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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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ScottBroker

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Rebuy's
« on: March 05, 2006, 11:16:37 AM »
Just thought I would see how others do their tournies.
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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2006, 11:25:32 AM »
We allow one rebuy per person within the first four rounds of the tourney  (1hr 20min), we do not have an add-on.

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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2006, 11:29:37 AM »
I just had a crazy 1 with unlimited rebuys for the 1st rounds ay half price, and an optional Add on.  rounds were 40 minutes.  Had 25 players, 37 rebuys, and 25 add ons ;D

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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2006, 12:13:43 PM »
We do one rebuy per person up until the final table.  This keeps a lot players from playing crazy and going all in with nothing hands because you really never know when the tables will combine (because it all depends if a player that's gets busted has used his rebuy option).  We usually run weekely tourneys with 15-20 people and this adds a little more to the prize pot.

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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2006, 12:19:33 PM »
Wow,

That is a neat idea ::)

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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2006, 08:19:22 PM »
No option for no rebuys, no addons, which is how we do it.
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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2006, 10:03:07 AM »
Kind of a goofy set up, but it is a couples tourney and I don't want somebody to have to go home after 15 minutes (and/or have to wait for their significant other to bust out).  It is T2000 buy-in.  We allow 1 rebuy (if busted) OR 1 add-on (if <T1000 chips).  Rebuy or add-on has to occur by finish of 4th round.

So, we have one rebuy - but it is a reduced rebuy for a reduced amount of chips -  T1500 for rebuy for 75% of the buy in cost.  This kinda-helps people being reckless because they won't be back to full stack.

Then, if you haven't busted out and have <T1000 you can add-on (if you didn't do a rebuy), but the add-on is only T1000 and is for 50% of buy-in price.  In effect, I try to allow all people to have near buy-in stack towards the end of 4th round. 

Doesn't always work well, sometimes people end up with a bit over T1000 near end of 4th round and get kind of reckless trying to either win a pot or fall less than T1000.

I am kind of preferring not to allow anyone to add-on who hasn't done a rebuy, because then everybody would and it would just prolong the tourney. 

It is kind of a friendly game, so I am trying to keep people in for about 1.5 hours, then finish up by about 2.5 - 3 hours so that spouses can go home together.

Still trying to refine this.

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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2006, 09:08:43 PM »
No Rebuy, No Add-On....

$4400 in chips

Blinds on 15 minute increments until Round 6 or 8, then 10 minutes.....

25/50
50/75
75/150
150/300
300/500
500/1000
1000/2000
2000/4000
4000/8000
8000/16000

We have anywhere from 12-18 play and games last from 1:45 minutes to 2:20 minutes. We generally play two games in a night. So if you bust out early in first game, there will be a second game soon. Does push play pretty hard in the later rounds (better get some good cards). Works well for sticking to approximately 2 hour time limit. We do this instead of one big game (3-4 hours). Has gone over well with our group. Two chances to get in the money in a night as well.
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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2006, 09:28:44 PM »
no re-buy/no add-on

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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2006, 11:29:21 PM »
Well... you didn't give out the choice... but we host here no-rebuy, and no add-on.

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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2006, 09:38:07 AM »
Our group doesn't use add ons or rebuys either.

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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2006, 06:53:16 PM »
Not to beat a dead horse, but our group uses the "NO rebuys, NO addons" formula, also!

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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2006, 06:57:16 PM »
You can do BOTH.  I alternate every other month.  This month is a $100 freezeout, next month is a $50 rebuy with a 25 add on and a 25 rebuy

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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2006, 08:57:09 PM »
We pattern ours after the Orleans Poker Room in Vegas:

Start with 300 in chips.
Allow unlimited rebuys if you have 300 or less in chips for the first hour.
Addon at the first break (4 - 15 minute rounds) as follows:
> 300 chips allow 1 add on
5 - 295 chips allow up to 2 add ons
just went bust on the very last hand before the break allow up to 3 addons
Buy-in, rebuys and addons all the same price - $20

works well - except that TD 2.0 defines the criteria for a rebuy as that a player busts out - it won't let you define your own rebuy terms so we just call it all 'add on'. :-\

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Re: Rebuy's
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2006, 05:48:47 PM »
I don't see an option for what we do.... 

We have a monthly tournament, T1500, with one re-buy in the first three rounds.  IF someone re-buys, then I allow add-ons, if and only if, you are under 1500 chips, and if you can buy chips in multiples of $5 dollar increments and not go over 1500 in chips.  This way, if someone re-buys (usually twice a tournament), then we allow everyone the option of adding on right then and there, if they qualify for chips at all.

For example, if we play for $25 buy-in and re-buy, your add-on of $5 gets you 300 in chips.  You can add-on as many chips in increments of 300, as long as you don't excede 1500.  This is set so that you can't buy more chips than a player who has re-bought, and so that you are at a disadvantage to a player who has re-bought.

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