To rebuy in poker is to buy extra chips to be used at a poker recreation.
To rebuy in a money recreation is to easily buy extra chips. This will solely be carried out when a participant is not concerned in a present hand (you can’t buy chips from the time you may have been dealt a hand till the time you fold it or muck it).
Typically, gamers are allowed to buy as many chips as they want, topic to deal with guidelines and desk limits. Some no-limit video games have most buy-ins, and in these instances, a participant isn’t allowed to buy a amount of chips which might put them over that restrict.
Most video games have desk minimums. Rebuys for lower than the desk minimal are known as brief buys, and are sometimes topic to restrictions by the on line casino, and should even not be allowed, relying on home guidelines.
The time period “rebuy” is mostly utilized in tournaments, the place it has a really particular that means: in some tournaments, gamers are allowed to buy extra event chips to be used within the event. Doing so is named a “rebuy”. As with money video games, a participant can not rebuy whereas they’re an energetic participant in a hand.
Most tournaments have very particular guidelines about rebuys, although the principles fluctuate from event to event. Gamers ought to all the time discover out the principles about rebuying once they enter a event, as the flexibility to rebuy can tremendously have an effect on a participant’s event technique.
Typically, gamers are restricted as to the variety of rebuys they could make (usually just one). Normally, rebuys are solely allowed if a participant is under a sure stage of chips (normally the participant should be at or under the beginning quantity of chips to be able to rebuy). Normally, rebuys are additionally restricted to a sure time interval within the event (e.g. solely in the course of the first three ranges, or the primary hour of play). Typically, gamers could also be allowed to make a “double rebuy” if they’ve misplaced all their chips.
There may be additionally a typical particular kind of event rebuy known as an add-on. Add-ons are distinguished from rebuys in 3 ways:
- All gamers are allowed to buy the add-on, no matter what number of chips they’ve
- Add-ons are solely allowed at one particular second in the course of the event (normally on the first break, which can be when the flexibility to rebuy is normally suspended).
- Add-ons normally present extra chips for the cash than rebuys (e.g. $2000 in event chips for $50 money, as a substitute of simply $1000 in event chips for $50 money), on account of the truth that they should be carried out later within the event than a typical rebuy, when the blinds have been raised sufficient that extra chips could be mandatory.
Gamers are solely allowed to buy one add-on, no matter their chip place, although many casinos permit a participant to concurrently buy rebuys and the add-on on the similar time (in the course of the first break), if they’re eligible to buy a rebuy.