Party Poker Re-Buy Hack

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Over on the BARGE mailing list someone mentioned that there’s a technique some folks are using on PartyPoker that I hadn’t heard of before so I thought I would share. Basically, if you push all-in in a re-buy tournament, while your chips are still in the pot, you show zero remaining chips which would allow you to re-buy. If you win, you not only win the pot but you’re credited with the re-buy chips too. So to lay that out:

You have $2000 in chips and you can only rebuy if you go below $1000. You push all-in and then request a re-buy before the hand is decided. You rebuy $1000 in chips and you win the pot un-contested so you pick up the blinds ($90 – assuming $30/$60 blinds). You now have your original $2000 + $90 in blinds + $1000 in re-buy chips, for a total of $3090.

I would imagine that this works even if you’re not all-in but your current bet puts you temporarily below the re-buy threshold.

Bill Rini
Bill Rini is currently the Head of Online Poker for WSOP. He has been working in the online poker industry since 2004 and has held management roles at Full Tilt Poker and PartyPoker.