name pretty frequently. One reason for this is to protect players from the ruthless datamining specialists who hunt down others, while another is, simply, because changing names is both fun and part of the mind games that make online poker so fascinating a challenge.
Mr RockSolid, for example, will now be able to do a 180 degree turn and switch to ‘PreflopManiac’ should he so wish… In fact it’s possible to change your name every 30 days, or (usually even quicker) after every 1,000 real money hands. This will allow some players the facility to change their name more than once in the space of a day!