On poker nights at my house, we play Texas Hold-em tournament style.
Each tournament lasts for 1 1/2 hours, and each round is 15 minutes. And we usually play 4-5 tournaments, as long as people want to stay and play.
The buy in is $20, and you get 2,500 chips to start.
You can buy back in for the first 45 minutes. So if you are eliminated in the first 3 rounds, you can buy back in for $10 and get 1,500 chips.
At the 45 minute mark, there is a chance to add on chips.
If you have less than 1500 chips, you can buy 3,000 chips for $20.
If you have less than 3000 chips, you can buy 1,500 chips for $10.
We then continue to play for the final 45 minutes. No re-buys at this point. And we play for position. We will announce the number of positions paid and the payout during the break.
Round/Blind structure (15 minute rounds)
Round 1: 50/100
Round 2: 100/200
Round 3: 200/400
Break (Add-ons done at this time)
Round 4: 300/600
Round 5: 400/800
Round 6: 500/1000
Winners paid out.
There are some side games that are optional. These will be discussed before starting.