In a Shootout Tournament, tables are not balanced as players are knocked out. Play continues on each table until there is only one player remaining. Once all tables in this first ’round’ have played down to a winner, those table winners are reseated at new tables and a second ’round’ begins.
At the start of each round, surviving players’ chips reset to the original tournament starting stack, as does the blind level.
Subsequent rounds continue in this way until all of the prize winning positions have been filled and the tournament has an outright winner.
Shootout Tournaments can be configured to seat different number of players per table, from heads-up (two players) to nine-handed tables.