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Hey everyone.
So my group has decided that every 2 weeks we'll play a different style of Hold em tournament.
We've decided to forego our old league/points/final game format.


This weekend we played a standard tournament with no rebuys.

Next game will be standard tournament with rebuys. Getting crazy isn't it? :eek:

But after that we'd like to try the following:

-knockout format
-bounty tourney
-ante tourney

My question to you: are there any other fun formats for us to try?
Including other types of poker.
Pot limit omaha tourney etc.


We play a 1 table, 10 person game for $30 buy-in. But if you have any ideas that are more fun at 2 or 3 tables please share as well, as we are actually a few groups of players that sometimes get together for multi table tourneys.

I think I already know where this thread is headed, lol.
To start off I don't think my group is ready yet for more than 2 types of poker in the same tournament.

Thanks for any ideas you can share. :)
 

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Tag team?
Super bounty?
Short handed/6 max?
Shootout? (Unlikely with one table)
Heads up?
Turbos?
 
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How does that work in a live game?
I've done progressive bounty tournaments with $20 bounties. Players start with four $5 cash chips as their bounties. Each time you knock a player out, you pocket half their bounty (rounding up) and add the other half to your bounty.

I think I saw that Caesars has run some with a $50 bounty using $25 chips.
 

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Oh man these are some great suggestions. I'm reading up on the ones I'm not familiar with. Very interesting. Thanks so much!
Will get most of these in our rotation. And then try and sell them on the others lol.
 

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I've done progressive bounty tournaments with $20 bounties. Players start with four $5 cash chips as their bounties. Each time you knock a player out, you pocket half their bounty (rounding up) and add the other half to your bounty.

I think I saw that Caesars has run some with a $50 bounty using $25 chips.
Hmmm... finally a potential use for my snappers!
 

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We had five players that stayed to the end of my last Holdem game, and we played pot limit Omaha. It’s funny watching people’s heads explode with the slight variation.
 

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I've done progressive bounty tournaments with $20 bounties. Players start with four $5 cash chips as their bounties. Each time you knock a player out, you pocket half their bounty (rounding up) and add the other half to your bounty.

I think I saw that Caesars has run some with a $50 bounty using $25 chips.
I have been already contemplating a Jan PKO tournament in Jan of next year, what I would love to know is when you get their chips for the bounty, how do you distinguish what you keep and whats on your head. Its the same type of chip right? If they are all 5 dollar chips do you pocket the one half and keep the head bounty on table?
 
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Yes, your current live bounty chips should always be out in front of your chip stack. In my example if you knock the first person out of the tournament, you pocket $10 (that’s instant winnings). Then you place the other two $5 chips on top of your starting 4, making your own bounty now $30 (six chips).

if later you knock someone out with a $65 bounty, you pocket (cash) $35 and add the other $30 to your own bounty, now raising it to $60.
 

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Yes, your current live bounty should always be out in front of your chip stack. In my example if you knock the first person out of the tournament, you pocket $10 (that’s instant winnings). Then you place the other two $5 chips on top of your starting 4, making your own bounty now $30.

if later you knock someone out with a $65 bounty, you pocket (cash) $35 and and the other $30 to your own bounty, now raising it to $60.
Awesome, can you answer one more thing for me. As far as the structure would a normal 10k starting stack play good, or did they have special format for amount of chips, more, less, etc.
 

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We play something different for every game in our league. Usually it's a T5k.

New Start NLHE, T5K
Pineapple T10K
WSOP ME Stack T30K
Bounties T5K
Limit Hold'Em T10K
Heads Up T3K, Double elimination bracket style
Show Me T5K NLHE with a "show me" chip
Rebuy & Add on T5K, free rebuy & add on included
Pot Limit Omaha T10K
Antes only T5K, no blinds, just antes
Texas Shootout T5K, 4 tables, top 2 from each table advances to final table
Multi-life - needs a fair bit of explaining, but essentially 3 short rounds of T3k, one final round of T10k with cummulative chips from first 3 rounds added on.
CHOP T10K, Crazy pineapple, Holdem, Omaha, Pineapple.
Invite A Friend NLHE T5K
Finale! Starting stack based on points and attending of the year, NLHE
 

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How does that work in a live game?
I've played at a home game that used 2 chips per player for bounties. If you bust someone you immediately cash in one chip for real cash and pocket it. Other chip is added to your bounty.
I have been already contemplating a Jan PKO tournament in Jan of next year, what I would love to know is when you get their chips for the bounty, how do you distinguish what you keep and whats on your head. Its the same type of chip right? If they are all 5 dollar chips do you pocket the one half and keep the head bounty on table?
You can also cash out win bounties right away instead of pocketing them.
 

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my group has decided that every 2 weeks we'll play a different style of Hold em tournament.

This weekend we played a standard tournament with no rebuys.

Next game will be standard tournament with rebuys. Getting crazy isn't it? :eek:

But after that we'd like to try the following:

-knockout format
-bounty tourney
-ante tourney
2-card Hold'em tournament options:
  • Freeze-out tournament
  • Re-buy tournament (single or multiple re-buys allowed)
  • Knock-out tournament (added bounties for knockouts)
  • Bounty tournament (no prize $$, just bounties for cash prizes)
  • Antes-only tournament (no blinds, antes only)
plus 3-card Hold'em variants:
  • Pineapple (discard 1 before flop)
  • Crazy Pineapple (discard 1 after flop)
  • Tahoe, or Lazy Pineapple (keep all three, but can only play 0, 1, or 2)
  • Super-Hold'em (keep all three, can play 0, 1, 2, or all 3)
  • Three-card Omaha (three hole cards, must use exactly two)
There is also two-hand hold'em -- 4 hole cards, split into two hands during pre-flop action. Some variations discard one hand after the flop, others allow both to play at showdown. Some play it as high/low split pot.
 

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Antes-only tournament (no blinds, antes only)
What would the tournament structure look like for this? How do you estimate when the tournament will end?

In the few 7CS tourneys I’ve run when it gets short handed/heads up there is so little in antes going in that it doesn’t drive the action and the games drag on.
 

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What would the tournament structure look like for this? How do you estimate when the tournament will end?

In the few 7CS tourneys I’ve run when it gets short handed/heads up there is so little in antes going in that it doesn’t drive the action and the games drag on.
It actually runs pretty much like a standard blinds tournament, both in action and duration. There is a minimum bet amount for each level, so there is no checking pre-flop or limping in for minuscule amounts.
 

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You can also throw in a
Win the Button Tourney,
Big Blind Ante Tourney,
 

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My players are mainly NLHE players and eventually PLO players.
My plan would be to run 5 (or 5 x 2) low buyin tournaments to educate them in the following games :
- Limit HE
- Limit Omaha-8
- Limit Stud
- Limit Razz
- Limit Stud-8

And then finish the series with a bigger buyin HORSE tournament.
 
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