Poker: How To Play Multi Table Tournaments
What are Multi Table Tournaments?
Multi Table Tournaments are large-scale poker tournaments which can have a virtualy unlimited number of players. Everyone buys in for the same fee, and all players receive the same number of chips. Participants are split at random across as many tables as necessary, and as players are eliminated, the number of tables slowly shrinks down to one. At this 'final table' the tournament continues until one player has all the chips in play. Players are paid out according to where they finish, not how many chips they have at any given point.
How do I sign up?
Simply find a tournament you would like to play in under the "Scheduled Tournaments" tab; open its lobby and click 'Register'.
When will the game start?
Unlike Sit and Go tournaments which start when a certain number of players have registered, Multi Table Tournaments start at specific times.
Are Multi Table Tournaments a good start for beginners?
Although more complex in strategy and structure than Sit & Go's, Multi Table Tournaments still provide a great place to learn and improve your game. The mix of big prize pools, a longer time spent playing, and a deeper structure all make Multi Table Tournaments one of the best places to take your game to the next level.
What is the Blind Structure?
Just like in Sit and Go's, the blinds steadily rise in Multi Table Tournaments to force the action along. Multi Table Tournaments also usually include an ante at a certain level, increasing the action towards the later stages. The full blind structure is always available in the lobby of that specific tournament, both before it starts and during the game.
What happens if I disconnect?
If you disconnect during a Multi Table Tournament you will immediately sit out. This means that you will still be dealt a hand, only that it will be folded. You will have to continue to pay the blinds and antes as they rotate around the table.
What are the Tournament Fees?
Multi Table Tournaments always include a tournament fee of 10%, so a €10 buy in multi table tournament would have a fee of €1 added to it, and the buy in would be shown as €10+1. Tournament fees are always clearly shown next to the buy in when in the lobby.
What different types of Tournaments are played?
Multi Table Tournaments come in a variety of shapes and forms at Betfair Poker. We have nine handed, six handed, and even heads up Multi Table Tournaments. They also come in a variety of structures, ranging from slower paced, deep stacked events, all the way to action-packed turbos.
What is the payout structure?
Multi Table Tournaments typically pay the top 10% of the field. Most of the money is weighted towards those who make the final table, with the majority going to the top three finishers, of which first place takes the lion's share.