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Table Games How Does a BLACKJACK TOURNAMENT Work?

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by Pinny Long, Oct 5, 2012.

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  1. Pinny Long

    Pinny Long High-Roller

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    I have an invite to a BJ Tournament.
    How does that even work? Do you get assigned table spots randomly and see how much you can increase your promo chips or something?

    I've done Slot Tournaments before. Those are no-brainers. Tap a button and wait for the boss to write down your number, but the Blackjack thing is a mystery to me.

    If anyone has been in one can you give me the 5 cent tour?
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    yes, you get assigned a table. you have 3-5 competitors at a table. they will play 20 hands or so. you have to finish with the most chips at your table to move to the next round. same thing next round. several rounds of this and you get to the final table. it's about chip management and getting lucky at the right time.
     
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    Strategy a lot different than normal blackjack

    It is a lot more about betting than playing by BJ rules. You also need to be very aware of what others are betting/what their chip stack are.
     
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    Pinny Long High-Roller

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    Great. Thanks! So it's more about rounds of elimination than an accumulative total.

    Very interesting.

    During the rounds do they assign seats randomly and leave you there the whole time, or do they shuffle it up at all. It seems to me that having the last chair on the left (last hand to play) would have the advantage because you can base your betting on what the others have already done.

    I'm going to call the Trop and see if they still have a place for me. It sounds like it could be fun.
     
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    There are different formats.Usually seats are drawn randomly.
    They do not always pick the betting order from first base to third base.
    I've been in a tourney where it went by stack size.I have also been in one where they rotated the order.
     
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    Most tourneys i have played in the rotated the betting order so no advantage on your seating. Main thing like others said is chip management and importantly watch the max bets. For example, if max bet is 300 and there are 2 hands left n u are behind 1000, you are in trouble. Seems like most places do 20-25 hands a round, last rounds can be interesting, have double downed on many a stiff hand in those last rounds, lol
     
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    All the tournaments I have been in assign a random table and random seat. First base/first player moves left on each hand so everyone gets a fair shot at watching others bet. Most REQUIRE you to place bets in order.
     
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