Poker: How To Play Sit and Go Tournaments

What are Sit and Go's?

Sit and Go's are small, single table tournaments, that run constantly at Betfair Poker. All players buy in for the same amount and are then given an equal amount of chips. Play continues until only one player remains. Players are paid out on where they finish, not on the amount of chips they have at any given point.

How do I sign up?

To sign up to a Sit and Go you simply open up the Sit and Go lobby, find the stake and table size you want to play for, and click register.

When will the game start?

Sit and Go's start the minute that they are full of players. This means that the tournaments typically start very soon after you register, as the small and quick format means that players tend to sign up very quickly.

Are Sit and Go Tournaments a good starting point for beginners?

Sit and Go's are one of the best ways to learn to play poker. They offer a large number of hands; very small, set buy ins; and a large percentage of the field being paid (typically around a third of the field get something in a Sit and Go). Most of the top online players started out on Sit and Go's, and they are a great way to learn the basics of poker.

What is the Blind Structure?

Depending on whether you play regular format or turbo format Sit and Go's, the exact timing of the blind rises will differ slightly. All Sit and Go's have a constant rising of blinds to force the action; and the exact blind structure of any of our tournaments is always available in the tournament lobby, both before and during the tournament.

What happens if I disconnect?

If you disconnect during a Sit and Go you will immediately sit out. This means that you will still be dealt a hand, only that it will be folded. You will have to continue to pay the blinds as they rotate around the table.

What are the Tournament Fees?

Depending on the exact structure of the tournament, Betfair takes a small fee for running and hosting the tournament, typically between 5% and 10% of the buy in. For example, a €10, nine-man Sit and Go will have a tournament fee of €1, and be displayed as €10+1 in the lobby. Tournament fees are clearly shown next to the buy in when you're in the lobby.

What different types of Tournaments are played?

We offer heads up, six man, and nine man Sit and Go's. All are types of our Sit and Go tournaments, and are clearly displayed in the Sit and Go lobby.

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