Flip & Go In More Detail
Now you know the basics of the Flip & Go tournament let’s look at it in more detail.
The GGPoker Flip & Go is a special type of poker offering where you flip every single hand until you are either eliminated or make it to the main tournament where you are guaranteed a payout. Basically, in Flip & Go it takes away the majority of the play before the bubble and gets you quickly to the main action.
The whole field registered in the tournament is all in until the point where there is only one player left at the virtual table. Then the last player standing will then move to another table with other survivors. At this point, the tournament is then a typical Holdem one with the usual betting structure. Every five minutes the blinds will go up and you will resume playing with the chips you won at the first Flip & Go table.
When you are at the first table in the tournament you are dealt three cards. Then before the flop, you will have to discard one card. You have 30 seconds to make a decision on which card to discard and if you do not make that decision in the 30 seconds your lowest card will automatically be discarded. You will be able to see the other player’s hole cards and this is where the strategic aspect comes into play on the card you want to discard.
You can pick your starting stack before the tournament starts and you can buy from one to 8 buy-in amounts. If you have a bigger stack you have more of a chance to be the last player standing at the table where you will receive guaranteed money, but on the other side of the coin, there is the additional money you will have to pay.
Now, let’s explain the Flip Bonus, which you can receive when you are dealt your 3-card hand. If you get a great poker hand your starting stack can be multiplied and here are the hands you need to get to get the Flip Bonus and the multipliers:
- Straight – 2x your starting stack
- Flush – 2x your starting stack
- 3 of a kind – 3x your starting stack
- Straight Flush – 4x your starting stack