Final tables of a tournament like you've never seen before!

What unique features are available at the final tables on GGPoker?

  • Changing Seat
    • An exciting twist that allows you to switch seats
  • Making Deals
    • Prizes are distributed more fairly, using the ICM method
  • Chess Clock
    • A more dynamic play speed with a fixed time limit
  • Reversing Blinds
    • Provides a better playing experience; more play is possible when it matters!


When will these final table features be activated?

You must be In The Money (ITM) and have made the final table

This is not the case in Freerolls, Satellites and T$-Builder tournaments

Changing Seat

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How does changing seats work?

  • Before the final table begins, players can choose which seat they want to sit on
    • A player selects a seatl and will automatically swap with the player already sitting there
    • Each player gets 10 seconds to choose a seat
    • A seat already chosen by another player can be chosen again later
  • ​​The order for seat selection is determined by chip count
    • The player with the smallest stack will be the first to choose a seat to trade with, and so on.
    • The chip leader will be the last to switch seats
    • If chip counts are equal, the player who was first registered for the tournament will be allowed to pick last

Making Deals

How does making a deal work?

  • How do I agree to make a deal?
    • In the upper right corner of the final table is a "Deal" button ("Make Deal" button in the desktop app). Select it to bring up the deal screen 
    • You can agree to make a Deal from here
    • If you want to cancel, click the button again and select "Cancel Deal Reservation"
  • If all players agree to make a Deal
    • All players must agree to the deal before it is completed. After that, the prize pool will be distributed.
    • Regular play resumes after this to determine the final ranking for the distribution of Tournament Points (TP)
  • The Make a Deal option (ICM Deal) becomes available after seat selection is completed
    • First, all players must agree to make a Deal
    • Play is then paused to show how the prize pool is distributed according to the size of each player's stack
    • The Deal will be only completed if all players agree to this distribution
    • The method used to determine the distribution of the prize pool is the Independent Chip Model (ICM)
    • With the application of ICM, the payout is accurately calculated based on the chip counts, securing a safe distribution of the remaining prize pool

What is ICM (Independent Chip Model)?

ICM is an acronym for Independent Chip Model, and is a method of prize distribution based on players' actual chip counts. External factors such as how good someone is, what the blinds are, etc. are disregarded.

  • How is it different from the Chip Chop method?
    • There are situations when the chip leader wins more than the 1st prize when the Chip Chop method is applied. In that case, the other players also receive less than the expected payout. For this reason, there may be many situations in which players do not want to make a Deal when the Chip Chop method is suggested
    • Unlike the Chip Chop method, the ICM method incorporates more factors into the calculation, securing a fairer distribution of the prize pool.
  • How are payouts calculated through ICM?
    • The chip count is not considered real money until the tournament is completed
    • Let's take an example: Suppose the 1st and 2nd prizes are 100 and 50, respectively. The chip stacks of the remaining players are 1,000 and 1, respectively. Even if one of the players has 1,000x more chips than the other, the prize this player can receive is only 2x as large. Therefore, dividing the prizes based on chip count is unreasonable.
    • If we apply ICM to the situation above, the payoff will be 99.95 and 50.05, respectively.
    • When we use ICM to calculate a payoff, there is a specific number of chips based on N players. If players randomly go All-In (Every All-In win frequency is 50:50), the probability of players finishing 1st to Nth is used to calculate the expected value (EV)
    • ICM EV$ = Chance of1spot x 1prize$ + Chance of2spot x 2prize$ + ... + Chance ofNthspot x Ndeprize$

Blind Interval, Chess Clock & Blinds Reversal

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Blind Interval for Final Table Features

When Final Table Features are active, blind levels will change based on hand count (how many hands have been dealt) rather than time.

The number of hands per level may vary from tournament to tournament.

What is a Chess Clock?

  • A chess clock is a fixed amount of time given to each player to make his action
    • Preflop there is an action time of 30 seconds, however, a player can click on the "time extension" button to possibly use time from the chess clock
    • After the flop, the remaining time on the chess clock is activated automatically (DIt you do not have to select yourself).
  • The clock starts running down the moment it is a player's turn.
  • At the final table, a player's chess clock is determined by supplementing the remaining timebank with the average M-value of the tournament
    • The average values of the tournament M is calculated as follows: (Total number of chips in the tournament) / (Small Blind + Big Blind + Total Ante) / The number of players
    • The Maximum and Minimum values of the chess clock are 15 minutes and 1 minute, respectively.

Reversing Blinds

In certain tournaments with more than 100 participants, the blind level may be automatically adjusted after reaching the final table to ensure a better playing experience at the final table.

If the average stack in Big Blinds (BB) is less than 40 at the time of the final table, the blind level is reversed so that the average stack is at least 40 BB before the first hand is played. It may happen that the blinds are turned back several levels. (For example, if the average stack was 15 BB when the final table was reached, the blinds may have to be turned back 3 or 4 levels).

This secures more play at the final table!

If the average stack exceeds 100 BB, the blinds may be flushed to ensure that the average stack will not exceed 100 BB.

Tournament Results - PokerCraft

View your complete tournament history and results

You can view your complete tournament history and results through PokerCraft.

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Selected Tournament Game History

Review every hand you played in a given tournament.

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Chip Graphics

The changes in the selected tournament regarding your own chip stack, average stack and largest stack can be seen in this chart.

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Tournament Information

You can also see the details of a selected tournament, including the final position and prize money of all participants.

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