Tournament Types

Guaranteed Tournaments

In many of our tournaments, the prize pool is guaranteed to reach a specific amount. To see the full range of these tournaments, visit the Full Tournament Lobby.

Sit & Go

A Sit & Go (S&G or SNG) is a tournament which does not have a pre-assigned start time – it simply begins when all the seats are filled. There are many types of Sit & Go in both satellite and cash tournament form. These tournaments can be accessed from the “SIT & GO” section in the Main Lobby. Most Sit & Go tournaments are freezeouts.

Freezeout Tournaments

In a Freezeout Tournament players start with an equal, fixed number of chips. Players at numerous tables compete for one another’s chips as the blinds and/or antes increase incrementally. When you run out of chips, you are eliminated from the tournament. As players are eliminated, tables are “broken”, meaning players are moved to keep tables full, or evenly “balanced”. Eventually, the last few surviving players with chips are brought together at the final table, where the winner is the individual who wins all the chips from his/her opponents. Cash prizes are awarded to top finishers on the basis of number of tournament entries.

Satellite Tournaments

Satellite Tournaments are qualifying events in which prizes are buy-ins for other tournaments. A player can thus start out at one tier (not necessarily the lowest one) and play his/her way to a higher tier. The entry fee for each tier is always higher than the fee for the tier below it, with the first tier being the cheapest.

Check the Specific Tournament Lobby of Satellite Tournament to see what tournament(s) the prizes are for. Some satellites even give out packages for live tournaments instead of online Tournament Tickets!

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Freeroll Tournaments

Freeroll Tournaments are tournaments with no entry fee or initial buy-in. Freeroll Tournaments are clearly marked in the Full Tournament Lobby.

Multi-Buy-In Tournaments

In Multi-Buy-In Tournaments, instead of a fixed buy-in players may choose between a set minimum and maximum buy-ins. Their starting stack is scaled in proportion to buy-in.

Re-buy tournaments

A re-buy tournament is one in which you have the opportunity to buy more chips during the event. In a standard ‘freezeout’ tournament, when you run out of chips, you’re out of the tournament. In a re-buy tournament, you can (with some restrictions) buy more chips.

Bounty Tournaments

In a Bounty tournament, a part of the player’s buy-in is added to the player’s "bounty". If it's a Progressive Bounty tournament a % of the bounty amount is given to the player that knocked him out and a % is added to the bounty of the same player. If it's a regular Bounty the full Bounty amount is given to the player that knocked him out. In case of VIP bounties, a unique player bounty, the bounty will only go to the player knocking out the VIP. If the VIP makes a rebuy, the VIP bounty is not credited to the player winning the previous hand.