POKERSTARS change blind structures and rakes (Fulltilt-ish)
Not sure if this going to be for all games, but for S&G´s the change are there already.
blinds changes from 5minutes turbo to 3 minutes, 10 minutes regular to 6 minutes (exactly like fulltilt)
Sit & Go Tournament Changes
Sit & Go Changes – May 2011
PokerStars Sit & Go offerings have changed! The lobby display, blind structures, variety offered, and buy-in/rake have changed for many Sit & Go Tournaments. New Hyper-Turbo cash Sit & Go’s are also being tested at the $5 buy-in level.
These changes as a whole are made in response to player feedback over the past months. Thanks to all players who offered their thoughts and suggestions.
Details about these changes affecting cash (non-satellite) Sit & Go tournaments follows.
There are two new columns in the Sit & Go lobby: “Speed” and “Type”.
The Speed column tells
you if the tournament has a faster blind structure, either Turbo or Hyper-Turbo.
The Type column identifies Fifty50, Knockout, Heads-up, Satellite and other special tournament types. The Type column also includes icons identifying tournaments with fewer than seven seats per table.
A wider variety of buy-ins are now available for many popular tournament types. A few new combinations of tournament type and game speed are also available. Tournaments that were rarely or never played in the past have been removed from the lobby to help players find opponents more easily.
In direct response to player requests, PokerStars is introducing $5 Hyper-Turbo Sit & Go Tournaments for a trial period. The new Hyper-Turbos feature 500 chip starting stacks and 2-minute levels. These extremely short tournaments are a good match for players who have limited time or like a lot of all-in action. For now, these tournaments are available in 6 -handed, 9-handed, and Heads-up formats for both No-Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha.
All non-satellite Sit & Go’s now have standardized buy-ins. Players can choose from $1, $3, $5, $10, $20, $30, $50, $100, $200, $300, $500, $1000, $2000, and $5000 buy-in tournaments. Not every Sit & Go type is available at every buy-in, but the buy-ins offered match player demand for each tournament type.
Rake for Sit & Go tournaments has been re-evaluated and set to be more consistent. Variations between the rake charged at various tournament/game types have been eliminated. Now, single table Sit & Go’s reliably charge less rake for tournaments with fewer entrants and tournaments with faster blinds structures. Some rakes have increased and others decreased, but taken as a whole the rake for Sit & Go Tournaments is very slightly decreased.
Improved and Standardized Blind Structures
Blind structures for No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha have been improved and standardized. A few NLHE and PLO tournaments that were deployed with unique blind structures in the past have now been brought into line. All NLHE and PLO Sit & Go structures now have shorter blind levels and smaller blind increases per level. All Turbo speed single-table tournaments have three minute levels while all regular speed tournaments now have six minute levels. Despite the shorter levels, the tournaments will last a similar amount of time overall, as the blinds will increase by a smaller amount than previously
(the new blind structure has no levels where the blinds double). The table below shows an example of the change, with the old and new levels side-by-side.
Minutes Old Structure New Structure
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No more 10c/360 games, now are 12c.
1.10 45´s are now 1.15
3.40 9men i think now are 3.33 or something like that
and so on.