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Recently 888 has changed its Blast structure from 4 players to 3 players.
The move has introduce few things like low volatility and
re: Poker & Did you try the new 3 players Blast games on 888?
Originally Posted by Brandlad
Have u tried it or not and what your views?
Yeah I spend 10c on spinning the wheel this morning. We ended up all in 3-ways in the very first hand, and then someone else had won 20c. I honestly dont care much about these tournaments, so I am pretty indifferent, if they have 3 or 4 players per table. 3 is the industry standard though and will increase the chance for the 5$+ tournaments to finish within 6 minutes, so I guess it is all in all a small improvement? But still nothing that will make me want to play these on a regular basis.
So majority of community is against the blast games but still 888 promoting it at very large scale.
Its not difficult to understand, why poker sites in general promote spins and give away free tickets for them. Spins generate a ton of rake, because they are so fast, and when people have played one to use their ticket, its very tempting to press "play another" to let the fun continue.
The community on the other hand mostly consist of serious poker players, and serious poker players obviously have no interest in playing a game, which is almost impossible to beat due to rake and high variance. Especially the fact, that BLAST is forced all in after 6 minutes, is really not great, if you are looking to beat the game long term.
It used to be fun, and you had a pretty good chance of winning even though it was like bingo. Im not a big fan of the new format, and after risking quite a few games I notice its all low pays, and the chances of winning are pretty low. Sadly I dont play it much anymore
I finally got up early enough to play the $3k BLAST freeroll this morning (it's at 5 am for me) and won a $5 BLAST ticket.
I just used the ticket and it's my first time playing the 3 man version.
I got a $15 spin and won the game, but I can definitely say I like the new version less than the old version, even though it's easier to finish 1st now.
I'll still play it when I get a free ticket since I don't feel like using those tickets for regular tourneys where I'd have to play 2 or 3 hours to the bubble and likely still just win $10 or $15.
I had like 5 blast freeroll tickets in my account and i werent even too intrested about using them ... Still used 2 of them today and surprisingly in the second one i managed to win 5$ blast ticket which i'm going to use in SnG i think
When you're dead. You dont know you're dead. It's only difficult and painful for others. The same applies when you're stupid.