Definition of Add-On

What does the term "add-on" mean in the world of poker? What is the definition of the term "add-on"?

In poker, there are tournaments that feature rebuys and add-ons.

The definition of the poker term add-on.  What is the meaning of it?  Example provided.In a rebuy tournament, you are usually able to rebuy any time that you fall below the starting stack during the "rebuy" period. For instance, a tournament might have a "rebuy" period that lasts for the first hour of play. If you bust on your second hand, you would be given a chance to "rebuy".

An "add-on" is a bit different.

At the end of the "rebuy" period of a tournament that features "rebuys" and add-ons, players will be able to add-on to their stack.

For instance, let's say that you are playing in a $10 tournament that features unlimited rebuys and a single add-on at the end of the rebuy period. The starting stack is 1,500 chips.

In this tournament, you would be able to rebuy at any time during the first hour of play, provided that you were at or below your starting stack.

At the end of the rebuy period, you would be able to add-on for an additional $10, which would add an additional 1,500 chips to your stack.

Anybody is able to add-on to their stack, provided that they are still in the tournament at that point. The size of a stack doesn't matter - the add-on is available to everybody.

So, if you are chip leader with 40,000 chips at the end of the rebuy period, you would be able to add-on for an additional 1,500 chips, just like somebody with just 4,000 chips would also be able to do.


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