Tournament Rules and Payouts
Tournament prize pools will be paid upon full and final completion of the individual tournament. If a tournament is not completed for any reason, the entry money will be refunded to every participating player and the tournament will be rescheduled.
If for any reason a Player loses his/her connection, play will continue. Blinds and antes will continue to be posted automatically. A Player should log back on as soon as possible to continue play. Players will be blinded/anted out of the tournament if they do not reconnect.
Players MUST accept the risk of disconnection. This can and does occur. (Log back on and continue play as quickly as possible.) At no time will we assume responsibility for disconnected players regardless of cause. If a Player is disconnected during the play of a hand, they will be given a period of time in which to re–connect – about 30 seconds. If the player is not able to do so, their hand is folded unless they are "all in". If you choose to sit out, you are deemed ‘away from the table’ and will still receive cards that will be folded in turn. Blinds will also continue to be taken when appropriate. If you time–out or disconnect, you will be automatically marked ‘away from the table’ until you uncheck the appropriate box and re–join the game.
You can join by clicking the "Scheduled Tournaments" link in the "Choose a Table" tree in the lobby and then by choosing a tournament that is still open for registration. When your chosen tournament starts your table will open automatically. All seats are assigned randomly. Please bear in mind that if you’re already playing in the maximum number of tables allowed you’ll be presented with a dialog box asking you whether you’d like to quit one of the tables so the tournament table launches. You will be marked ‘away from the table’ until you join the tournament table. Blinds increase at regular intervals as the tournament progresses and are termed ‘levels’. Unlike cash games, blinds must be posted and cannot be missed. This is done automatically. To make it fair for everyone a dead button is sometimes used to achieve this.
The software will keep tables balanced in terms of the number of players seated at each; consequently, as players are eliminated, you may be re-seated at a different table. As this is done randomly you may experience it several times during a tournament. As the number of players remaining reduces, the software will close tables in order of the highest available until the final table is reached. Once a player loses all their chips they are automatically removed from the table unless a ‘Rebuy’ facility is available. Rebuy Tournaments provide the facility to purchase a new set of chips for a limited time if you go broke.
|# of Players – % of prize–pool paid out|
|Place Finished||10 – 30||31 – 50||51 – 75||76 – 100||101– 200||201– 300||301– 400||401– 500||501– 750||751– 1000||1001– 1500||1501+|
* Payout structures for specific tournaments may vary – be sure to check the tournament details for the tournament before you register
Sit ‘n’ Go Tournaments
These run on a fill and go basis. As players register the seats fill up and as soon as a table is full the tournament starts. There are no break periods. Tournaments will continue until they are finished. Wide ranges of buy in stakes are offered and these can be seen by clicking the "Sit & Go Tournaments" link in the "Choose a Table" tree in the lobby.
Sit ‘n’ Go Tournaments and Multi Table Tournaments can serve as qualifiers for special tournaments – the qualifiers are called "Satellite Tournaments" and the winner/s wins a seat in the main event.
Players agree that by qualifying for any satellite tournament on paddypowerpoker.com that they undertake to wear branding as supplied by paddypowerpoker.com at this event and to take part in any related promotional activity as stated by paddypowerpoker.com for a period of six months following the event into which the qualification process took place.