Tournaments Types

Sit & Go

These tournaments do not have a specific start time. They begin when the required number of players registers. A Sit & Go at PokerNuts can have anywhere between 2 and 12 players. You can locate a Sit & Go under the “Sit & Go Tournaments” tab in the tournament section of this website.

Re-buy Tournaments

Unlike a Freeze-Out tournament in which you are eliminated once you’ve lost your chips, a Re-buy tournament allows you the opportunity to purchase more chips for an allotted time. This allows for more excitement and bigger prize pools.

There is generally a re-buy period for the first hour of the tournament although it may vary. Players may re-buy chips should they have lost all their chips or have less than they did when the tournament originally started. Eligibility of re-buys may vary depending on the tournament. Re-buy tournaments typically have an add-on period at the end of the rebuy stage. Although this may vary, players may usually add on for the same amount of chips they started with. Generally add-ons are offered to everybody regardless of size of stack. Once the add-on period is over players can no longer buy-in or re-buy into the event.

The final prize pool will remain undetermined until all re-buy and add-ons are complete. Please read the re-buy rules of the tournament in the “Tournament Lobby” before playing as rules may vary depending on the tournament.

Final Table Experience

The final table experience gives our players the opportunity to learn to play with a huge stack at a final table. Each of the 9 players in the tournament starts with a 1,000,000 starting chips. Prices for the tournament begin at just 0.99 cents and the top 3 players of each tournament are paid. You can find the “final table experience” tournaments under the “Sit & Go Tournaments” tab in the tournaments section.

Bounty Tournaments

The aim of the game is to knock out a designated Bounty. The player knocking the Bounty out will be given a special cash prize for the elimination. It is not necessary to cash in the tournament to be rewarded. The amount of the bounty may range and will be announced prior to the tournament in the Tournament Lobby. Our Bounty tournaments run daily and can be found in the “Tournament” section of this website.

Sit & Go Satellite Tournaments

Got your eye on a bigger prize? Sit ‘n Go Satellite Tournaments are just like Sit ‘n Go tournaments. Except instead of a cash prize pool, the prize offered is a seat in a larger, specified multi-table tournament. PokerNuts offers Sit ‘n Go Satellites to a number of big weekly guaranteed tournaments.

Multi Table Tournaments

PokerNuts offers a ton of big guaranteed prize pool tournaments including a massive $50,000 guaranteed prize pool that runs every Sunday night!

Featuring up to 4,000 online Poker players, our “Multi-Table” tournaments are just like bricks-and-mortar tournaments featuring huge numbers of players competing for massive prize pools.

Every Multi-Table tournament begins at a specified date and time. Players are encouraged to register for tournaments in advance however, some tournaments offer late registration allowing players to sit down and play up to an hour after the tournament has begun.
To register for these online Poker tournaments, you must pay your buy-in plus the registration fee. A $10 No Limit tournament would actually cost $11. The buy-in would be $10+1 ($10 for the prize pool and $1 for the entry fee). This practice is standard in all online poker rooms and bricks-and-mortar casinos.

Once the buy-in has been paid, you’ll be taken to your table and receive your starting chips. All players will start the tournament with an equal number of chips. With a maximum of 10 players per table, registered players will be randomly seated. As players get knocked out, tables are closed and players are moved to other tables to ensure tables remain balanced.

If you’re only accustomed to playing cash games in which players can come and go as they please, you’re going to love Multi-Table tournaments. Remember the buy-in fee you paid prior to taking your seat? Well that buy-in is thrown in a giant prize pool with the buy-ins from every other player. At the end of the online Poker tournament, a specified number of players will share that prize pool based on how they finish. While a range of factors determines how much money can be won, here’s a classic example of a $10 No Limit Hold’em tournament:

If 450 players enter the tourney, a total prize pool of $4,500 will be available. Using our standard payout schedule, the winner will earn $1,350 and the second place finisher will earn $585, and so on. Not bad for an $11 investment.

PokerNuts offers you a number of online Poker Multi-Table tournaments every single day. It takes is as little as 25 cents to get into one so grab a seat and make some serious cash.

Re-entry Tournaments

PokerNuts has now created away to increase prize pools, action, and give you multiple chances to win every tournament!

Introducing Re-Entry Tournaments, a new type of tournament that lets you re-register for the same tournament after you’ve busted out for another chance at taking down the event.

The revolutionary tournament feature allows dedicated tournament players to put in more volume, and it offers the recipient of a bad beat to brush it off and get back to playing strong.

The Re-Entry Tournament allows players who get eliminated from the tournament to buy back as a new player while late registration is still open.

Players can re-enter as many times as they like into a tournament, so long as the tournament is still in Late Registration. Players will be able to re-enter for the same cost as the initial buy-in (with the exception of re-entry freerolls).

It’s important to mention that with this feature available in all Freeze out Tournaments and the tournament schedule allowing 3 to 4 Freeze Out tournaments per hour, the tournament volume will dramatically increase, thanks to the larger number of entrants in each tourney, making prize pools significantly bigger.

How it works

When you get knocked out of a tourney, a window will display giving you your placement in the tournament and the option to re-enter the tournament. At this point you have two options:

  •    Leave the tourney: this option will close the window and you will be able to register for another tournament or ring game.
  •    Re-Enter: As soon as you click this option, the Buy-in amount will be debited from your account, and you’ll be seated at a brand new table with a brand new starting chip stack giving a fresh start!

Please keep in mind that you can re-enter a tournament as many times as you like, as long as the tournament is still within the late registration period, and as long as you’ve busted out of the tournament.

Re-Entry Tournament

types Currently four types of tournaments are available with this new feature at PokerNuts

  •  Re-entry Freerolls: The Re-entry Freerolls use a special freebuy format. The Buy-in for these tournaments is free; however you will be able to re-entry, as many times as you want, during Late Registration for a small real money amount. The prize pool will increase after the original Prize amount is covered.
  •  Re-Entry Satellites: in these tournaments you will be able to buy back into the tournament for the same Buy-in amount, boosting the prize pool each time and giving you more chances to advance to the next round.
  •  Re-Entry Guarantees: this feature is available in Guaranteed Tournaments that only pay the final table. You can re-entry, as many times as you want, during Late Registration, and once there are more entrants than necessary to meet the guaranteed prize pool amount, and then the prize pool will be even bigger than what the guarantee is set at.
  • Re-Entry Freezeout: this feature is available in all of our Freezeout Tournaments. You can re-entry, as many times as you want, during Late Registration, the end result will be bigger fields and bigger prize pools. Players can keep playing like in a traditional freezeout due to the fact that if you take a player out of the tourney, he will be gone from your table and it will be unlikely to meet him again until much deeper in the tournament.

How to Play Re-Entry Tournaments

  1. Locate the tourney you want to take down, register for it.
  2. Play like a champion, just like you would in any tournament.
  3. If you bust out during the registration period, you’ll be asked if you’d like to re-enter the tourney. If you choose yes, the Buy-in amount will be debited from your account and you’ll be seated at a new table in the exact same tournament. *Players cannot use Tournament Dollars to re-enter a tournament.



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