Strategy for Online and Live Poker Tournaments
Using strategy when playing poker is not a new concept to get your mind around. It is a well known fact
that to win at poker a certain amount of strategy and skill is required; it is not just a simple game of luck.
Poker tournaments are popular event for players however they are different from the regular games offered in online
poker rooms .
Poker tournaments have some similarities to ring games and both of these require different strategic
thought and actions. They are structured competitions, with poker players competing against each other.
Players are required to accumulate chips and can stop playing any time they like in a regular game,
however in poker tournaments, they are not allowed to quit and cash in their chips, the play has to continue until
there is a winner.
The different types of poker tournaments include “Elimination” also known as “freeze out” and this is the
most common. Players all start with the same amount of chips and play until one winner has accumulated all the
chips. However the payout structure rewards more than one player, with each higher ranked player receiving more
than the other.
In “Rebuy” poker tournaments, this structure allows players who have lost all their chips to Rebuy more
chips and continue to play for a certain period of time, usually about two hours. Rebuy tournaments generally
feature more aggressive play. Players do not want to be eliminated and as a result of this the prize pools often
increase to considerably more than they would normally be.