Texas holdem tournaments are a great way to test your skill as well as have a great time in the process. Tournaments have been growing rapidly and popping up everywhere since the world series of poker has been airing on cable TV. Tournaments are generally in a no limit manner because everyone starts out equally.
Playing in Texas Holdem Tournaments
Texas holdem tournaments usually hold the same format no matter where you play. Everyone buys in at the beginning for a certain amount of money and receive the exact same amount of chips. The pot is comprised of everyone's buy in and will be paid out to the winner as well as a few runners up. The house will generally take around 3% to run and administer the game.
Tournaments can be small or huge. There really is no limit as to how many people are in it, but you had better appropriate the right amount of time if you are entering a large one. Since you are out when you are out of chips, it tends to be no limit. You can go all in or call someone and the loser goes home. This eliminates people quickly and gets the game going fast.
With larger tournaments, different rounds will administer as people are eliminated. You will combine tables as people are knocked out. Knowing how to read people, play conservative and attack at the right times will get you through the first few rounds. But when the players get tougher, you are going to have to be sharp.