(5.04.2017) Sit & Go 2.0 is a new tournaments format on Pokerking!


Few days ago, Pokerking introduced a new kind of SNG tournament called Sit & Go 2.0. While the actual Sit & Go poker aspect of the game plays out identically to that of a traditional Sit & Go, the real excitement begins before the cards hit the virtual felt. The main purpose of the innovation was, an attempt to revive the previously very popular format of poker. It’s no secret that now Sit & go tournaments are going through hard times, and in most poker rooms there is simply no game.

How it works?

In fact, Sit & Go 2.0 is not one hundred percent exclusive, since last year they were introduced in some American poker rooms. Nevertheless, this format should be paid attention and consider what is the main difference from conventional sit-and-go tournaments.

The game begins with a 20 second period allotted for players to choose one card out of a deck of 55 cards. The deck contains 52 standard playing cards (26 red and 26 green) along with 3 gold cards. During the pre-game phase, where the players determine the prize pool that you’ll be playing for, red cards mean stop, green cards mean keep going, and each gold card activates a progressive jackpot.

The ultimate objective of the game is to reveal 9 green cards before revealing a red card. But the great thing about Sit & Go 2.0, is that every time a player turns over a green card, the prize pool for the Sit & Go they are about to play increases along with the number of players being paid.

The Progressive Jackpot gold cards activate 3 separate jackpots. The first gold card turned over activates the Mini Jackpot, the second the Medium Jackpot, and the third the MEGA Jackpot.

Progressive jackpots are played for only when 9 green cards are turned over before hitting a red card. The size of the jackpot depends on how many gold cards are revealed before all 9 green cards are turned over. Should a player turn over a red card after one or more gold cards are revealed, the progressive jackpot will not be in play.

This new twist on Sit & Go’s brings a level of excitement never seen before to a single table tournament. This will probably be the first time you’ll find yourself cheering for your opponents to hit their card at the poker table! The possibility for bigger prize pools and more players paid each and every game makes Sit & Go 2.0 much more exciting. Playing for potentially thousands of dollars by hitting a progressive jackpot, now that’s a game-changer.

*There are 3 types of jackpot games:

  • Mini: If 1 gold card and 9 green cards have been revealed, the table plays for the mini jackpot prize pool. The Mini prize pool is 10% of the total jackpot.
  • Medium: If 2 gold cards and 9 green cards have been revealed, the table plays for the medium jackpot prize pool. The Medium prize pool is 25% of the total jackpot.
  • Mega: If 3 gold cards and 9 green cards have been revealed, the table plays for the mega jackpot prize pool. The Mega prize pool is 75% of the total jackpot.

The amount of the jackpot that table may play for is determined by the stake of the game because higher stakes contribute more to the jackpot. Here is the percent of that jackpot available to each stake and what percentage of the buyins go into the jackpot from each stake:

Stake Jackpot Available Buyin % Towards Jackpot
$5 20% 1.47%
$10 40% 1.47%
$25 100% 1.47%
$50 100% 0.735%
$100 100% 0.40833%




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