Multi-Table Tournaments

These rules apply to multi-table tournaments:

  • Multi-table tournaments are scheduled events with specified start times. You must register for the tournament prior to the start. Registration stops a few moments before the start of the tournament.
  • You will receive audio and visual reminders prior to the start and will be automatically seated at a table just before the start. Seating is random.
  • The software keeps tables balanced with regard to the number of players seated at each table. As players go broke this can cause an imbalance in the distribution of players, in which case you may be moved to and reseated at another table. This is done randomly, therefore you may experience reseating several times during a tournament.
  • The software closes tables as the number remaining players in the tournament reduces. You will be advised when the table at which you are seated is being closed. The break order is from highest numbered table for the tournament in descending order.
  • You may open and watch other tournament tables while you play.
  • The tournament lobby will show the number of players in the tournament, their current chip count, and the prize structure.
  • As Multi-table Tournaments take longer to complete than Single Table Tournaments, every hour there is a short 5 minute break.
  • Hand-for-hand dealing may be enacted during any tournament as is usual when there is only one player left to be eliminated before prizes are awarded. This renders the practice of slow-playing useless. During hand for hand play, all tables will be considered to be on the same hand until they all complete their hand in progress. Therefore, players eliminated at different tables may be considered to have been eliminated on the same hand.
  • If more than one player is eliminated in the same hand, the player with the most chips before the hand started finishes higher. In the case where both players also have the same amount of chips before the hand, both players will tie for the position. If there is a tie between two or more players, the prizes they qualify for are split evenly between all tied players. For example, if two players tie for 2nd place, each player receives 50% of the second place prize and 50% of the third place prize.
  • If the small blind is eliminated in a hand then the player who was the big blind now posts the small blind and the player to his left posts the big blind. The button does not move on to the next player as this would cause a player to miss a blind.
  • If the big blind is eliminated in a hand then the player to their left now posts the big blind and there is no small blind for that hand. The button moves to the player who was the small blind. On the following hand the blinds will be posted as normal by the two players to the left of the button.

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