Types of tournaments

Tournaments are the ultimate poker thrill. Whether you're competing for a few thousand or a few hundred thousand, there's nothing quite like the feeling you get when you outsmart and outplay the competition to walk away with that jackpot.

At PartyPoker.net, we offer more tournaments and bigger prize pools than any other poker site. If you've never played in a poker tournament before, here's everything you need to know…

First, a quick definition: a tournament is a poker game in which each player starts with an equal amount of chips. All of the players in the tournament continue to play until one player has amassed all of the chips.

To start the tournament, each player is dealt a card. The player with the highest card starts the game as the dealer. Each player's goal is to amass as many chips as possible. Players who lose all of their chips are out of the tournament. As the tournament continues, more and more players are eliminated until only one remains: the tournament winner!