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    Poker Stars new timed tournaments

    A friend of mine "down under" was telling me that PS started testing out new tournaments that are timed events. Say the length is either an 1 hr, 1 1/2 hrs or 2 hours. Usually starting with only 1500 chips
    and the levels are 10 minutes, but the blinds increase twice as fast the normal tournaments (instead of 15/30 and 20/40 its 20/40, 40/80) and the payouts are who ever is left at the end gets their buy in back plus a percentage
    of the chips remaining similiar to the fifty50 sit and go's.

    He was wondering if there might be a specific strategy in these tournaments. Got any ideas? Any of you outside the USA playing these?

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    I played one of these today just to try them out. 60 minutes and the entire tournament is over. 30 minutes in and we are on break for 5 minutes which is ridiculous. When we are on the last level PS needs to have a count down timer especially if you are multi tabling or you really won't know how much time is left exactly unless you check manually which does get time consuming. If you finish deepstacked you get about 10 times your buy in back. I played this like a 9 man.

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    I tested one which was super sort like 15 mins. As excepted lottery machine was rolling as most of the players didnt any clue how to approach the format. Super sort format felt bit artificial but longer ones could be ok.

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