How A Poker Tournament Works

Tournaments are the poker competitions where all players play at the same time and continue to play until they leave only one player. Tournaments are fun to play in, to have a low entry fees and to offer a large prize pool to be won. For these reasons they are very popular. They are inexpensive way for beginner poker players to learn how to play the game, as well as providing a place for a more experienced experience.

While there are many different types of poker games played in casinos and online quarters, the tournament play is usually reserved for Texas Hold’em, Omaha, and 7 card stud, because these games have a following.

Poker tournaments can only have 6 players (single table tournaments) to thousands of players for bigger events. Big tournaments consist of many tables, each table having 8 to 10 players. The tables are slowly removed from the tourney while players are eliminated, and players are balanced from the table to the table as needed. (These are known as multi-table tournaments). Finally all but the last table will be removed and these last 8 to 10 players will play until only one of them remains. Tournament

Re-buy and Add-ons

Some poker tournaments allow players to re-purchase the option. This re-buy option allows players to buy more chips if they run from them at the beginning of the tournament. A player can purchase the same number of chips with which he / she started the tournament. Some poker tournaments allow unlimited re-purchase during the first hour of the game, while other tournaments only allow a single re-buy.

An added option is similar to a re-purchase option. Aggregations differ in that they are usually only offered once at the end of the re-buy period and can be purchased no matter how many chips you have. As the name implies these chips are added on to your stack of chips.

All re-purchase proceeds and aggregations are added to the award-winning pool minus house fees (if applicable).