An additional buy-in in poker tournaments is called a re-buy – in English Re-buy. This will indicate an additional purchase of gambling chips, most often in the amount of the initial stack (the same number of chips as was given to the player who paid the buy-in). A re-buy is made if the player has less chips in the bank, less than at the beginning of the game, or if he loses. The Re-buy cost is the same as the buy-in cost.
This is not a common phenomenon, but in some poker tournaments, players have the option to re-buy twice or three times. There is also a time limit – a participant will be able to use the re-buy in the first half hour or hour of the tournament, and the next flight will be final. Other dates may be specified, for example – before the final of the second round or within two hours of the event.
As mentioned above, not every tournament is allowed to re-buy. Players in poker rooms are familiar with the letter “R” in the lobby – this indicates the possibility of an additional buy-in – for example, “$ 100 + R” tells the player that he can re-buy the original stack for an additional hundred dollars or others conventional units.
Summing up a kind of result, we can draw the following conclusions – buy-in is a cash contribution or, in simple words, a fee for entering the tournament. It is formed from two main parts – the body of the contribution and the interest for the organizers. By paying the buy-in, you buy yourself chips with which you will make all further bets during the game.
World Series of Poker The WSOP is the world’s most prestigious poker tournament. The first time was held in Las Vegas and is now held there every year. The number of participants in the first series – only seven invited players, so we can say that the event was in the SNT format – in one table and IPT – only invited persons participated, but the divisions took place much later.
At the beginning of the nineties, there were already a little more than 50 players in the tournament. The organizers decided to increase the scope and made the Series open – now this format is called OPT. And by 1987 there were already 2.1 thousand participants, and in 2006 – almost nine thousand people.
It should be noted that in 1970, at the first WSOP tournament, the winner was chosen by voting members of the jury or commission. As we know, today everything has changed – and the leader gets a well-deserved victory on his own.
Changes, or better to say additions, began literally immediately. In 1973, five-card stud poker was added to the competition. Three years later, in 1976, the first WSOP gold bracelet appears. Later – in 2007, the festival was replenished with 55 disciplines! But the lion’s share goes to Texas Hold’em – Texas hold’em Poker.
The traditional time for the World Series of Poker is summer, most commonly June or July.
In 2007, another rather significant event takes place – the WSOP series acquires a European relative. The WSOPE, or the World Series of Poker Europe, appears – the World Series of Poker in Europe.
The first participants, and there were 362 of them, were hosted by a London casino and a woman appeared, although not – a very young girl … The winner was then Annette Obrestad. Exactly one million euros went to a poker player from Norway, we note that due to her young age (Annette was born in 1988), she was able to take part in the WSOP only in 2010.