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Offline Tournament Structure

Live poker Tournament Structure-

Over the last few years, the poker tournament structures have changed drastically. Poker rooms like Add52 Live at Deltin Royale have got one of the best tournament structures in India, in terms of starting stacks, blind structures, blind levels and formats for various types of live poker tournaments.

Below are some factors that govern the structures of tournaments at Adda52 Live poker room:

 

  • Starting Stacks
  • Blind Structure
  • Blind Level Duration
  • Tourney Types/ Formats

Starting Stacks

Starting stack is actually the number of chips you get to play at the beginning or get in total. Some common starting chips may include 5000, 10000 and 15000, though there are a few tourneys where you may get to play 30,000 stacks or even more. For re-buy tournaments, you should always get information about the average number of re-buys you can make till the end of final add-on period.

Blind Structure

If starting stack is all well, then you need to know the blind structure. Most tournaments start at 25-50/50-100 blinds. Make sure you start with a stack 100 times the big blind or 200 times the big blind. The more big blinds you get to play, the more lucrative it is. Always know where the blinds begin and end. Look ahead at how the blinds progress and ensure that blinds levels are not skipped.

Blind Level Duration

One very important thing that determines the structure of a live poker tournament is how long each blind level lasts. Generally, anything above 25 minute blinds give you a good tournament structure. Even 45-minute levels can be good enough for you, given the correct blind structure and starting stacks. Longer levels mean more room for play, which is, in fact, more beneficial for the skilled players.

Tournament Types/Formats

There are various structures that may be used for live poker tournaments. Most of the tournaments

that you see especially at Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) use a freeze-out structure - where you get 10,000 to 30,000 chips and are eliminated from the tourney as soon as you lose all your chips. Some common examples of freeze-out tourneys include DPT Main Event, High Roller, and Tag Teams Event. In freeze-outs, you cannot re-buy or add-on more chips- once you lose all your chips at the table. This type of structure is highly suitable for professional players, not only in India but also across the world.

Another popular structure that is followed globally is a re-entry tournament. The re-entry tournament structure is the latest trend and is almost becoming a norm on the ever-evolving live tournament circuit. The reason for this type of a poker tournament is to allow players re-enter the tournament if they get eliminated. It is profitable for both high as well as low bankroll players. Those with higher bankrolls can play aggressively in the early levels of the tourney to juice the prize pool and those with smaller bankrolls take a shot to win a big money for a smaller entry fee. Among other popular tournament, structures are rebuy tourneys where players are allowed to continue playing even if they get out in the early stage of the game. This structure is more common for the home tournaments.

A very common tournament structure is the bounty, which is like a normal poker tournament, except each player has a bounty on his or her head. This adds a new element to the tourney, as you don’t just get rewarded for surviving, but also get rewarded for knocking out other players in the tourney.

The combination of all above-mentioned factors decides the structure of a live poker tournament. The graph below shows you exactly what you can expect from some well-structured live tournaments:

 

Level

Level Time

SB

BB

Ante

1

20

25

50

-

2

20

50

100

-

3

20

75

150

 

4

20

100

200

25

BREAK

10 MINS

 

 

 

5

20

150

300

25

6

20

200

400

50

7

20

300

600

75

8

20

400

800

100

DINNER BREAK

20 MINS

CHIP RACE

 

 

9

20

500

1000

100

10

20

600

1200

200

11

20

800

1600

200

12

20

1000

2000

300

BREAK

15 MINS

CHIP RACE

 

 

13

20

1200

2400

400

14

20

1500

3000

500

15

20

2000

4000

500

16

20

3000

6000

500

BREAK

15 MINS

CHIP RACE

 

 

17

20

4000

8000

1000

18

20

5000

10000

2000

19

20

6000

12000

2000

20

20

8000

16000

3000

BREAK

15 MINS

CHIP RACE

 

 

21

20

10000

20000

3000

22

20

12000

24000

4000

23

20

15000

30000

5000

24

20

20000

40000

5000

BREAK

15 MINS

CHIP RACE

 

 

25

20

25000

50000

5000

26

20

30000

60000

10000

27

20

40000

80000

10000

28

20

50000

100000

10000

 

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