Tournaments can range from many different games, most of the games played during tournaments are Blackjack & different Variations of Poker! Players like tournaments because they have the ability to play against many different players from many different knowledge bases. Some beginners like to play against heavy hitters so they can learn the techniques of the game, what works & what doesn’t. A major plus to playing in a tournament is that the player will enter the game with a buy-in, they will be handed a stack of chips, once they run out of chips the game is over for them. This way they aren’t continuously re-buying into the game.
There are many different types of tournaments available with Poker. A tournament may start with many tables or just one table, once the players start to leave the games in multi-table tournament, the existing players are moved around to take positions of those who have left to keep the tables as even as possible. A players position with the dealer button is also taken into consideration and the player is accommodated with that as best as possible. Sit & Go tournaments are pretty popular because they do not begin or end at a certain time, players can come to the tables & sit down to play among others at any time.
In some online casinos, players are able to enter into tournaments that are called re-buy and add-on tournaments, this is where the player is able to buy more chips to either add on to their existing stack or buy a new stack entirely if they have run out. Typically the games will have a re-buy period which usually takes place during a certain time frame. The player is only allowed to re-buy if their current chip count is lower or equal to the amount of chips they started the game with.
Shoot-Out tournaments are when the casino offers a certain amount of seats, the first round consists of the players competing in the round against each other until there is one player left who holds all of the chips. The second round the winner from round 1 is combined with players at other tables who will play until there is 1 player left. Satellite tournaments come with a great prize where players will compete until there is a winner who wins a seat in a higher tournament. Additionally, some sites also offer offline tournaments where the players who won seats throughout online tournaments will meet up to play in person.
Each different casino will offer all different kinds of tournaments for both Blackjack & Poker, though the names will be different for the different types of tournaments but the games are generally the same. Some sites require the players to come back at a certain time once the tournaments are ready to start, other casinos offer the sit & go tournaments all day every day.