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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Add on

  1. Noun

    The option to purchase an additional specified amount of chips at a specific time partway through a tournament. Unlike a re-buy, this option is granted to all remaining players regardless of stack size.

    EXAMPLE: "I prefer tournaments with an add on because I get a chance to play for a while before I decide if I am willing to risk the extra money."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    RELATED TERMS: Re-buy, Tournament

  2. Noun

    The amount of money required and amount of chips received if a player chooses to purchase additional chips.

    EXAMPLE: "The add on was $40 for another 1500 chips."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    RELATED TERMS: Re-buy, Tournament

  3. Verb

    In a tournament, to purchase additional chips at the end of the re-buy period; to purchase an add on.

    EXAMPLE: "I'll add on."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    RELATED TERMS: Re-buy, Tournament

  4. Noun

    The point in time at which the re-buy period ends and players may choose to purchase a specific amount of additional chips.

    EXAMPLE: "A number of the players who were maniacs early in the tournament started to play more conservatively after the add on."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    RELATED TERMS: Re-buy, Tournament

  5. Verb

    Outside of tournament games, to purchase additional chips prior to losing all of the chips with which one began; to purchase an add on.

    EXAMPLE: "I bought in for $70 but was down to $20 by the end of two hours. I decided to add on $40 and go home if I got down to the felt or won enough to break even."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues




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