How to Play Poker

How to Play Offline Poker

Live Tournaments come in various types and sizes. On Adda52 LIVE, poker tournaments are generally played in two game formats - Texas Hold'em and Pot Limit Omaha.

Texas Holdem : Texas Hold’em is the most popular variant of poker. You need to form the best five-card combination out of the two hole cards dealt to you and five community cards dealt on the table.

Pot Limit Omaha: Pot Limit Omaha is a community card game in which you need to form the winning five-hand combination by using exactly 2 out of 4 of your hole cards with 3 of the community cards dealt on the table.

Every live tournament has a pre-defined betting structure or a set of rules which control the minimum and maximum amount a player can bet or raise in a poker game. You need to pay an entry fee/buy-in to participate in a live tournament. The entry fee buys you a seat in the tournament and provides each poker player the same number of chips to begin with. The betting structure and entry fee can vary from tournament to tournament. Moreover, many live poker rooms follow affixed betting rules regardless of the betting structure, either to comply with local laws (such as fixing a maximum total amount to bet, regardless of raises), or in the interests of the game (such as having a cap on the number of raises).

Live Tournaments usually take place in following formats:

Freeze Out: Tournaments structured in such a way that once you have lost the chips in front of you, you are out of the tournament.

Re-Buy: Tournaments where you can buy more chips (after your initial buy-in) during a designated period of time - usually during the first hour or two of play, or during the first few betting limits.

Re-Entry: Tournaments where players can re-enter to play after they have been eliminated from their seats till Late Registration is open. The maximum number of re-entries varies from tournament to tournament.

Furthermore, there are Live Satellites Tournaments. These are small tournaments wherein the winner gets the ticket to participate in the Main Tournament. Satellites are a good way to get the feel of a game without committing as much money as would be required for the Main Tournament.

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