Paf Live Series Structure

Paf Live
Starting stack: 30 000 / 1x Re-Entry 8 levels
Late registration until start of level 9
Level BB Ante Small Blind Big Blind Duration (min)
1   50 100 20
2   75 150 20
3   100 200 20
4 200 100 200 20
    Break   20
5 300 150 300 20
6 400 200 400 20
7 500 250 500 20
8 600 300 600 20
    Break   15
9 800 400 800 20
10 1000 500 1000 20
11 1200 600 1200 20
12 1600 800 1600 20
    Break   15
13 2000 1000 2000 20
14 2400 1200 2400 20
15 3000 1500 3000 20
16 4000 2000 4000 20
    Break   15
17 5000 2500 5000 20
18 6000 3000 6000 20
19 8000 4000 8000 20
20 10000 5000 10000 20
    Break   10
21 12000 6000 12000 20
22 16000 8000 16000 20
23 20000 10000 20000 20
24 24000 12000 24000 20
    Break   10
25 30000 15000 30000 20
26 40000 20000 40000 20
27 50000 25000 50000 20
28 60000 30000 60000 20
    Break   10
29 80000 40000 80000 20
30 100000 50000 100000 20
31 120000 60000 120000 20
32 160000 80000 160000 20
33 200000 100000 200000 20

*Further levels at the tournament director's discretion.

BB Ante

In variants with an ante, instead of each player posting an ante each hand, the player in the Big Blind will post an amount equal to the Big Blind.

For example, with blinds at 500-1,000, the player in the Big Blind will post 1,000 for his/her Big Blind, followed by 1,000 for the Ante. His/Her total contribution to that pot is 2,000. The Ante (1,000) is dead and is immediately brought into the pot. The Big Blind (the other 1,000) is live and is part of the pre-flop betting.

If a player in the tournament does not have the required amount for both the Big Blind and the Ante, the Big Blind will be paid first, followed by the ante.

No matter how many chips a participant starts with he/she can always win the entire ante. For example: the blinds are 4k/8k and the big blind also antes 8k. A participant who is not in the blinds who starts the hand with only 1k gets involved in a three-way pot against the blinds. If that participant wins, he/she wins 11k (his/her own 1k wager, plus 1k from each opponent, plus the 8k ante). In this scenario, 1 chip can win 11 chips.