Definition of Multi-Table Tournament (MTT)

What is the definition of the term multi-table tournament? What does the term MTT mean in the poker world?

A "multi-table tournament" (or MTT as it is also called) is a tournament in which multiple tables of players play down to just one table, where a winner will eventually be crowned.

Definition of Multi Table Tournament - MTT - Poker DictionaryFor instance, let's say that you enter a $100 buy-in tournament at your local casino, where a prize pool of $10,000 is being guaranteed.

150 players end up showing up for the event. When the tournament gets underway, 15 tables are in action, with 10 players per table.

These 15 tables need to play down to just one table (the final table), where a winner will eventually be crowned.

In most multi-table tournaments, you are considered eliminated when you run out of chips. Some tournaments, however, will allow you to buy in more than once.

The winner of a multi-table tournament is the person who has all of the chips in the end. The other places are determined based on order of elimination.

In most multi-table tournaments, blinds will regularly increase and antes will eventually be added.

One of the largest and most recognized multi-table tournaments in the world is the World Series of Poker main event. Thousands of people from all over the world put down $10,000 each year to try and win millions of dollars. Names such as Phil Hellmuth, Johnny Chan and Doyle Brunson have all won the World Series of Poker main event.


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