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Hand for Hand

  1. Adjective

    In the late stages of a tournament, a requirement that each table wait to deal the next hand until all tables have finished the current one. This ensures that the number of hands played is equal among all tables.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Hand for hand is used to prevent a player who has few chips remaining from slowing down play in the hopes that players at a faster table will bust out sooner, which would otherwise result in a higher tournament ranking for the person who slowed down and stayed in the tournament longer.

    EXAMPLE: "There were a few hands where most of the players at my table folded and the hand went by pretty quickly. We had to sit around for a little bit after the quick hands since we were playing hand for hand with two other tables."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a mode of game play.




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