Tourney Tourney Structure

Wick125

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Our group plays a T3000 tourney with 15 minute blinds. We use two decks and a rotating deal. We typically have between 8 and 14 players. Any suggested changes or comments on the structure would help. I gave it a try and ended up with this:

10/20
20/40
40/80 ??? (30/60 better here?)
50/100
75/150
100/200
150/300
200/400
300/600
400/800
500/1000
600/1200
800/1600
1000/2000

Thanks for the help!
 

BGinGA

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With 14 players and T3000 stacks (150bb), your structure will run about 3:30 ending around L14. Blinds increase an average of 45% per level, but actually range from 20% to 100% jumps (not optimum, imo).

i'd recommend using one the structures below, which feature slightly less aggressive and more uniform blind increases (25%-50% increases, 39% average). The first structure uses the same 150bb starting stacks, and will run about 3:45 ending at L15. The second structure starts players with 100bb and should run about 3:30 ending at L14.

Changing the blind level times to 20 minutes for either structure will result in a tournament lasting about 5 hours (plus breaks).


T3000 stacks, 15-minute levels
rd sb bb
L1 10 20
L2 15 30
L3 20 40
L4 30 60
L5 40 80
remove T5 chips
L6 50 100
L7 75 150
L8 100 200
L9 150 300
remove T25 chips
L10 200 400
L11 300 600
L12 400 800
L13 600 1200
L14 800 1600
remove T100 chips
15 1000 2000 **
16 1500 3000
17 2000 4000
18 3000 6000
19 4000 8000
20 5000 10000


T3000 stacks, 15-minute levels
rd sb bb
L1 15 30
L2 20 40
L3 30 60
L4 40 80
remove T5 chips
L5 50 100
L6 75 150
L7 100 200
L8 150 300
remove T25 chips
L9 200 400
L10 300 600
L11 400 800
L12 600 1200
L13 800 1600
remove T100 chips
L14 1000 2000 **
L15 1500 3000
L16 2000 4000
L17 3000 6000
L18 4000 8000
 
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