Tournament Types

Sit & Go Tournament
A 'Sit & Go' (S&G or SNG) is a tournament which does not have a pre-assigned start time. The tournament begins when all seats are filled. There are many types of Sit & Go. These can be in both satellite and cash tournament form. Players 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. Cash prizes are awarded to top finishers as per the advertised payout structure.

Multi Table Tournament (Scheduled)
In a scheduled multi-table tournament (MTT), the tournament begins at a pre-assigned start time. 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 or her opponents. Cash prizes are awarded to top finishers as per the advertised payout structure.

Satellites
A satellite is a tournament in which the prize is an entry into a larger tournament. It can be less expensive to enter a satellite than it would be to enter the main tournament directly. These are available in both multi-table and Sit & Go formats. Multi-table satellites also are scheduled as regular tournaments, and the sign-up details and play are identical to other multi-table tournaments, with one important difference – the tournament will only play down to the number required to award all of the equal-value seats.

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

Here are some facts about rebuy tournaments:

  • There is a 'rebuy period' at the beginning of the tournament. A typical rebuy period might be the first hour of the event (until the first break starts). Once that period is over, no more rebuys are permitted.
  • During the rebuy period, there may be a fixed number of rebuys available, or an unlimited number.
  • The rebuy may cost any amount, but generally costs the same as the original buy-in, and gets you the same number of chips that you got for your original buy-in.
  • There may also be an 'add-on' available at the end of the rebuy period. Typically this will be during the first break. An add-on is just one extra rebuy. In general, the add-on is available no matter how many chips you have.
  • The add-on may cost any amount, but generally costs the same as the original buy-in, and gets you the same, or a higher number of chips that you got for your original buy-in. The prize pool and payouts will not be confirmed until the rebuy period ends, since the prize pool increases with each rebuy and add-on.


TURBO
A turbo event is one in which the blind levels increase much faster than in standard play. The length of each round (before the blinds/antes increase) in a turbo tournament is usually 5 minutes.

Turbo rebuy events usually go on break at 30 minutes, as opposed to 60 minutes in a standard rebuy event.