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    Default What is Freeze Out Hold'em?

    Is Freeze Out Hold'em and Texas Hold'em different, and how? Also when a casino has a Hold'Em Tournament $1600 Freeroll - What is the Freeroll mean?
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    freezout = no rebuy
    freeroll = no buyin (usually a new player or number of raked hands requirement)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sed
    freezout = no rebuy
    freeroll = no buyin (usually a new player or number of raked hands requirement)

    -sed
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    As I understand it, freezeout means that only 1 person gets paid, and that person gets the entire prize pool.
    I don't know what they have to say
    It makes no difference anyway.
    Whatever it is...
    I'm against it.
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    freeze out also means you can't leave during the middle of it or sit out, the blinds are still charged. right??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel
    freeze out also means you can't leave during the middle of it or sit out, the blinds are still charged. right??
    That should be any tournament.
    I don't know what they have to say
    It makes no difference anyway.
    Whatever it is...
    I'm against it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sed
    freezout = no rebuy
    TylerK: its just gambling if i want to worry about money i'll go to work lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Humphrind
    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel
    freeze out also means you can't leave during the middle of it or sit out, the blinds are still charged. right??
    That should be any tournament.
    youre right, but i read something like this in some poker book. the same guy who started the wsop started this, but i forget the circumstances.
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    Default Re: What is Freeze Out Hold'em?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaydog275
    Is Freeze Out Hold'em and Texas Hold'em different, and how?
    "Freeze-out" is simply the format of the tournament, not the type of game being played. "Hold'em" and "Texas Hold'em" are identical. In a freeze-out tournament, no rebuys or add-ons are allowed. Each player is only allowed the initial buy-in and once his starting chips are gone, he is eliminated.

    Also when a casino has a Hold'Em Tournament $1600 Freeroll - What is the Freeroll mean?
    A "freeroll" is a tournament which is free to enter -- the buy-in is $0. The "$1600" means $1600 in total cash prizes is guaranteed to the winners. Freerolls are typically limited to a certain number of entries.

    "Freeze-out" and "freeroll" do not apply to ring games (cash games).


    Quote Originally Posted by Humphy
    As I understand it, freezeout means that only 1 person gets paid, and that person gets the entire prize pool.
    This is incorrect. I've only heard this format referred to as "winner-take-all," not "freeze-out."
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dictionary of Gambling
    Freeze-Out
    A table-stakes game that continues until a small number of players (possibly only one) has all the money. The major event in The World Series of Poker is a freeze-out game - A game or tournament in which all players start with the same amount and play until one player has won all the chips.


    Freeze-Out Tournament
    A tournament in which players start with a specified amount and then can buy no further chips; once they lose their chips, they are out, as opposed to a re-buy tournament. The tournament continues until one player has all the chips. As players are eliminated, they may receive prizes based on the order of their elimination. For example, the final remaining player may win 50% of the prize pool, the next-to-last 25%, the third 10%, and so on. Also called no- rebuy tournament. Compare with shootout tournament.
    http://www.dictionaryofgambling.com/...terms/poker/f/
    I don't know what they have to say
    It makes no difference anyway.
    Whatever it is...
    I'm against it.
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    Default Each establishment can make it’s own rules….

    Also note that if you play at a casino, each casino has it's own rules. So Freeze out means there are no rebuys, it can also be a winner take all game. Well I know of one casino that called the game a freeze out, but had a winner take all payout. However, the last two players agreed split the pot which was allowed by the casino. So we shared first place….
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    I've heard the term "shoot out" when in reference to one person taking all the cash.
    The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than average. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their mistakes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragnar4
    I've heard the term "shoot out" when in reference to one person taking all the cash.
    that's why everyone was confused
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    OP only has two posts in four years, I guess he only joined the forum to ask this question. He's probably won like three sunday millions by now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parasurama
    OP only has two posts in four years, I guess he only joined the forum to ask this question. He's probably won like three sunday millions by now.
    The winner take all sunday billion
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    Quote Originally Posted by nice_aiau
    Quote Originally Posted by Parasurama
    OP only has two posts in four years, I guess he only joined the forum to ask this question. He's probably won like three sunday millions by now.
    The winner take all sunday billion
    Ha. Also, I wonder if he's getting emails about this now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sed
    freezout = no rebuy
    freeroll = no buyin (usually a new player or number of raked hands requirement)

    -sed
    i wish sed would post again
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    multiple people can cash In a shootout i believe not just one
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    ah, yes

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