Understanding The Logistics of Poker Tournaments


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Tournaments are poker competitions where all players play together and play continues until one player remains. Tournaments are fun to play, has a low ticket price and offer a big jackpot. For these reasons, are very popular. They are inexpensive way for novice poker players learn to play the game as well as a place of more experienced players experienced an increase.

Although there are many different types of poker games in casinos and Internet to play, tournament play, as a rule for the Texas Hold’em, Omaha and 7 Card Stud is reserved because these games have a large audience.

Poker tournaments can be only 6 players (single table tournaments) to thousands of players for the big events. Large tournaments consist of several tables, each table having 8 to 10 players. The tables are slowly removed from the tournament players are eliminated, and players are balanced from table to table as needed. (These are known as multi-table tournaments). Finally, all but the last table is cleared and play the last 8 to 10 players until one of them remains.

Tournament Basics

To play in a tournament, players must pay both taxes. You have to pay an entrance fee to the poker room hosting the tournament to cover. This gives the player an assigned seat and a fixed amount of tournament chips to play (these chips have no monetary value). Players can also pay a fee for the buy-in. The buy-in is organized and paid as a reward. The client is different from one tournament to win, but it usually goes to all the players just a chance at the final table to do.

The purpose of a tournament is to win all the chips. All tournament players start with the same number of chips to play and they all start playing together. Players play until they lose all their chips and are eliminated from the game. A tournament continues non-stop, often for several hours, until only one person remains. As the game progresses the stakes rise (Blinds are doubled in a time interval), making it more difficult for players with short stacks and stay in.

Players are awarded prize money according to their final position in the tournament. The best players make more money with the first winners usually receive about 30% of the total prize money, the second Place winner about 20% and so on. The number of winners and the size of the payments are based on the rules for the tournament was played and the number of people playing.

Re-buys and Add-ons

Some tournaments allow players the option to purchase poker again. This re-buy option allows players to buy more chips if run at the start of the tournament. A player can buy the same number of chips, began a / c with the tournament. Some poker tournaments allow unlimited re-buys during the first hour, while others allow only one rebuy tournaments.

An optional add-on option is similar to re-buy. Supplements differ in that usually once at the end of the rebuy period and can offer, regardless of how many chips you have purchased. As the name suggests, these chips are added to your stack.

All the benefits of re-buys and add-ons are added to the cost of the prize pool less house (if applicable).


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Balance and reduce the tables

Larger tournaments begin with more than one table, 8 to 10 players. During the tournament players are eliminated and the number of players at each table, there will remain the same. For the tournament only by the number of players at each table to be the same, so the organizers move players from table to table to keep all the tables are also populated.

Balance is the practice of moving players from full tables to less full tables when the difference is 3 or more players.

Tables combine the practice of removing tables once enough voids between the other tables to do this are. Thus, with 10 tables of players is when there are 10 empty spaces the player moves from one table to the empty spaces and the table out of the game