Joined: Apr '09
Age: 33 (M)
From PS website:
Players dealt into a milestone hand win a cash prize of $60 for every VIP Player Point (VPP) they earned in the previous 50 hands played on that table. All players dealt in will also receive a base prize of $20, and any player that wins a portion of the main pot will get their prize doubled!
And for the mega milestone (80billion)
When the big 80 Billion Mega Milestone is reached, all players dealt in will be rewarded $1,000 for every VPP earned in the previous 50 hands (calculated same as above, but this time with a base prize of $10,000 for all players dealt in). The winner of the Mega Milestone will also have their prize money doubled - which means a grand total of tens of thousands of dollars!
It says in the even of the a split pot / tied hand - everyone who gets a piece of the main pot will get their prize doubled (as in - they're all treated as winners) - so that's pretty cool !
I don't really know the Stars VIP system - how many VIP you earn playing 50hands of 2c/5c ? I'm guessing not many..
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 38 (M)
It really can’t get any better than that. All the players understood very well what was going to happen, as all decided to go all-in, and then the table gave first prize to everyone, just great. Through the image it’s possible to see they are playing with low amounts of money, so I am sure this prize has let everyone happy, I would be for sure!
Joined: Feb '08
Age: 47 (M)
yep be nice to be on the table when it happened .... tables stops so you shouldnt miss the hand and fold .... have seen some though where someones sitting out making a cup of tea or something and miss getting dealt into the hand .... they are sick then lol ... stars have a new thing now they have a little info on your table telling you how much you might win if you are dealt into the hand and also if you won the hand .... i was playing 1c 2c last night and by the end of the hour it showed i could win $160 for being dealt into the hand and over $300 if i won the hand lol lol would have been nice to have been dealt it.
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 33 (M)
Posted by sadamman:
Posted by jessthehuman:
I thought this at first too.. And then I realised - they would have known it was a milestone and and everyone would have gone all-in with any 2 for the chance to win it.
I'm that mongy sometimes if I was playing I'd probably lose attention and snap fold 82 off.
Yeah - I remember hearing one story, a few years back - about one of these promotions and somebody checked the 'wait for big blind' option and missed the hand all together - and these promotions count anyone who was dealt in even if they fold their hand, but doesn't include somebody sitting out at the table (waiting for big blind - not posting out of position).
My guess is somebody mentioned it in the table chat - and that's probably why everyone clued in..
Joined: Nov '09
Age: 48 (M)
Posted by jessthehuman: Yeah - I remember hearing one story, a few years back - about one of these promotions and somebody checked the 'wait for big blind' option and missed the hand all together - and these promotions count anyone who was dealt in even if they fold their hand, but doesn't include somebody sitting out at the table (waiting for big blind - not posting out of position).
Yeah, I think something like that happens to everyone from time to time. Go to make a coffee or take a quick whizz, you come back just in time to see your pocket aces folded as you time out. Then you see two guys shoving at it preflop, KK vs QQ and the guy with KK flops a set and suddenly you feel MUCH better about missing the hand. Love this game and the way it plays with your mind
When there's a milestone hand, if you're playing a tournament or something pokerstars manager says the milestone hand is going to happens on X table. So you just have to click on it to see it happen. But you won't know how much they won unless the players present at the table say it.
I've seen it on it 15c/25c table other day, they all won over 300$ and the winner got about 650$. The prizes are mostly calculated on how many points you've won in the last 50 hands. (60$ for every FPP)
Joined: Aug '10
Age: 46 (M)
The nice bonus and now the milestone hand promo are really nice at the moment. But when i saw in my last HU a few minutes ago, that i loose to times in a row with a fullhouse versus a better fullhouse, so i think the fake never ends...