If you are new to Poker Tournament play, then you may want to get familiar with the basics. Don't forget that, as with our Ring games (or Money games), you can play with fun chips only without risking real money before becoming a tournament ace at the tables.
Sit and Go
These are single table tournaments where the participants around the table are the only players in the contest. The prize structure is almost always 50% for the winner, 30% for finishing second and 20% for finishing third.
This is the cost of entering a poker tournament. For instance, a €20 + €2 tournament will cost €22 in total. €20 goes to the prize fund, all of which is distributed to the winner(s), whilst the $2 entry fee is the charge levied by the House.
Single Table Tournament
Single Table Tournaments are the same as Sit and Go's. You can play all the different varieties of Poker in all the different betting formats at the SetantaBet Poker Room. Our range of single table tournament buy-ins suits all pockets with entry as low as €0.75 + €0.25 right up to €200 + €10.
Multi Table Tournament
Multi Table Tournaments are more exotic than Sit and Go. With more players taking part, the prize is much harder to win. It's not unusual to see a multi table tourney have as many as 10,000 players entered. However, 200 players is more common with prize money going down to 20th place. The objective of the multi table tournament player is to fight their way on to the last remaining table as opponents gets knocked out, in the same way as they do in single table games. As the number of players left at a table reduces, players are moved to other tables where the same thing happens until all that remains is one table. The winner comes from these remaining 10 players.
We have daily Freerolls at SetantaBet Poker. Freerolls are great fun as they are multi table tournaments with no entry fee, but still usually have a Guaranteed Pot of $1000. In most cases there will be a qualification requirement of each player having played a number of hands for real money elsewhere within the SetantaBet Poker Room.
Through our network partner, Microgaming Poker, SetantaBet Poker offers exciting Satellite tournaments including entry into contests such as the Grand Prix de Paris and the Monte Carlo Millions.
Heads Up describes just two players competing against each other at the table. A Heads Up tournament is real knockout contest. As one player beats their opponent they move on to the next table until it's just the two last players standing who fight out one last Heads Up match to find the winner.
Freeze Out and Re-Buys
Freeze Outs are simply tournaments where players are allowed to buy-in just the once, at the start of the game, as opposed to Re-buy tournaments, where you can buy in again on one or more occasions when your chips balance reaches your starting stack or less.
Add ons are where players get the opportunity to pay a further entry fee for a tournament in which they are playing. Unlike a re-buy-in, which can take place a number of times, but only when you have a specific amount of chips. An Add on is permitted just once and does not depend on you having no chips left.
Guaranteed Prize Pools
Prize funds are often made up of the buy-ins paid by the participating players in any given tournament. On occasion, the SetantaBet Poker Room and our network partner Microgaming Poker, offer Guaranteed Prize Pools whereby the winners are assured a large prize irrespective of the level of funding from the players.