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How do you run your tournaments?

Unlimited Rebuys, and Add on
8 (17.8%)
1 Rebuy, or 1 Add on
22 (48.9%)
1 rebuy, and 1 Add on
7 (15.6%)
Unlimited Rebuys, no Add on
8 (17.8%)

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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2006, 12:16:24 PM »
Out Structure:

$20.00 buy-in T2000, max ONE rebuy ($20, T2000), *or* ONE Add-On (only @ the end of round 5 if you have less than 500 chips)


Blinds:

25/50
50/100
75/150

chip up 25s

100/200
200/400
300/600
400/800 - 100
500/1000 - 200
600/1200 - 300
800/1600 - 400

Chip up 100s

1000/2000 - 500
1500/3000 - 500
2000/4000 - 1000
2500/5000 - 1000

Approx. 20 people every week, game usually runs about 3.5 hours.

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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2006, 01:55:19 AM »
We also run No rebuys, No Add-ons. We used to do one of each. The problem is that we got a lot of people who went all-in at bad times to try and get more chips in a rebuy and it was annoying those who didn't rebuy. So we changed our tournament from $10 buy in to $15 and eliminated rebuys/add-ons to keep the pot relatively the same.

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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2006, 10:41:44 AM »
We do upto 10 add-ons and sometimes 1 re-buy
start at 2500
rounds 25-50 and double every 30 min.
i think the add-ons bring in almost another 60% more for the pot!!!!!
best thing we ever put in!!

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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2006, 05:40:54 AM »
Ours is standard for in the UK

A 20 rebuy tourney - costs 20 to buy-in and you get 1000 chips

The rebuy period is 2 levels of 45 minutes (25 / 50 and 50 /100). During this 90 minutes a player can rebuy whenever they have less than (or equal) to half the tourney's starting stack. In our case they get 1000 to start so anytime their stack is 500 or less they can rebuy. Rebuy's cost 20 and they get another 1000 chips.

At the end of the rebuy period the tourney is paused and anyone can add-on once (regardless of chip stack size) and it costs 20 and gives them a 2000 chip add-on. Should someone though, at that point, have 500 or less they can do a rebuy and an add-on (will cost 40 and they will get 3000 chips). we then have a 10 minute break and resume the tourney at with level 3 (100 / 200) - this level onwards is 15 minutes per level.

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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2006, 01:25:12 AM »
need an option for none/none...

we tried re-buys once, pre-TD, and it didn't go well, so there is a general consensus right now to disallow re-buys/add-ons.  However, with the advent of TD, we've been discussing add-ons.   We start out with $1,550 in chips (it fits nicely into the case that way - 17 chips per stack), and buy in for $20.  As we're still trying to discourage re-buys/reckless play/etc., but we don't want anyone to have to leave too early, I was thinking of charging $7 for 500 in chips ($21 for 1,500, which is a slight penalty from the original buy-in of $20 for 1,550). 

Is there some sort of etiquette violation there?  Should I be charging an amount that gives you a full chip-set $ for $?  Just curious about anyone else's thoughts on this.

The only other complication is that we have a bounty pot.  With re-buys, we charged to add to the bounty pot, with add-ons, I don't think I would. 

Thanks!

JH
« Last Edit: September 26, 2006, 01:37:57 AM by johnhend »

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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2006, 07:48:10 AM »
We have max 3 re-buys per person upto round 4
this is about halfway through tournament.
But we have a points system, and it is -5 pts per re-buy.

Check our rules out at

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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2006, 10:06:02 PM »
We're going to start a points system next month for the first time (thanks in no small part to the success and popularity of TD), and I like the idea of deducting points for rebuys! 
Thanks for the feedback!

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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2006, 03:33:38 PM »
You did not allow for NO rebuys or NO addons.  That is how we run our Tournaments.  Most everyone in the Tuesday Night Poker Club feels why should you play great and take someone out only to have them come back latter and take you out after there are no rebuys left.

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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2006, 05:28:37 AM »
Because in a rebuy, playing great isn't enough during the rebuy period - most people (especially good players) use the rebuy period to gamble a lot more with a view to ammassing chips - as such your play should adjust to that or at least take it into account.

Once it becomes a freezeout - generally those that continue playing as they did in the rebuy period will not last very long. However, 'cos its poker, things don't always go to plan. It's just as possible for someone to play crappily during the rebuys but get lucky and then get busted out by a good play after the rebuys were done. Works both ways.

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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2006, 10:34:27 AM »
Both tournaments, with re-buys and without re-buys are great to play in. and yes players play differently, depending on re-buys.
The main reason we use them is to keep people in.
Our buy in fee is small and the re-buys are small, the main thing is that people enjoy a good night of poker and a few beers, sometimes people
can't afford to re-buy, thats fine, but people entering know exactly the most they can lose.
We don't want people busted out in the first hour or two, everybody knows you can get drawn into big pots and end up all in and lose.
All the players like the structure we use, after the main tournament we have 1 or 2 turbo's with a small entry fee and no re-buys or add ons,
they like these as well.
I think if you are playing in tournaments to win money then no re-buys or add ons is the best but if you are
playing for the fun of playing, with little cost but still having the chance of winning some money then re-buys are the best.
Also there is a few people that attend our tournaments that are new to the game, so re-buys gives them a better chance.

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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2006, 01:36:31 PM »
Most of the our NLH tournaments are no rebuy and no add on. But I do have a couple of year that are rebuy within the first hour and add ons after the first hour, but you can only add on if you didn't rebuy. The last rebuy/add on we had 27 players and it lasted almost five hours. So the next one I will be adding an ante at the start of level 10.

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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2007, 10:37:54 AM »
We allow one rebuy per person within the first four rounds of the tourney  (1hr 20min), we do not have an add-on.
Do you play in my home game!?!?!?! 

That's exactly what we do.

2K in starting chips. 20 min levels. 

25/50
50/100
100/200
200/400
5000/1000
1000/2000

With 10-16 players it takes about 2-2.5 hours.

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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2007, 08:53:58 PM »
We have a group of 10 - 20 players that get together a couple of times a month.  Each night we usually play two to four games lasting between 1.5 and 2 hours.  We have only allowed rebuys one time in the last two years and only one player used the option. 

The original buy-in was $10 for $1000 in chips.  After going all-in within 5 minutes of the tournament starting the player busted out.  Since we hadn't offered rebuys in the past, we took a quick poll of the players and allowed him to rebuy for $15 for another $1000 in chips.  These lasted him another 15 minutes and he was busted again.  Of course he wanted back in, this time we agreed to charge $20, these lasted one hand and he was out again.  That was it. No more rebuys!!!  The winner of that event thanked him for the addition $40 in the pot.

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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2007, 10:49:33 AM »
During our first season, there was a very strong sentiment against NO Rebuys.  Since we only play once/month, it was pretty harsh if someone caught a bad beat in the first round and either went home or had to sit around and watch while their "ride" continued to play.

For our second season we added 1 Rebuy and Add-ons.  At first players were concerned that it would be an all-in fest.  But when they saw how much the Pot increased, they put their concerns aside.  Play really didn't change all that much.  So much so that most of the players have asked for unlimited Rebuys for the first hour.  We do full rebuys (you have to Buy-In again).  So popping for more than 2 of these can be quite costly.  Most people won't.

Rebuys and Add-ons are a GREAT way to get more money in your pot without rasising the buy-in (which is the only other way to get more money in the pot besides getting more players).  I have found that most players don't mind spending a lot if it is in segments (so much before the tourney, so much during and so much at the break).

This year we also added bounty chips.  Just another way for players to win some money (plus it is a extra slice for the Championship Game contribution).
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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2007, 08:27:19 PM »
Good info on this thread

We have $10 buy-in for 2500 in chips
we allow 2 rebuys in first hour but only if you have 0 chips $5 for 1000
we have one add on after first hour for $5 for 1000 chips
we have three blind raises per hour and a break at the end of the three blinds
our tournaments usually last 5 - 7 hours and we have between 12 and 20 people


Most of our players are fairly decent so you see very little rebuys usually. I'm not a big fan of add ons but it does add money to the pot so I don't raise a fuss about it. Most of the players do put the add on in. We have a rule that you can't combine a rebuy and an add on, meaning on the last hand before break, you can't go all in, lose, get a rebuy and an add on together.