Poker Rebuys in Tournaments
In the last of the series, this lesson is about Poker Rebuys in
Tournaments at Learn Poker
many poker tournaments, and in every tournament on demand, if you lose
all your tournament chips, you are truly finished. The site reveals
your finishing rank at the exact moment you bust out.
When you are playing at a 200-player tournament and 40 people kicked in
front of you before you are evicted, you finish 160th.But not all
tournaments are run this way.
the particular event known as the poker rebuy tournament where for a
determined period of time (usually the early hours of the poker
tournament), you have an opportunity to rebuy and rejoin the tournament
if you are under the initial buy-in stack amount all the way down to
the bust-out status.
To rebuy and rejoin, just click on the
cashier button at the site interface. If your site does not use the
cashier button, you can usually click the chip rack found on
table. If you rebuy, you generally don’t need to pay a
registration fee. But if the poker rebuy time limit runs out, you are
not allowed to take this option and busting out of the tournament
permanently eliminates you.
Tournaments with poker rebuys will be
specially marked on the site’s home screen with phrasing like “$17 +
Rebuys” or “$15 R.” The lobby provides all necessary details on the
rebuy stipulations and rules.
Poker Rebuy tourneys are commonly used
in large betting poker games (pot-limit and no-limit) and are
uncommon in fixed-limit due to the fact that one or a couple of
cataclysmic hands at a large betting poker game can quickly wipe you
The betting ramps gradually in fixed-limit games as you lose
your chips slowly, so you likely don’t see add-ons
Poker Rebuy tournaments often give you the opportunity of
an add-on; another method to buy more chips regardless how many you
have. The add-on usually comes at a reasonable bargain rate if compared
to the early buying. This option is always offered at the
break--typically one hour after the start of tournament.
Example of pot-limit Omaha Poker Rebuy Tournament:
buy in at $15 pot-limit Omaha poker tournament. To play, you pay the
$15 entry fee and $2 registration fee. The poker site automatically
gives you to an open seat with 1,300 in tournament chips. You are not
lucky with your very first hand and drop to 1,250 in tournament
chips. At this moment, you might click the chip rack of the
site interface, and for another $15 (no registration fee this time),
receive 1,300 more in tournament chips for a total of 2,550. You are
not allowed to rebuy until your chips count gets below 1,300 again.
unlucky hands later, you are busted to zero chips. The site will then
prompt you: “Do you wish to rebuy 1,300 chips for another $15?” If you
agree, the site takes off $15 from your account balance without
registration fee and the site hands you 1,300 chips.
disagree or ignore the notification and are timed out, the poker site
automatically kicks you from your current seat and does not allow you
to rejoin to the tourney. Some poker site may give you the chance of
poker rebuys only within the first hour after signing out.
friend of yours makes it the whole way to the first break. When he
clicks the chip rack, he receives an attractive offer from the site for
an opportunity, during the break only, to purchase an additional 2,000
chips for $15, no registration fee required.
you only get poker rebuys as a feature of big, scheduled poker
tournaments. Add-ons are usually offered in tournaments that also have
You should certainly find out if a tournament allows
add-ons and poker rebuys before you sign up in the tournament. Examine
the tournament main screen where you register, since the difference may
have a telling impact on the actual costs to compete effectively.
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