How to Play Poker

How to Play Offline Poker

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

Texas Holdem: It 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 common cards dealt on the table.
Pot Limit Omaha: It 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 in hand 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 amount a player can bet or raise in a poker game. To participate in a live tournament, you need to pay an entry fee/buy-in. 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 game to game. Moreover, many casinos and 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 either of the two game formats- Freeze Out and Re Buy.

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.
Rebuy: 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.

Furthermore, there are Live Satellites Tournaments. These are small tournaments that are essentially composed of one table wherein the winner typically wins a seat to 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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