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Tournament Payout Places -- home poker tournaments

Discussion in 'Tournament Structures' started by TexRex, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. TexRex

    TexRex Well-Known Member

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    I’d like to know the following:

    1 -- Payout schedules for various tournaments. Is it determined by percentages or amounts?

    2 -- Opinion about payouts for this scenario --
    • $30 buy-in
    • No re-buys
    • Players range from 8-30 but average 13-14
    • All money paid in is paid out as prize money
    • 10 players per table, but would you change it if it was 8 (up to 32 players) or 9 (up to 27 players) per table.
    3 -- Do y’all do 8, 9, or 10 to a table? Does it change for the final table?

    4 -- Does the number of payout places vary with a recreational game vs. a serious game for a home poker tournament?

    Our current structure -- 10 to a table
    8-9 -- 3 places
    10-14 -- 4 places
    15-20 -- 5 places
    21-27 -- 6 places
    28-30 -- 7 places

    I’m asking because a player has suggested a very different payout schedule – more based on the # of tables. I’d like to know what others are doing to compare to what our group is doing.

    I appreciate any feedback!
     
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  2. redneckpkrplr

    redneckpkrplr Well-Known Member

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    There are many way to run a tournament I’ve played in a 40 man with 5 alternates that only payed 5 places usually the bubble got payed but not all the time. So it is what fits your group. If the pay jump Is higher there is something to play for
     
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  3. Jimulacrum

    Jimulacrum Well-Known Member

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    Your payout depths look fine. You're always paying somewhere between 1/5 and 1/3 of the field.

    Generally, with a more recreational crowd, you'll want to pay out a little deeper so the money gets spread around a lot—especially if you have a couple serious players who win a lot. You may also want to make the payouts flatter for that crowd. With a more serious crowd, you can make it a bit more top-heavy (and/or steeper), so the game is more competitive.

    In either case, having it all pre-arranged like you do is best, so the decision figures itself out each time instead of you having to make judgment calls.
     
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  4. TexRex

    TexRex Well-Known Member

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    Thanks -- I just checked this today in a while because I'd had no responses. Ours is definitely a rec group.
     
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