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Georg

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Redraws, Table balance
« on: January 12, 2010, 07:22:38 PM »
When you break down a table, do you stop the tournament until everybody is at their seats again? My tournaments usually have between 6 and 10 tables. I stop the clock first with 40 players remaining (10 handed tables). Then 30 and 20 and 10.

When do you redraw? I am used to redrawing only the final table. But I have heard of redrawing with 2 or 3 tables left.

If you have two tables remaining and need to move one player, you have to wait until the hand is finished before you take the player. If this takes a few minutes, do you add that time again (like stopping the clock as soon one table is too short to play until they are balanced again).


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Re: Redraws, Table balance
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2010, 12:24:55 PM »
I keep my tourneys running right through until the final table break which is redrawn automatically by the software.  I prefer to keep my tables balanced but if a situation developed where I would be moving more than 5 players at once I would pause the clock for a short period of time.

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Re: Redraws, Table balance
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2010, 01:47:35 PM »
I have never played in an event where the clock was stopped to balance tables or to break tables, EXCEPT when going to a final table and there is a redraw for the button.  Even in the WSOP where there are several thousand players in HUGE facilities, they don't stop the clock to balance or break tables.

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Re: Redraws, Table balance
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2010, 02:21:28 PM »
To elaborate on what Chet said,

I too have never been apart of any event where they stopped the clock to balance tables. Only when redrawing is the clock ever stopped.

When to redraw:

Redraws
Players will have a redraw as determined by the Tournament Director. Generally a redraw will occur either at 1 table out of the money, at 3 tables remaining or when the money is reached.
27 players (Flop), 21 players (Stud), 18 players (6 handed NLH), 15 players (Draw).
There may be a redraw at 2 tables and again lastly at the final table. When the final table is reached there is a redraw for the button.

For the last part of your post:
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If you have two tables remaining and need to move one player, you have to wait until the hand is finished before you take the player. If this takes a few minutes, do you add that time again
No, there is no need to add time to the clock.
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