Tournaments
Server Interface

A tournament is a single or multi-table poker game that starts when all players are seated and ends when there is only 1 player remaining with all of the chips. Tournaments have a fixed buy-in amount which is deducted from the player's account balance when they register for the tournament. Each player gets the same number of starting chips and that amount is not necessarily equal to the buy-in amount. Prizes are awarded in chips credited back to their account. The total prizepool is the sum of all the buy-ins. The payout structure can be customized as you wish with specific percentages of the prizepool going to specific finishing places. For a single table tournament, the default payout structure is as follows:

The Tournaments tab contains a list of tournaments that are available on your poker site. A toolbar of commands just above the list is used to manage the tournament properties as described below. There is no limit to the number of tournaments that you can add to the list. However, only one table (ring game or tournament, but not both) can be put online at any given time in the Lite and Trial versions of Poker Mavens. To run multiple tables simultaneously, you must use Poker Mavens Pro or Gold.

Toolbar Commands

View - Click the View button (or double click a game in the list) to view the leaderboard and waiting list for the selected tournament. You can also manually unregister individual players prior to the tournament start and remove all "no-show" players after the tournament starts. In both cases, the buy-in/entry fee is removed from the prizepool and added back to the player accounts.

A no-show player will have an asterisk after their name in the player list, indicating that they never clicked their Ready button. No-shows can be removed up to the point of payout distribution. All chips in their stack are removed and the payout schedule is recalculated as if those players never registered. The chips bled off when posting blinds remain in the tournament, however.

Add - Click the Add button on the toolbar to add a new tournament to your site. An input form will be displayed as shown below. Click in any field and a description of that property will be displayed in the yellow box.

Tournament Properties

Clone - Click the Clone button on the toolbar to add a new tournament to your site and initialize its settings using the settings of an existing tournament, selected in the list.

Edit - Click this button on the toolbar to edit the properties of the selected tournament. If the game server is running and the selected tournament is currently online, the Ok button on the input dialog will be disabled. You must first take the tournament offline to edit any of its properties. Beginning with version 6, you can now edit multiple tournaments at the same time. Select them individually using Ctrl-click or in a block with Shift-click. Then click the Edit button. Fields not modified will keep their original values.

Delete - Click the Delete button to delete the selected tournaments from your site. You cannot delete tournaments that are currently online.

Import - Click the Import button to add tournaments previously saved to a file with the Export button. The import function will not overwrite any existing tournaments with the same name.

Export - Click the Export button to save the selected tournaments to a file in JSON format. This function can be used for backup purposes or to transfer to another server.

Message - Click the Message button to send a short popup message to all players seated at the selected tournaments.

Action - Click the Action button on the toolbar to display a menu with these commands affecting the selected tournaments:

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