Poker Tournaments

Poker Tournaments

A poker tournament is a tournament where players compete by playing poker. It can feature as few as two players playing on a single table (called a "heads-up" tournament), and as many as tens of thousands of players playing on thousands of tables. The winner of the tournament is usually the person who wins every poker chip in the game and the others are awarded places based on the time of their elimination. To facilitate this, in most tournaments, blinds rise over the duration of the tournament. Unlike in a ring game (or cash game), a player's chips in a tournament cannot be cashed out for money and serve only to determine the player's placing.

Read more about Poker Tournaments:  Buy-ins and Prizes, Playing Format, Betting Format, Variants of Poker, Tournament Venues, Major Tournaments

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Poker Tournaments - Buy-ins and Prizes
... To enter a typical tournament, a player pays a fixed buy-in and at the start of play is given a certain quantity of tournament poker chips ... Tournament chips have only notional value they have no cash value, and only the tournament chips, not cash, may be used during play ... Typically, the amount of each entrant's starting tournament chips is an integer multiple of the buy-in ...
Poker Tournaments - Major Tournaments
... The two largest and most well-known tournaments in the USA are the World Poker Tour championship event and the World Series of Poker, both held in Las Vegas ... In the 1980s the Super Bowl of Poker was the second largest and most prestigious tournament ... The 2005 World Series of Poker was the first held outside of Binion's Horseshoe Casino, though the final few days of the main event were held in the legendary Benny's ...
Poker On Television - History
... Poker has been appearing on television somewhat regularly since the late-1970s ... In the United States, CBS started airing the final table of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event as an annual one hour show around this time and later by ESPN ... Orenstein and first used in the Late Night Poker television series ...
Sports Tournaments - Poker Tournaments
... In poker tournaments, as players are eliminated, the number of tables is gradually reduced, with the remaining players redistributed among the remaining tables ... In a "shootout" tournament, players do not change tables until every table has been reduced to one player ...
Sports In Pennsylvania - Poker - Other Poker Games
... Attorney Andy Jarbola was quoted as saying, "it's legal to gather with friends to play poker but it's not legal when the 'house' or an outside party ... have taken place, but until recently, none have changed the status of poker in Pennsylvania ... HB2121 would authorize table games, including poker, in Pennsylvania's recently authorized casinos ...

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