What is a tournament?

What is a Poker Tournament?

Online poker tournaments are friendly competitions involving 10 to 1000+ players, all of whom start playing at the same time (at one or more tables) until one person — the winner — remains. All players start with the same amount of chips, called “tournament chips”, used during the course of each poker tournament. As time progresses, the stakes rise, making it more and more difficult to stay in the game.

Players who fall behind will ultimately “bust out” (lose all their chips) and be removed from the table. Games are typically played until only one person remains. Players are awarded prize money based on their finishing position in the group.