This is a discussion on Rules Question within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; Had a theoretical rules question I'm just curious about, if anyone knows tourney rules well and can answer:
What happens if a tournament with rebuys "ends"
Had a theoretical rules question I'm just curious about, if anyone knows tourney rules well and can answer:
What happens if a tournament with rebuys "ends" before the rebuy period is up. For instance, everyone in the field goes all in for the first several hands, and then there is one player remaining. Do they just sit there until the rebuy period is up? Are the other players in second, third, fourth place, respectively, unless and until someone buys back in?
Not that I'd expect such a thing to happen, but curious what the procedure would be.
I have never encountered such a thing and I am also curious about what will happen in this case.Probably, until someone registers for the tournament, the time for late registration will not expire yet.although it's hard to say without knowing the layout.
Some tourneys have a caveat that tourney must go to at least level 12 (or something like that) so I would suspect that the lone player would be sitting and waiting until certain period is over or rebuy period ends.
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One thing is re-purchases and another is re-entries and another thing is late registration, I suppose that if there is late registration you have to wait until it ends, but if there is no late registration and all are eliminated, no matter how long the tournament ends.
That would be hilarious if something like that ever happened, but I don't think there is a chance that this would ever happen and the tournament director is the one to make a decision on all situations.
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Interesting question ! But that situation is very very unlikely to happen. In fact, you are assuming that no one of the losing players rebuys and no new players register. The odds of that are very slim. But if that ever happens, the tournament director would be the one to decide.