This is a discussion on Trial tournament on PokerStars within the online poker forums, in the Poker Rooms section; PokerStars is still the market leader and trend setter in online poker, and therefore it might be worth noting, that they currently have a tournament,
PokerStars is still the market leader and trend setter in online poker, and therefore it might be worth noting, that they currently have a tournament, which they label "trial tournament". Its a 3.3$ turbo bounty builder, which is of course not new at all, however:
1) Rather than starting at a preset time, it start on demand, when a small number of players have registered.
2) Late registration only run for 45 minutes. When late registration has ended, another one will pop up in the lobby.
3) Starting stacks are only 50 BB, but the blind intervals are close together in the early phase of the tournament.
Curious to hear what other forum members think of this tournament? Have you tried it, and would you like to see these ideas spread to other online tournaments?
This one actually has a quarantined price pool, which separate it from the on demand 4.5$ and 7$ tournaments with late registration, which PokerStars has already had for a while. The field also get larger than in those, and unfortunately the rake is the same 12% as in their other micro and small stakes tournaments with a quarantined price pool.