Online Poker Final Table Features
Congratulations on making it to the Final Table! To make things more interesting, you can now Switch Seats, dabble in Deal Making, or make use of the Chess Clock and place Final Table Bets on which players you think will win. Welcome to tournament final tables like you've never experienced them before!
When Can I Use These Final Table Features?
You must be in the in-the-money (ITM) stage and have reached the final table.
Final Table Features do not apply to freerolls, satellites and T$ Builder tournaments.
Final Table Betting
When certain tournaments enter the final table stage, you can place bets on who you think will be the winner!
Place Bets on Who Will Win the Final Table
Place your bets during the final table break
Betting will close once the final table starts
Final table players will not be allowed to make bets
Betting results will be shown in your Balance History and in the PokerCraft Timeline
How to Start Betting
Tournaments eligible for betting will be marked with a betting symbol in the list. Select the tournament and enter the table.
When you enter the table, a betting window will appear and you may begin your betting. Select your odds, enter the amount you wish to bet, and hit “Place Bet”.
Once betting is complete, you can check your bet history in the My Bet tab.
How To Switch Seats
You Can Choose to Switch Seats Before the Final Table Starts
When you select a seat, you will automatically switch with the player seated there
You will have 10 seconds to select your seat
If a seat has already been selected, it can still be chosen by another player later
Seat Selection Order is Determined by Your Chip Count
The player with the smallest chip stack chooses first, followed by the second smallest chip stack, and so on
The chip leader will be the last to switch seats
If chip counts are the same, the player who registered into the tournament first will choose last
All About Deal Making
What is Deal Making?
As the name suggests, Deal Making is when players make a deal in regards to how the remaining prize money will be distributed.
How Does Deal Making Work?
All players agree to make a deal.
The game pauses to show how the prize amount will be distributed.
The method used to determine this is the Independent Chip Model (ICM), and is in accordance with the chip stacks in each player’s possession.
The deal will be completed only if all players agree to this prize distribution.
After the deal is made, players' accounts will be credited.
Normal gameplay resumes to determine final rankings (for Tournament Points purposes).
When is Deal Making Available?
On tournament Final Tables
After seat selection has been completed
How to Agree to Deal Making
Look for the "Deal" or "Deal Making" button in the top right corner of the Final Table
Selecting it brings up the agreement pop-up
If you wish to cancel, just click on the button again and select "Cancel Deal Reservation"
Blind Intervals, Chess Clock & Blind Rollback
Once Final Table Features are activated, the blind levels will change based on hand counts (number of hands dealt) instead of time. The number of hand counts per blinds may differ for each tournament.
What is a Chess Clock?
A chess clock is a set amount of time to act given to each player.
How Does it Work?
During pre-flop, there is a 30 second action time. However, you can click on the “time extension" button to use any remaining Chess Clock time.
After the flop, you will use your remaining Chess Clock time by default (no need to actively select this option).
Your Chess Clock will count down whenever the action is on you.
Once your Chess Clock expires, you will only get 5 seconds per turn to make a decision.
How Much Time Do I Get on My Chess Clock?
Your Chess Clock time will be determined by combining your remaining tournament time bank with the average value of Tournament M.
The average value of Tournament M is calculated as follows: (Chip Total of all players) / (Small Blind + Big Blind + Total Ante) / Number of Players.
The maximum and minimum Chess Clock values are 15 minutes and 1 minute respectively.
In certain tournaments with 100 entries or more, the blind level may be automatically amended once the final table is reached. This is to ensure a better final table gameplay experience for remaining players.
If the average player stack in Big Blinds (BB) stands at less than 40 when the final table is made, the blind level will be rolled back to ensure that the average stack is at least 40 BB for the first hand played. The blinds may roll back multiple levels if required. For example, if the average stack stood at 15 BB at the start of a qualifying tournament’s final table, the blinds might need to roll back three or four levels.
If the average player stack stands at more than 100 BB, the blind levels may be rolled forward to ensure that the average stack is no more than 100 BB.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
If you need more assistance, feel free to contact our friendly support staff who are ready to assist you 24/7.
How are Final Table player odds calculated?
How late are we able to join in Final Table Bets?
Bets will be accepted up until final table play resumes.
Is there a limit on how much I can bet?
There are limits on how much you can bet on individual players, but there is no limit to the overall amount.
Can I only bet on one player?
Not at all. You may place bets on any players you wish, or all of them.
Is there any information we can look at to study, such as the player's tourney record?
You can check a player’s Staking Profile page by selecting their nickname in the betting window, or checking the Smart HUD.
Where can I see the betting results?
If your bet is successful, you can check your winnings on PokerCraft’s timeline and balance history.
Is it possible to cancel a bet that has already been made?
No. Bets made cannot be cancelled.
Is it possible for betting odds to change?
Odds may change until betting is closed. However, bets that have already been made will not be affected by the odds change.
What happens if not all players participate in the final table?
Bets will be cancelled and refunded.
Terms & Conditions
- Players must be aged 18 and above to participate in this promotion.
- This game uses 1 deck of 52 cards and the deck is shuffled after each hand.
- Natural8 reserves the right to add or suspend Final Table Features at any time.
- Natural8 reserves the right to investigate any players suspected of fraudulent activity, and take any necessary action. In the event of multi-accounting, bonus hunting, or foul play, Natural8 reserves the right to forfeit any prize amounts that have been paid along with any remaining cash balances, without prior notice.
- Natural8 reserves the right to cancel or modify this offer at any time without prior notice, and at its sole and absolute discretion.
- This promotion is subject to the terms and conditions of the Natural8 website.
- Natural8 is an advocate of safer gambling. If you feel you might have an online gambling problem, do seek further advice or counseling at www.begambleaware.org