Rebuy in Re-entry Tournament

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michaelmlevin
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Rebuy in Re-entry Tournament

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I tried to reproduce a very popular tournament from one of the local casinos: 25,000 chips for an initial buy in of $60 with a single rebuy of 25,000 chips for an additional $40. I tried to set up the tournament and was brought back to reality when I tried to save the tournament by an error message telling me that the rebuys field has to be 0 when Re-entry is enabled.

My Wish: Allow rebuys (and add-ons) on re-entry tournaments.
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Re: Rebuy in Re-entry Tournament

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Re-entry tournaments can have bounties but rebuy tournaments cannot so they are never mixed together on Poker Mavens. Why not just allow multiple rebuys?
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Re: Rebuy in Re-entry Tournament

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I understand why re-entry tournaments can have bounties while rebuy tournaments cannot. In a rebuy, you are still in the same seat and you are one player while with re-entry, you're essentially a new player. That's very different from what I'm asking. You can still lock out bounties if rebuys are enabled, but there's no similar reason to lockout rebuys in a re-entry tournament.

The reason that this live tournament was so popular is that you pay the "big" buyin and get 25,000 chips, but can get an optional ADDITIONAL 25,000 if you want to pay a little more. So the "price" of the tournament is lower but, if you want more chips, you can get them. There is no way to reproduce this scenario with multiple rebuys.

Is there a coding complication to allow rebuys in a re-entry tournament? Or is it simply locked out? If the former, then I get the reason for not going to the trouble. If if it's the latter, would you please consider allowing it????
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Re: Rebuy in Re-entry Tournament

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michaelmlevin wrote: Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:00 pm The reason that this live tournament was so popular is that you pay the "big" buyin and get 25,000 chips, but can get an optional ADDITIONAL 25,000 if you want to pay a little more.
You can still do that. You just can't make it a re-entry tournament.
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Re: Rebuy in Re-entry Tournament

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Can you have an add-on in a re-entry tournament?
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Re: Rebuy in Re-entry Tournament

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michaelmlevin wrote: Tue May 24, 2022 5:26 pm Can you have an add-on in a re-entry tournament?
Yes, since an add-on cannot be used to save yourself from a bust out. Set "Add-on chips" and "Rebuy levels" to non-zero numbers. Rebuy levels just specifies the timing of the add-on but "Maximum rebuys" has to be 0.
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