Questions tagged [tournament]

Tournaments refer to poker games where players play until they run out of chips, with the last person having chips being the winner, the second to last taking second place, and so-on. There is no direct correlation between chip value and money - rather, players are paid based on their finish in the tournament.

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How often should I balance tables at a home poker tournament?

I have a home poker tournament that has grown beyond a single table (currently at 2 tables). I'm looking to understand how often I should balance the tables. E.g. if there is a 2 person discrepancy ...
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Hand Analysis for AKs (vs. Likely Monster) Early in Tourney

Game Info $350 Live Tournament 8-handed Hand Info Cards: AKs (Diamonds) Hero Position: Big Blind (BB) Villain Position: Under the Gun (UTG) Hero Stack: 29,000 Villain Stack: 27,500 Other Info ...
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Help me remember this EPIC hero call?

Please help me remember this famous hand. It was an epic hero call with like 6 or 10 high. They were outdoors, which is odd for poker tournaments, and it was the final hand. There was lots of wind ...
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Host Website or App for Limit Hold ‘em Tournaments

Looking to find an app or website where I can host a poker tournament that is limit hold em. I’d like to have the ability to raise the limit every 30 min. For context, we have a time limit poker ...
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Online Software Tournament Test Case

I am working on online poker software and there is 1 issue we faced when testing with tournaments. Let me explain the case There were 6 players in the hand p1 (SB) 2820 chips p2 (BB) 100 chips p3 ...
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Tournament Ante Deduction Player All In

I am writing an online poker game software in which I want to conduct tournaments. In tournaments sometimes players remain to "sit out" throughout the tournament. There is 1 case that's ...
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In Tournament Poker, how do you play 4 handed on a 7 table max game, with 2 tables left?

So I had this situation that I felt totally lost in to my normal game. This is just a home online game with ~25-35 people. Normally we play 9 hand max table. I got to the final 9 people, but because ...
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BB to stack size ratio

Morning All, Why is only the Big Blind used in measuring stack size? It ignores the effect of the Small Blind and antes in each round of play, If you have 20 BBs you only have 12.5 rounds of play ...
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How to handle tiny blinds where everybody bets

In a private online tournament with friends we have 20k chip buy in but the blinds start about 20. So in much of the early game everyone pretty much just bets. How can I bully people off the pot and ...
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How to calculate bounty prize for 1-st place?

I try to calculate bounty prize for 1-st place in standard structures of bounty MTT. I observed ~10 tournaments, where I can see player who won tournament, he received ~20%-25% of bounty prize pool. ...
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Do tournaments with different sizes, but same proportions, require different strategies?

Does a tournament with 500 places in the money and 5,000 players require a different strategy than one with 50/500, or one 10/100? I see that in an extreme case in a tournament with 1/10, everyone is ...
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Chips for player not attending?

So we were having a set of 10 private tournaments where points and money were taking along to a grand final where chips at the final were given by the amount of points each player had won in the ...
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Ask size of opponents' stack size

Is there a rule as to ask for a chip count of a player? Meaning, if I am in a hand and can I ask a chip count of the players who are in hand or players next in action? I know they can just move the ...
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Player acts without seeing prior action

Tournament (either SNG/MTT) where most players are 15-20BB and shove/fold range. UTG+1 shoves 15BB Folds to SB. SB completes the blinds, not seeing the initial shove What would the ruling on the ...
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How does average stack size (in BBs) change throughout a tournament?

I played a NLHE tournament with a Starting Stack Size of 25000 and Level 1 Blinds of 50/100. So that means we started with 250 big blinds each. There were ~1000 entrants, so 25 million chips in play....
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Estimate (online) tournament expected duration?

Given the entrants and the speed (e.g. 45 Players Turbo), is there any formula out there to estimate a tournament duration? Even better, any formula to estimate times for each finish position? As an ...
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Normal percentage of a player that staking them completely in an event buys you?

I think there have been cases where the player puts up half and the staker puts up the other half and they split the winnings 50/50 (or close to that) but what of 100% where the player puts up nothing ...
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What to do here?

Im in this situation sometimes and I'm always as insecure of what to do here. When this hand goes into a 3-bet, 4-bet and then they shove. Ofcourse it depends on table structure and what not but if ...
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Final table at tournament, two players avoiding eliminating each other — what can the tournament director do?

In the early 1990s poker was very different. In particular, almost any behavior was tolerated: players threw cards at the dealer, said enough to bring a dealer to tears, "accidentally" burnt a dealer ...
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Tournament: Should I call this Button-shove?

45 player turbo tournament, 9-handed, 7 places paid, 17 players remain. I am among the top players with 21 BB, average stack is about 10 BB. Only one other player on my table has as many chips, he ...
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Average graph of high-ranking players' chips vs. hands played in major tournaments

(I haven't been able to find information elsewhere, so I'm asking here.) What is the typical graph of chips vs. proportion of tournament lifetime for players who did very well in a tournament (...
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Can showing cards in a tournament constitute a call to an all-in?

I faced the following situation today in a Texas Holdem No Limit tournament and would be interested in hearing views on what is correct. Preflop Player A shoves all-in. Player B calls. Player C goes ...
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Disclosure of info

If player a inadvertently sees player B's hand as they look at their cards is either player obligated by rule to disclose this info to other players at the table?
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Should I use Effective M on 9-Max Tournaments?

In Tourneys I'm using Harrington M-ratio to determine actions and opponent ranges. My question is should I use Effective M with 9-Max full ring tables (using a 9/10 factor), or I should just use raw ...
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How do international poker players take tournament prize money home?

I've been watching a few tournaments and I was wondering: how do international poker players take tournament prize money home? For example, winner of 50th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2019: Hossein ...
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Can someone please explain to me this hand below: [duplicate]

I here again with another Poker question. The percentage of both player is showing 0% and the commentator is addressing that both player have equally the same hand value with whats shown on the bard ...
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How to stay alert during long tournaments

I was qualified for a $500.000 online tournament which starts in a few days. The tournament starts at 19:00 and blinds go up every 20 minutes so it's a slow tournament. This means that if I'm running ...
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When to make -EV plays that put opponents in tough spots

Scenario: 9-hand SNG midway, with most players quite regular (no fishes, no professionals). I raise 66 UTG+2 and get called by HJ. i CBet flop and continue turn for 2/3 pot each street, HJ calls both....
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Playing fast and slow … with apologies to Kahneman

Most of us are familiar with the strategic use of stalling tactics at points in tournament play; for example, adjusting your playing speed to ensure the blinds increase before they pass through the ...
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I started playing on a poker site in India. Is the following scenario possible :

Tournament Day 1 Player A cards : AK Player B cards : 33 Board outcome : Player A gets one pair K ( on flop ) and player B gets 333 trips ( on turn ) Tournament Day 2 Player C cards : AK Player D ...
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Facing donk lead and call on flop … what now?

Opening hand of $7 Spin & Go on PokerStars. Both opponents unfamiliar. For those unfamiliar with the format, you play a winner take all tournament, starting at 10/20 blinds with 500 chip ...
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What to do if you are dealt AA at the begining of a tournament

Imagine you are in a tournament no rebuys allowed, you are on the big blind with AA and someone on early position pushes all in, should you take a chance on variance against a probably (AA, AK, KK, QQ)...
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Can someone help me out with the table balancing done in MTT's?

Gone through the Pokerstars table balancing article: https://www.pokerstars.com/help/articles/trn-table-balancing/10626/ I am considering two major factors while developing my own online poker table ...
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Bounty Builder tournament

Is it profitable to call two players with a smaller stack with any 2 cards in hand if the total gain per knocking out is more than a buy-in? For example: Buy-in = $33 Total received Knockouts = $...
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Tying in a win the button tournament

'Win the button' tournaments are like normal tournaments. Only difference is if you win the current hand, you will get the button next hand. What happens when a tie occurs? Then there will not be ...
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Hand analysis could you lay this down

Late in a tournament. Blinds at 25/50. Hero and villain are top two stacks and hero has villain covered. Like 6 or 8 handed. Preflop Hero UTG with Q♥J♥ raises to 70 I know that is ...
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Where is Jeff Changeley [closed]

Does anyone know if Jeff Changeley is still alive? I have not seen or heard anything about him since the espn special in the Monaco Classic where he took down J.J. Lynch in the final table in January....
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How to alter play so a tournement ends sooner?

My weekly game is a 16 player low stakes live tournement; where top 8 places get league points and top 3 pay out cash. The game typically runs from 8pm till midnight. However this week due to family ...
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Unusual Tournament spot

Ok this was when I first started playing so please go easy on me, live tournament 80 players down to 13, paid at 7th 8 handed blinds are 1500/3000 Hero (120,000 ) average stack V1 (250,000) V2/V3 (20,...
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Does tipping happen at the highest level?

In tournaments like High Stakes Poker and the World Series of Poker, are the players tipping? Would it be at the same rate as most tipping seen in casinos? If it does happen, doesn't it affect chip ...
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How much should I be tipping when I cash a live tournament?

I play in Portland, Oregon where for legal reasons the dealers are "volunteers". They don't get paid a wage by the house, the only money they make is from tips. I've been trying to tip around 7.5%. I ...
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Are late registration / late entry poker tournaments the norm?

I want to play in a poker tournament that doesn't have a really elongated late registration phase. Is this a possibility online or is this pretty standard now - it's proving standard in my experience ...
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How should I proceed (in non-home games / with strange(unkown) people / in my online server) if I have to suddenly close a tournament?

Please help me tagging this questions appropriately Most of the time if I have to cancel a tournament which is a home game (me, friends, and many unknown people who agreed with the mechanics we use), ...
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Agree not to play for a side pot

Player A is small stacked and goes all in. B and C call but say they not going to play side pot. As they don't think A's hand is strong but neither are theirs. So they just want to knock him out of ...
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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?
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Tournament play Texas hold-em [duplicate]

If there are 4 players left in a tourney and the shortest stacks go out on the same hand who takes the third place prize?
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What is overlay?

I have recently started playing more tournaments and have come across the term "overlay" used by online poker rooms. Usually it is described in a dollar amount, like "tournament x had a $500 overlay". ...
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Dealing with excessive clock calls?

So I was playing a live event over the weekend and I had a situation occur after moving to a new table I've never heard of or seen before. Ideally I'm looking for someone with floor experience to ...
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$2100 High Roller Event #1 hand review

We are at the final table of the high roller event #1 on pokerstars. On the previous hand 'calculer_' lost most of his stack. We are 5 handed. I will explain the hand with text, but you can also ...
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How to modify strategy when playing large play money tournaments on PokerStars?

I have watched some real money tournament play and it seems to be very very different when playing in play money tournaments. You could bet 3 BB preflop and people would call with 27o. You may even ...