Playing in more than one Multi-Table Tournament at the same time can make it difficult to take advantage of individual tournament breaks. With Full Tilt Poker's new Synchronized Breaks, you'll have the chance to "take 5" out of every hour of tournament play without missing a hand.

How Synchronized Breaks Work

Synchronized Breaks will take place at 55 minutes past every hour. For example, if a Tournament starts at 10:15 ET, the tournament clock will stop at 10:55 ET and all hands currently being played will be completed before the break starts. This will ensure that players at tables that finish their hands before all tables have completed their last hand won't miss any of the current blind level. The tournament will then resume exactly five minutes after all tables have completed their hands. This will result in most tournaments resuming at slightly different times. The next Synchronized Break will then take place at 11:55 ET.

Please note that Synchronized Breaks will not occur in the following cases:

  • Tournaments still within the first blind level
  • Sit & Go Tournaments with less than 30 players

For Rebuy/Add-on tournaments the following cases apply:

  • During non-turbo rebuy + add-on tournaments, there will be a 2 minute break when the rebuy period has ended to allow for add-ons.
  • For turbo rebuy + add-on tournaments, there will be a 1 minute break after the rebuy period has ended to allow for add-ons.
  • For rebuy tournaments with no add-ons, there will be a 30 second break at the end of the rebuy period to allow for final rebuys.

Now you can take advantage of the breaks during your extended tournament session. Even when you're playing in more than one Multi-Table Tournament, Synchronized Breaks will let you take time out without missing any of the action.