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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 ...

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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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Rake on a progressive bounty tournament

The first place finisher in a progressive knockout tournament doesn't get paid the bounty on his own head. This leak creates an artificial rake system and is why progressive knockouts don't charge ...
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Sklansky-Chubukov push chart

How to use S-C push chart for profit in online-poker? For example, if I have 8 BB: and I have T9o, I must go all-in?
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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 ...
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Interesting heads-up hand in WCOOP 66 $25k high roller event BrynKenney vs caecilius

I was watching the replay of the $25k WCOOP high roller event and came across a really interesting heads-up hand. Quickly before I dive in, a deal has been made 3-handed and they are playing for a ...
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How would you play this hand?

No Limit Hold'em 7 players at the table, I am SB with around 10 BB in my stack Average stack is around 15-20 BB One person in middle position calls the BB, everyone else folds Back to me - I have ...
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Should i have shoved with QQ?

Tournament, 16 players left, about 50 have exited, blinds are 250-500, I have 15K, the BB had 30K, it folds to me in dealer position, I shove QQ, SB folds, BB calls and wins with AA. I would have ...
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Why do players join a tournament late?

In a turbo deep tournament I recently played, a lot of players kept joining during the "late registration" period. My question is why? I can see two bad things with this: first of all, you miss the ...
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Is all-in calling 2 all-ins with KK a bad move pre-flop?

Context: NLHE live tournament, freeroll, 2K GTD, table with 8, blinds 2000/4000 (started with 50/100, 15 minutes). I have about 14BBs. Some stacks have more, some have less. The action: UTG folds ...
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Tough spot with drawing hand

Online sit and go triple up tourney. Table starts 9 handed, top 3 triple their buy in. Everyone starts with 1500. Blinds 15/30. I look down at 8♠9♠ in late mp. UTG limps and it folds to me. My ...
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Re entry tournament rules

When you re enter a tournament, do you have to post the big blind or can you wait until you are in the big blind position?
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Tournament versus cash game

How should your strategy change in a tournament versus a cash game? Assume a tournament with no or one re-buy. And you have a sufficient bankroll.
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Closing out a tournament

So let me just preface this question with a little background. I used to solely play tournaments a few years back, but for the last 3-4 years I have only played cash. I've recently made a switch back ...
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AK suited in the BB

This hand was one of the hand day reviews by a pro $50 / $100 first hand of tournament everyone starts with 300 BB Hero BB A♠ K♠ HJ $250 CO $250 BB $1050 ...
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Odds on flopping a Royal Flush?

Playing tourney Omaha hi/lo split last night, I hit a Royal Flush on the flop, we were 9 handed at the time and I'm wondering if anyone out there knows the odds on that happening
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220£ tournament

I've been playing last weekend a 25k guaranteed buy in 220£. I get a entry by satellite of 30£. Initial chips 25k My stack 27k CO 33k On the first level 50/100. I was very quiet, at this point I ...
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Was This Tournament All In Call Correct?

I played a hand in a local $100 buy-in tournament; I was wondering if one of the (3) players in the hand, played it correctly. blinds were $200/$400--no antes yet UTG, SOLID PLAYER/STACK SIZE $4,800. ...
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Tournament table balancing: when joining a table at the button position, explain why you don't get dealt a hand

In Robert's Rules of Poker, section 15 (Tournaments), rule 16, it says: New players to a table as a result of balancing tables are dealt in immediately unless they are in the small blind or ...
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All-in re-steal on bubble

It was a bubble stage of a live Satellite MTT. 5 tickets awarded, 7 players left out of 30, quite loose table. I have A8o on SB with 13bb, MP limps, Button(20bb) raises 2.5bb. I push all-in, MP folds, ...
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What's the optimum time to enter a progressive knockout tournament?

Primarily focusing on getting the most bounty-money per hour, what would be the best time to register a progressive knockout tournament? The way I see it, there are a couple options. Registering from ...
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In Poker tournament, when we need to start Hand in Hand (Bubble)?

Suppose, in tournament we have Prize Payout is 10 and 20 Player left on 4 tables. Out of 20 Player, 10 go allin in 2 tables and in rest 2 table game are just to start, so in that case do we need to ...
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Facing a shove after turning an OESD with JJ deep in MTT

Blinds : 100K/200K Hero: 27.1M. Villain: 26.5M. 7 players Hero : J♣ J♥ Villain : A♥ A♠ Preflop Hero opens for 800K. Villain raises to 2.2M. Hero re-raises to 5.0M. ...
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Ruling for player wishing to rebuy when rebuy period ended during a hand

In a game with a rebuy period that ends during a hand, is a player allowed to have the option rebuy after that hand has been completed?
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Was I right to call off a <10BB stack in late position with 66?

I was playing a free tournament live with approx. 30 players remaining from 50 entrants, blinds were 150/300 and I had 1k or 2k in my stack. I had 66 in relatively late position and a player who had ...
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Was dealer incorrect in handling prematurely dealt turn card?

I was on the final table and blinds were 2k and 4k. I had 70k chips and was one of the shorter stacks. The tournament paid 7 people. A guy raises to 16k, I'm the only caller. I have J♥9♥,...
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Uncapped betting in FL game HU on river with nuts on board?

My understanding is that it's common in limit games where usually there is a 4-bet (or 3-raise) betting cap to remove this cap when a hand is heads-up. If so, what happens in a situation where we ...
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Can i fold my trips here?

Click here to see the hand in Stars Boom Hand Player. In the early stages (Level 3, 25/50/A6) of a turbo full-ring tournament, I have 1,082 in my stack and get dealt J♥T♥ in the CO. ...
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reraising when a player is allin

I was in a no limit tournament. The big blind is 1000. I have 4500 left on the button. I have QQ, under the gun raises to 3000, there is one caller, before it folds to me. I just call, knowing I have ...
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Variance - or rigged game [closed]

I played spin and go at Poker Stars - 1 and 3 dollar games. Won 7 out of 10 with a sensible and cautious approach. Then I lost 24 out of 25 games with same stakes and same approach. No tilting, just ...
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Is “talking to influence action” illegal at WSOP?

It was asked Is trash talking legal in WSOP?, but my question is different from that post. There was a hand played between William Kassouf and Stacy Matuson that caused a big controversy at WSOP 2016....
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Probability of playing for a top PokerStars Spin & Go prize?

PokerStars now offers a $5,000 vacation package as a top prize for their $0.50 spin & go. What are my chances of getting that top prize?
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In a tournament if you walk away from the table when “all in” did you “abandon” your hand?

In a tournament a player went all in. Stated I am going to throw this away and walked 10 feet to the trash can and came back. The other player stated hand abandonment his hand is dead. As the "...
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Lost hole card at showdown?

Texas Hold'em tournament home game. I get dealt A-s and Q-d mid position. Saw the flop, called a bet. Saw the turn, called a bet. On the river comes the fourth diamond to the board. Me and one ...
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Sensible plan to satellite myself into the PCA?

One of my poker goals is to be able to play in the PCA at some point in my life. I'm trying to lay out a sensible plan of satellites that can win me a PCA package on Poker Stars. I have tried to ...
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Adjusting bet size based on table position

I am just wondering--would it be advantageous in a live tournament to alternate bet sizing in correlation with position if first to enter pot? For example: raise 4x BB in early position; raise 3x BB ...