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Blackjack Tournament Basics

Blackjack is one of the most popular casino card games, both online and off. However, for players with a real competitive edge playing against a dealer just isn't enough. That's where blackjack tournaments come in. When you play in a blackjack tournament you get to compete not only against the dealer, but also against other players to prove that you have what it takes to be a blackjack champion.

Blackjack tournaments come in all forms and sizes. Different blackjack variations may be used and anywhere from a few players to hundreds or thousands can participate. However, the basic tournament set up is usually the same. Tournament participants buy-in with an entry fee. For this fee each player receives an equal number of chips. Then blackjack games are played at as many tables as it takes to accommodate all of the players.

Blackjack tournaments are played over an allotted number of hands or specified period of time. At the end of each round, only the top players move on to the next round and continue to compete. The player that manages to earn the most chips by the end of the final round is declared the winner and takes home the prize. In blackjack tournaments, the prize is usually made up of a percentage of the entry fees. However, some tournaments have a set cash prize or winners may even earn non-cash prizes and entrance into larger blackjack tournaments.

It is important to keep in mind that when you play in blackjack tournaments the competition can be quite tough. You are not only competing against the dealer, but are also competing against other players to see who can earn the most chips. Other players may have a strong knowledge of blackjack basic strategy as well as more advanced strategies and blackjack advantage play. Therefore, it is important to learn these strategies yourself if you want to come out on top.

It is also important to enter tournament play with a strong grasp of the rules in play. There are a number of variations on the game of blackjack, including Las Vegas Strip Blackjack, Atlantic City Blackjack, Double Exposure, Super Fun 21, Blackjack Switch, Pontoon and more. Make sure to learn the rules that will be in play in the tournament like the back of your hand if you want to increase your winnings.