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The early bird gets the worm - register for tournaments before they begin and you'll be eligible for Bubble Protection. If you fall just short of being in the money, we'll give you your buy-in back. No strings attached!
Bubble Protection is a FREE feature that protects your buy-in when you bust right before being in the money! All you need to do is register for a tournament before it starts, and if you hit the bubble, you will get your buy-in back.
Bubble: In a tournament, the bubble is referred to as the position right before the guaranteed prize money. A player who is eliminated just before being able to reach the prize money is referred to as having been "bubbled".
• Look for the "Bubble Protection" stamp in the tournament lobby
• Register before the tournament starts
• Get your buy-in back if you bubble
Not all tournaments offer this perk, so the best way to check is to look out for this orange "Bubble Protection" Stamp in the tournament lobby
The number of bubble-protected players will correspond to the number of entrants. Please refer to the table below.
|Tournament Entrants||Bubble Protection Candidates|
|10 ~ 99||1|
|100 ~ 499||2|
|500 ~ 999||3|
|1,000 ~ 1,999||4|
|2,000 ~ 2,999||5|
|3,000 ~ 3,999||6|
|4,000 ~ 5,999||7|
|6,000 ~ 7,999||8|
|8,000 ~ 9,999||9|
This may change at any time. Again, the best way to confirm if Bubble Protection is available is to look for the "Bubble Protection" stamp in the tournament lobby.
• Rake Free is where you pay no rake when you register before a tournament begins. We're working on introducing this to players, so stay tuned!
Q: I registered early but was eliminated and want to re-enter. Will I still be protected?
A: Once an early bird, always an early bird. You will retain Bubble Protection regardless of re-entry.
Q: I have bought in multiple times for a tournament. Will I be reimbursed for all buy-ins?
A: No, you will be be reimbursed for only ONE buy-in no matter how many times you've re-entered.
Q: Does my method of registration affect Bubble Protection?
A: Yes, you will be protected only if you register using cash or T$.
Q: Can I opt for Bubble Protection if I have bought or sold stakes?
A: No, players who have participated in Tournament Staking (whether as a buyer or seller) will not be eligible for Bubble Protection, and vice versa.
Q: Is Bubble Protection available for satellites?
Q: I just bubbled out of a tournament. Where is my buy-in?
A: Bubble Protection applies as soon as you are eliminated. Your buy-in will be credited into your account.
Q: In what form is my buy-in refunded?
A: Bubble Protection will normally cover your buy-in in T$. Methods of compensation might differ based on certain tournaments.