Builder tournaments are online poker tournaments with no GTD prize pool. Players contribute to the total pot collectively. The buy-ins are higher than other tournaments adding up later on with rebuys and add-ons. There is a pre-defined number of players depending on the tournament, and most of the time it’s 2, 3 or 5 players but it could also be another number. This format is very convenient to get into the leaderboard as the prizes tend to be higher due to higher buy-ins and smaller number of players!

Builder tournaments have a buy-in amount, which contributes to the prize pool and a small participation fee to play the tournament. Due to a smaller number of players and bigger prize pool amounts, the rewards for each participant tend to be higher. Arguably, the format is more challenging, and as a result the participants are more skillful and careful during the game.

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