# What is a progressive clock?

I am playing a live tournament with a "Progressive Clock", saying 15/20/30 min clock.

What does this mean?

• Did you try asking the dealer, or looking for a sign with the room's rules?
– Herb
Feb 21, 2018 at 17:16
• This sounds like it is referring to the timer for increase in blinds, but I have not heard of something like this. Feb 21, 2018 at 19:32
• The name makes sense but I had not heard said like that. I wonder how many times the blinds go up at each clock. It would not make sense to just do one level at 15. Not a duplicate but a related question poker.stackexchange.com/questions/609/… Feb 22, 2018 at 13:55

A progressive clock means the blind levels gradually get longer. In this case the blind levels start with 15 min levels, then 20 and finally 30 minutes.

• Thanks, it turns out it meant at the end of every break the clock would increase (so every 6 levels or so)
– Ben
Feb 22, 2018 at 14:28

Give the check to Raymond. I just ran some number out of curiosity.

Assume 12 levels, split the level timing equally, and double the blinds.

``````level    sb    bb   min  int
1     1     2     0   15
2     2     4    15
3     4     8    30
4     8    16    45
5    16    32    65   20
6    32    64    85
7    64   128   105
8   128   256   125
9   256   512   155   30
10   512  1024   185
11  1024  2048   215
12  2048  4096   245
``````