Pokerstars Blind Levels


After 17 levels of 20 minutes each, Day 1 of the PokerStars Blowout Series: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, The Big Blowout!] has come to a conclusion with 6,490 entries to get to a total prize purse of a whopping $6,490,000. And with the late registration and reentry period open until 6:05 p.m. Online roulette free site. GMT, these numbers will only go up even more.

Out of all those entries, 1,580 players have made it through to Day 2 which will start at 6:10 p.m. GMT on Monday, January 18. Leading the pack right now is 'Kngsins' who grabbed the chip lead at the end of the day when they took out 'wusch1818' with pocket kings while the latter held queens. They are followed by 'Shipmopff' (479,328), 'aeihorn' (424,928), 'stfckup' (415,459), and 'bisbiki78' (404,952) in the top five of the counts.

But if you look further in the top ten of the counts, Satoshi 'Satosh Nakmoto' Nakamoto and Sebastian 'p0cket00' Sikorski can also be found in the top ten while players like Peter 'twirlpro' Turmezy, Dominik 'Bounatirou' Nitsche, Anatoly 'NL_Profit' Filatov, Tomas 'MASUR0N1KE' Kubaliak, and Daan 'DaanOss' Mulders all finished in the top 25.

  1. A turbo event is one in which the blind levels increase much faster than in standard play. The length of each round (before the blinds/antes increase) in a turbo tournament is usually 5 minutes (as opposed to the standard 10 or 15), though there are some turbo events with 6-minute rounds.
  2. The blind calculator tool below can take care of that and help set up your perfect structure. To calculate a blind structure, you need the starting blind level, the estimated total value of the tournament chips in play (initial buy-ins plus rebuys and add-ons) and the desired length of the tournament.
  3. You can use the poker clock to set/track the time and blind levels in any poker game, including Texas Hold’em. Whether you’re planning a home game with friends or hosting a small event for a few of the neighbourhood locals, the 888poker clock is the perfect solution.
  4. The instructions have been given to shuffle up and deal as Day 3 of the APPT Sydney Grand Final is now underway. We'll recommence with 48:44 left on the clock in level 15 with the blinds at 2,500-5,000 and a 500 ante. We'll be playing this evening.

PokerStars Blowout Series: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, The Big Blowout!] Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
7Satoshi 'Satosh Nakmoto' NakamotoBrazil360,295200
9Sebastian 'p0cket00' SikorskiCanada355,408197

Just like last week, Lex 'L. Veldhuis' Veldhuis is leading the Team PokerStars members into Day 2 with 175,137 in chips. His first bullet didn't hit any targets as he first lost a chunk of his stack with kings and then lost the rest while holding them himself. He is joined for Day 2 by Ramon 'RamonColillas' Colillas (160,484) and Andre 'aakkari' Akkari (39,140) who also had to reenter after losing his chips with kings too.

Pokerstars Tournament Blind Levels

Fintan 'EasyWithAces' Handheld the overpair when the chips went in on the turn but 'valerion06' had hit a straight already. Georgina 'GJReggie' Jameslost her last few chips when she held pocket tens and ran them into the ace-queen of her opponent. Ben 'Spraggy' Spragglost his shortstack too but his hole cards were unfortunately unknown.


Blind Level Round Length. Most live tournaments employ blind level lengths of 15, 20, 30, 45, or 60 minutes. The blind calculator can calculate blinds for any of these blind levels. With a set tournament length, longer blind levels result in less number of rounds and shorter blind levels result in more rounds. Gradual Blind Increase.

When the players return for Day 2, they will start with Level 18 which features a small blind of 900, a big blind of 1,800, and a running ante of 225. The level duration will be reduced to 15 minutes until the final table has been reached. Once this point has been reached, the day will end as the final table will be played out on Tuesday, January 19 at 6:05 p.m. GMT.

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The PokerStars Twitch channel will be live too from the start of the final table with hole cards coverage on a security delay with commentary provided by James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton.

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