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Tournaments

Player at Poker.ie Poker Room can enter and play in tournaments. Tournaments will start when the table is full and a winner will be declared when one player has won all the chips. At this time the top three finishers will be paid and the tournament will be closed.

Each Fixed Limit single table tournament generally lasts a little over an hour, No limit single table tournaments typically last between 30 minutes to one hour.

Tournament Rules

  • You can enter any single table tournament by posting the required buy-in and entry fee.
  • All tournaments will start when the table is full: 10 players.
  • Tournaments are played until 1 player has all of the chips.
  • You are eliminated when you lose all of your chips; no re-buys are allowed.
  • There are currently 9 different tournaments with the prizes based on the amount of the buy-in and your placement.

The top 3 finishers get paid according to the following schedule:

Buy-In Players Prize Pool Winner 50% 2nd 30% 3rd 20%
$1,000 + $50 fee 10/8 $10,000/8,000 $5,000/4,000 $3,000/2,400 $2000/1600
$500 + $30 fee 10/8 $5,000/4,000 $2,500/2,000 $1,500/1,200 $1000/800
$200 + $15 fee 10/8 $2,000/1,600 $1,000/800 $600/480 $400/320
$100 + $9 fee 10/8 $1,000/800 $500/400 $300/240 $200/160
$50 + $5 fee 10/8 $500/400 $250/200 $150/120 $100/80
$30 + $3 fee 10/8 $300/240 $150/120 $90/72 $60/48
$20 + $2 fee 10/8 $200/160 $100/80 $60/48 $40/32
$10 + $1 fee 10/8 $100/80 $50/40 $30/24 $20/16
$5 + $1 fee 10/8 $50/40 $25/20 $15/12 $10/8
  • Tournaments are not raked as the entry fee pays for the table time.
  • Poker.ie Poker Room is not a party to any wager and only serve to oversee the event and the wagers that are made by the participants. All prize money distributed is a pool of the buy-in amounts contributed by individual players.
  • Every player will start fixed limit tournaments with 800 tournament chips and No Limit tournaments with $1,500 tournament chips; these chips have no monetary value. The limits, blinds and bets are raised after every 10 hands played as the table shows below.
Level Games Limits Blinds
I 1-10 15/30 10/15
II 11-20 25/50 15/25
III 21-30 50/100 25/50
IV 31-40 100/200 50/100
V 41-50 200/400 100/200
VI 51-60 400/800 200/400
VII 61-70 600/1200 300/600
VIII 71+ 1000/2000 500/1000

The Tournament

  • At the start of the tournament, you are dealt one card face up. The player receiving the highest card by suit (high - low: spades, hearts, diamonds, clubs) will get the dealer button for the first hand.
  • When only 2 players are remaining, the small blind has the button and will act first before the flop.
  • Each betting round will consist of one bet, and up to a maximum of three raises for a total of 4 bets per round.
  • When only two players are remaining in any hand, there is a maximum of five raises for a total of 6 bets per round.
  • If a player who is the small blind is eliminated, the button does not move. This ensures the next player in order does not miss the big blind. If the player who is in big blind position is eliminated, the button moves and one player receives the benefit of not posting the big blind for that round. All players have an equal opportunity to benefit from this scenario.
  • Tournaments are played straight through until one player has all of the chips: No Breaks. If you need to leave the table then check fold/check all and this will fold/check your hands until you return.
  • When you lose all of your chips, you are out of the tournament and placed in the order that you were eliminated. ie. In 10 player tournaments, if you are the 8th player eliminated you finished in 3rd place and will receive your portion of the prize pool.
  • If more than one player is eliminated in the same hand, the player that had the most chips at the start of the hand finishes in the higher placing. If the eliminated players had the same amount of chips at the start of the hand, the players will tie for the position. ie. If two players tie for 2nd place, the prize pool for second and third place are combined, each of the tied players receives 50% of the combined total.
  • Poker.ie Poker Room will not assist players who make deals during tournaments. The tournaments continue until the winner is declared and the payoffs are made according to the laid out structure.
  • No soft playing allowed.All players should be played against with the same intensity; team play may result in being banned from future tournaments.
  • If you lose connection or your computer freezes, and have remaining and also have chips at stake in a hand, you will be declared based on the All-in rules.
  • You must understand the accept risks of Internet disconnections. If you are not connected before a hand starts, you will be dealt cards and then folded automatically. If you are in position to post a blind and are not connected, the blind is posted automatically and your hand is folded. This continues until you re-establish a connection or have run out of chips.
  • Intentionally going is always grounds for dismissal from any tournament and being banned from the Poker.ie Poker Room.
  • In the unlikely event of a server problem/ crash, all tournaments in play are deemed as cancelled. Once the server re-starts, we will refund the full Buy-in and entry fee. As per cash games, Poker.ie Poker Room is not liable in any way for server/communication problems that might affect customer game play.
  • Railbird chat privileges for players watching any of the tournaments will be removed if deemed to be abusive.
  • Management decisions are final.