Posted 2/7/11 : Give yourself multiple chances to make a big tournament score with Multi-Entry Tournaments, a unique tournament format exclusive to Full Tilt Poker.
Multi-Entry Tournaments allow you to register for the same tournament numerous times, meaning you can “multi-table” a single tournament!
Each of your entries in a Multi-Entry Tournament will have its own chip stack and be dealt its own hand. You can register multiple entries at the same time, or use additional entries as a “second chance” if your first entry is eliminated from the tournament in the early stages of play.
Your entries will always be seated at different tables, and if you have more entries than there are tables left in the tournament, two of your entries will be “merged” into one.
Multi-Entry Tournaments are available in a variety of different tournament formats, including Rush Poker, Knockout and Rebuy variants.
While at the table, you can check the status of any of your entries by clicking the Tourney Info button:
Because two of your entries cannot be seated at the same table, if you have more entries than there are tables left in the tournament, two of your entries will merge together. When an entry merger takes place, whichever entry is being moved from a broken table will be merged with your entry that has the smallest stack.
For example, say you have three entries and there are three tables left in a Multi-Entry Tournament. One table breaks, so your entry from that table will merge with your entry with the smallest stack and the chips for both of those entries will be combined into one stack.
Your avatar will flash “MERGE” to let you know when an entry merger takes place:
What is a Multi-Entry Tournament?
Unlike standard tournaments where you can only register once, Multi-Entry Tournaments allow you to register numerous times and play at multiple tables in the same tournament.
Is there a maximum number of entries per tournament?
Yes. Each Multi-Entry Tournament has a maximum number of entries per player. This number will vary for each tournament, and you’ll never be able to register more entries than there are tables available in the tournament.
Can I register more than one entry at a time?
Yes. You can select your number of entries for the tournament on the buy-in screen when you register.
Can I register a new entry for a tournament after a previous entry is eliminated?
Yes. Provided Late Registration is still available and you haven’t reached your entries limit, you’ll be able to register a new entry even after one of your previous entries has been eliminated from the tournament.
Does each entry count towards my table limit?
Yes. As with Matrix tournaments or Rush Poker ring games, each entry in a Multi-Entry Tournament will count toward your maximum table limit at Full Tilt Poker.
How do I track my entries?
While at the table, you can click the Tourney Info button to display where each of your entries stands. You can also track your entries in the tournament lobby by checking the “Show My Entrants” box above the player list.
Can my entries ever be at the same table together?
No. To ensure the fairness and integrity of these tournaments, your entries will never be seated at the same table. When you have more entries than there are tables left in a Multi-Entry Tournament, two of your entries will “merge” and their chip stacks will be combined.
How do “entry mergers” work?
When you have more entries than there are tables left in a tournament, two of your entries will be merged together and their chip stacks combined. The entry from the table that is being broken (the “merged entry”) will merge with your entry which has the smallest the chip stack (the “target entry”).
Please note that if the “target entry” is still involved in a hand when a stack merger is about to take place, the chip stacks for the two entries will not be combined until the current hand has finished.
When do “entry mergers” take place?
In non-Rush Poker Multi-Entry Tournaments, entry mergers will take place when your number of entries exceeds the number of tables left in the tournament. For example, if you have 15 entries on 15 different tables and one table breaks, two of your entries will be merged.
In Rush Poker Multi-Entry Tournaments, entry mergers will take place when the tournament field reaches a certain threshold. For example, in a nine-handed Rush Poker Multi-Entry Tournament that reaches the 90-player threshold, anyone with 11 entries will be merged to 10 entries. At the 81-player threshold, anyone with 10 entries will be merged to 9 entries, and so on.
The same goes for six-handed Rush Poker Multi-Entry Tournaments. At the 90-player threshold, anyone with 16 entries will be merged to 15 entries. At the 84-player threshold, anyone with 15 entries will be merged to 14 entries, and so on.
How are the finishing positions determined for “merged entries”?
When two of your entries are merged, the “merged entry” from the broken table is considered to be eliminated from the tournament. For example, if there are 18 entrants remaining after your entries have merged, your “merged entry” officially finishes the tournament in 19th place.
When a threshold is reached in a Rush Poker Multi-Entry Tournament, all “merged entries” at that threshold finish in the same position for the tournament. For example, when the 90-player threshold is reached, all “merged entries” finish tied for 91st place.
Can more than one entry make the money?
Yes. It is possible for more than one of your entries to “make the money” and finish in a paid position, provided the tournament pays out more than the final table.
For example, say you have two entries remaining on two tables in a nine-handed tournament that pays the top 18 finishers. The final table is reached and your two entries are merged. The “merged entry” will be considered to have finished in 9th place for that tournament and receive the payout amount for that position.
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