POKERSTARS LIVE - STRUCTURES

Payout Structure

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Tournament Structures

Please see below for PokerStars Live tournament structures. Most events will follow the structures below.

Main Event Structure

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Please see below for a PokerStars Live Main Event tournament structure. Most Main Events will follow the structure below.

Players start with 30,000 in chips with levels at 75 minutes from Level 1 to Level 14 and 90 minutes thereafter.

LEVELSMALL BLINDBIG BLINDANTE
1 50 100  
2 75 150  
3 100 200  
4 100 200 25
5 150 300 25
6 200 400 50
7 250 500 75
8 300 600 100
9 400 800 100
10 500 1,000 100
11 600 1,200 200
12 800 1,600 200
13 1,000 2,000 300
14 1,200 2,400 300
15 1,500 3,000 400
16 2,000 4,000 500
17 2,500 5,000 500
18 3,000 6,000 1,000
19 4,000 8,000 1,000
20 5,000 10,000 1,000
21 6,000 12,000 2,000
22 8,000 16,000 2,000
23 10,000 20,000 3,000
24 12,000 24,000 3,000
25 15,000 30,000 4,000
26 20,000 40,000 5,000
27 25,000 50,000 5,000
28 30,000 60,000 10,000
29 40,000 80,000 10,000
30 50,000 100,000 10,000
31 60,000 120,000 20,000
32 80,000 160,000 20,000
33 100,000 200,000 30,000
34 120,000 240,000 30,000
35 150,000 300,000 40,000
36 200,000 400,000 50,000
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Tournament Directors Discretion

GameBuy-InTimeChips
NLH Main Event   75' Level 1 - 14 30,000
90' Level 15+

PokerStars Live reserves the right to alter the Main Event tournament structure at its discretion.

Side Events - Supers

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LEVEL

SMALL BLIND

BIG BLIND

ANTE

1

25

50

 

2

50

100

 

3

75

150

 

4

100

200

25

5

150

300

25

6

200

400

50

7

250

500

75

8

300

600

100

8

400

800

100

10

500

1,000

100

11

600

1,200

200

12

800

1,600

200

13

1,000

2,000

300

14

1,200

2,400

300

15

1,500

3,000

400

16

2,000

4,000

500

17

2,500

5,000

500

18

3,000

6,000

1,000

19

4,000

8,000

1,000

20

5,000

10,000

1,000

21

6,000

12,000

2,000

22

8,000

16,000

2,000

23

10,000

20,000

3,000

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Tournament Directors Discretion

GameBuy-InTimeChipsAdd - On
NLH ME Super RB 200 20' 2,000 + 2,000  
NLH ME Super 1R1A 200 20' 2,000 + 2,000 4,000
NLH ME Super Unl RB's 200 20' 2,000 + 2,000 4,000
NLH Turbo Super 500 15' 7,500  
NLH ME Super 500 20' 5,000  
NLH ME Super RB 500 20' 3,000 + 3,000  
NLH ME Super 1R1A 500 20' 3,000 + 3,000 6,000
NLH ME Super Unl RB's 500 20' 3,000 + 3,000 6,000
NLH Turbo Super 1,000 15' 10,000  
NLH ME Super 1,000 30' 7,000 Start Level 2
NLH ME Super RB 1,000 25' 5,000 + 5,000  
NLH ME Super 1R1A 1,000 25' 5,000 + 5,000 10,000
NLH ME Super Unl RB's 1,000 25' 5,000 + 5,000 10,000
NLH HR Super 2,500 30' 8,000 Start Level 2

Side Events - Turbos

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LEVELSMALL BLINDBIG BLINDANTE

1

25

50

 

2

50

100

 

3

75

150

 

4

100

200

25

5

150

300

25

6

200

400

50

7

250

500

75

8

300

600

100

9

400

800

100

10

500

1,000

100

11

600

1,200

200

12

800

1,600

200

13

1,000

2,000

300

14

1,200

2,400

300

15

1,500

3,000

400

16

2,000

4,000

500

17

2,500

5,000

500

18

3,000

6,000

1,000

19

4,000

8,000

1,000

20

5,000

10,000

1,000

21

6,000

12,000

2,000

22

8,000

16,000

2,000

23

10,000

20,000

3,000

24

Tournament Directors Discretion

GameBuy-InTimeChips 
NLH or PLO Turbo 300 15' 5,000  
NLH or PLO Turbo 500 15' 10,000  
NLH or PLO Turbo 1,000 15' 20,000 Start Level 2
NLH or PLO Turbo 2,000 15' 30,000 Start Level 2
NLH or PLO Turbo 5,000 15' 50,000 Start Level 4
NLH or PLO Turbo 10,000 15' 100,000 Start Level 6

PLO Turbos are played with no antes

Side Events - High Roller

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LEVEL

SMALL BLIND

BIG BLIND

ANTE

1

100

200

25

2

100

200

25

3

150

300

50

4

200

400

50

5

250

500

75

6

300

600

100

7

400

800

100

8

500

1,000

100

9

600

1,200

200

10

800

1,600

200

11

1,000

2,000

300

12

1,200

2,400

300

13

1,500

3,000

400

14

2,000

4,000

500

15

2,500

5,000

500

16

3,000

6,000

1,000

17

4,000

8,000

1,000

18

5,000

10,000

1,000

19

6,000

12,000

2,000

20

8,000

16,000

2,000

21

10,000

20,000

3,000

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Tournament Directors Discretion

GameBuy-InTimeChipsNotes
NLH 10,000 60' 50,000  
NLH 20,000 60' 50,000  
NLH 25,000 60' 50,000  
NLH 50,000 60' 250,000 Start Level 8
NLH 100,000 60' 250,000 Start Level 8

Side Events - No Limit Hold'em

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LEVELSMALL BLINDBIG BLINDANTE

1

25

50

 

2

50

100

 

3

75

150

 

4

100

200

25

5

150

300

25

6

200

400

50

7

250

500

75

8

300

600

100

9

400

800

100

10

500

1,000

100

11

600

1,200

200

12

800

1,600

200

13

1,000

2,000

300

14

1,200

2,400

300

15

1,500

3,000

400

16

2,000

4,000

500

17

2,500

5,000

500

18

3,000

6,000

1,000

19

4,000

8,000

1,000

20

5,000

10,000

1,000

21

6,000

12,000

2,000

22

8,000

16,000

2,000

23

10,000

20,000

3,000

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Tournament Directors Discretion

GameBuy-InTimeChips
NLH 500 30' 8,000
NLH 1,000 50' 10,000
NLH 1,500 50' 12,000
NLH 2,000 50' 12,000
NLH 5,000 60' 15,000
NLH / PLO

Mixed Events play one orbit of each game

NLH / PLO

Mixed Events use corresponding NLH Structure

Pineapple

Pineapple will use the corresponding NLH Structure

Side Events - Heads Up

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LEVELSMALL BLINDBIG BLINDANTE
1 25 50  
2 50 100  
3 75 150  
4 100 200 25
5 150 300 25
6 200 400 50
7 250 500 75
8 300 600 100
9 400 800 100
10 500 1000 100
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GameBuy-InTimeChips
NLH or PLO 500 15' 7,500
NLH or PLO 1,000 15' 5,000
NLH or PLO 2,000 15' 7,000
NLH or PLO 3,000 15' 10,000
NLH or PLO 5,000 15' 12,000
NLH or PLO 10,000 20' 15,000
NLH or PLO

All 500 Matches Single Elimination

NLH or PLO

500 Match Finals will be played Best of Three

NLH or PLO

All Matches (1K +) to be played best of Three

NLH or PLO

Finals will always be played Best of Five

Side Events - Pot Limit Omaha

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LEVELSMALL BLINDBIG BLIND
1 25 50
2 50 100
3 75 150
4 100 200
5 150 300
6 200 400
7 250 500
8 300 600
9 400 800
10 500 1,000
11 600 1,200
12 800 1,600
13 1,000 2,000
14 1,200 2,400
15 1,500 3,000
16 2,000 4,000
17 2,500 5,000
18 3,000 6,000
19 4,000 8,000
20 5,000 10,000
21 6,000 12,000
22 8,000 16,000
23 10,000 20,000
24 Tournament Directors Discretion

GameBuy-InTimeChips
PLO 500 30' 8,000
PLO 1,000 50' 12,000
PLO 1,500 50' 15,000
PLO 2,000 50' 15,000
PLO 5,000 60' 20,000

Side Events - Womens

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LEVELSMALL BLINDBIG BLINDANTE
1 25 50  
2 50 100  
3 75 150  
4 100 200 25
5 150 300 25
6 200 400 50
7 250 500 75
8 300 600 100
9 400 800 100
10 500 1,000 100
11 600 1,200 200
12 800 1,600 200
13 1,000 2,000 300
14 1,200 2,400 300
15 1,500 3,000 400
16 2,000 4,000 500
17 2,500 5,000 500
18 3,000 6,000 1,000
19 4,000 8,000 1,000
20 5,000 10,000 1,000
21 6,000 12,000 2,000
22 8,000 16,000 2,000
23 10,000 20,000 3,000
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GameBuy-InTimeChipsAdd - On
NLH Womens Super 100 30' 4,000  
NLH Womens Super 1R1A 100 20' 3,000 + 3,000 6,000
NLH Womens 200 30' 6,000  
NLH Womens 300 30' 6,000  
NLH Womens 500 40' 8,000  
NLH Womens 1,000 50' 10,000 Use NLH 1K Structure

Side Events - Draw Games

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LEVELSMALL BLINDBIG BLINDANTE
1 25 50  
2 50 100  
3 75 150 25
4 100 200 50
5 150 300 75
6 200 400 100
7 250 500 75
8 300 600 100
9 400 800 100
10 500 1,000 100
11 600 1,200 200
12 800 1,600 200
13 1,000 2,000 300
14 1,200 2,400 300
15 1,500 3,000 400
16 2,000 4,000 500
17 2,500 5,000 500
18 3,000 6,000 1,000
18 4,000 8,000 1,000
20 5,000 10,000 1,000
21 6,000 12,000 2,000
22 8,000 16,000 2,000
23 10,000 20,000 3,000
24 Tournament Directors Discretion

GameBuy-InTimeChips
All Draw Games 500 30' 6,000
All Draw Games 1,000 50' 10,000
All Draw Games 1,500 50' 12,000
All Draw Games 2,000 50' 12,000
All Draw Games 5,000 60' 15,000
Limit Draw Games Limit Games will be played with no Ante

Side Events - Limit Games

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LEVEL SMALL BLINDBIG BLIND
1 25 50
2 50 100
3 75 150
4 100 200
5 150 300
6 200 400
7 250 500
8 300 600
9 400 800
10 500 1,000
11 600 1,200
12 800 1,600
13 1,000 2,000
14 1,200 2,400
15 1,500 3,000
16 2,000 4,000
17 2,500 5,000
18 3,000 6,000
19 4,000 8,000
20 5,000 10,000
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GameBuy-InTimeChips
Limit 500 30' 6,000
Limit 1,000 50' 10,000
Limit 1,500 50' 12,000
Limit 2,000 50' 12,000
Limit 5,000 60' 15,000

Side Events - Stud Games

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LEVELANTELOWCARDLIMIT
1 25 25 75 150
2 25 25 100 200
3 25 50 150 300
4 50 50 200 400
5 50 75 250 500
6 75 100 300 600
7 100 100 400 800
8 100 200 500 1,000
9 200 200 600 1,200
10 200 200 800 1,600
11 200 300 1,000 2,000
12 300 400 1,200 2,400
13 400 500 1,500 3,000
14 500 500 2,000 4,000
15 500 800 2,500 5,000
16 800 1,000 3,000 6,000
17 1,000 1,000 4,000 8,000
18 1,000 2,000 5,000 10,000
19 2,000 2,000 6,000 12,000
20 2,000 2,000 8,000 16,000
21 2,000 3,000 10,000 20,000
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GameBuy-InTimeChips
Stud - 5 or 7 500 30' 6,000
Stud - 5 or 7 1,000 50' 10,000
Stud - 5 or 7 1,500 50' 12,000
Stud - 5 or 7 2,000 50' 12,000
Stud - 5 or 7 5,000 60' 15,000
Pot Limit Stud Pot Limit Stud will be played with Ante and Low Card, Pot Limit betting from that point forward

Side Events - 8 Game

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LevelGame Types & RotationAntesForced Bet (Stud)Complete Forced BetLimit
NLH & StudSmall BlindBig Blind
1 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   50 75 75 ~ 150
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 25 25 75 75 ~ 150
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante)   25 50  
2 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   50 100 100 ~ 200
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 25 25 100 100 ~ 200
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante)   25 50  
3 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   75 150 150 ~ 300
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 25 50 150 150 ~ 300
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante)   50 75  
4 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   100 200 200 ~ 400
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 50 50 200 200 ~ 400
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante)   50 100  
5 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   125 250 250 ~ 500
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 50 75 250 250 ~ 500
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante)   75 150  
6 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   150 300 300 ~ 600
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 75 100 300 300 ~ 600
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante)   75 150  
7 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   200 400 400 ~ 800
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 100 150 400 400 ~ 800
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante)   100 200  
8 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   250 500 500 ~ 1,000
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 100 150 500 500 ~ 1,000
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante) 25 125 250  
9 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   300 600 600 ~ 1200
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 200 200 600 600 ~ 1200
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante) 25 150 300  
10 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   400 800 800 ~ 1600
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 200 200 800 800 ~ 1600
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante) 50 200 400  
11 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   500 1,000 1,000 ~ 2,000
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 200 300 1,000 1,000 ~ 2,000
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante) 50 250 500  
12 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   600 1,200 1200 ~ 2400
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 300 400 1,200 1200 ~ 2400
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante) 75 300 600  
 

Remove 25 Chips

13 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   800 1,500 1,500 ~ 3,000
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 400 500 1,500 1,500 ~ 3,000
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante) 100 400 800  
14 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   1,000 2,000 2,000 ~ 4,000
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 500 500 2,000 2,000 ~ 4,000
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante) 100 500 1,000  
15 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   1,000 2,500 2,500 ~ 5,000
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 500 800 2,500 2,500 ~ 5,000
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante) 200 600 1,200  
16 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   1,500 3,000 3,000 ~ 6,000
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 800 1,000 3,000 3,000 ~ 6,000
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante) 200 800 1,600  
17 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   2,000 4,000 4,000 ~ 8,000
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 1,000 1,000 4,000 4,000 ~ 8,000
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante) 300 1,000 2,000  
18 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   2,500 5,000 5,000 ~ 10,000
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 1,000 2,000 5,000 5,000 ~ 10,000
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante) 300 1,200 2,400  
19 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   3,000 6,000 6,000 ~ 12,000
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 2,000 2,000 6,000 6,000 ~ 12,000
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante) 400 1,500 3,000  
 

Remove 100 Chips

20 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   4,000 8,000 8,000 ~ 16,000
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 2,000 2,000 8,000 8,000 ~ 16,000
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante) 500 2,000 4,000  
21 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   5,000 10,000 10,000 ~ 20,000
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 2,000 3,000 10,000 10,000 ~ 20,000
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante) 500 2,500 5,000  
 

Remove 500 Chips

22 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   6,000 12,000 12,000 ~ 24,000
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 3,000 4,000 12,000 12,000 ~ 24,000
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante) 1,000 3,000 6,000  
23 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   10,000 15,000 15,000 ~ 30,000
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 4,000 5,000 15,000 15,000 ~ 30,000
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante) 1,000 4,000 8,000  
24 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   10,000 20,000 20,000 ~ 40,000
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 5,000 5,000 20,000 20,000 ~ 40,000
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante) 1,000 5,000 10,000  
25 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   15,000 25,000 25,000 ~ 50,000
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 5,000 8,000 25,000 25,000 ~ 50,000
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante) 2,000 6,000 12,000  
26 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   15,000 30,000 30,000 ~ 60,000
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 8,000 10,000 30,000 30,000 ~ 60,000
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante) 2,000 8,000 16,000  
27 Triple Draw 2 to 7 ~ Hold'em ~ Omaha 8   20,000 40,000 40,000 ~ 80,000
Razz ~ Stud ~ Stud 8 10,000 10,000 40,000 40,000 ~ 80,000
NLH (ante) ~ PLO (no ante) 3,000 10,000 20,000  
28 Tournament Directors Discretion
GameBuy-InTimeChipsNotes
8 Game 500 30' 10,000  
8 Game 1,000 50' 10,000  
8 Game 1,500 50' 12,000  
8 Game 2,000 60' 12,000  
8 Game 5,000 60' 15,000  
8 Game 10,000 60' 50,000 Start Level 8 and play 4 times (4 hours)

*For HORSE and all Limit Mixed Game Variations of HORSE (HOSE, HOE, HO, Etc...) this structure will be used with the unnecessary games removed.

Side Events - Chinese

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LEVELSMALL BLIND
1 100
2 200
3 300
4 400
5 500
6 600
7 800
8 1,000
9 1,200
10 1,500
11 2,000
12 2,500
13 3,000
14 4,000
15 5,000
16 6,000
17 8,000
18 10,000
19 12,000
20 15,000
21 20,000
22 25,000
23 30,000
24 Tournament Directors Discretion
GameBuy-InTimeChips
Chinese 2,000 30' 30,000

PokerStars Live reserves the right to alter the tournament structures at its discretion.