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1. Basics
2. Buyin/Rebuys
3. Chips
4. Blinds Structure
5. Payouts
6. Rules/Messages
7. Get Supplies
8. Setup Tables
9. Run the Tourney!
10. Share Results

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Step 4 of 10: Determine Blinds Structure

One of the keys to managing a successful poker tournament is setting up the blinds to that the tournament ends close to the promised time.  Some people like to double the blinds every 30 minutes or so; I prefer to sometimes double and sometimes increase a set amount to keep the blinds at easy to determine amounts.  For example, rather than going from 400/800 to 800/1600, I would jump from 400/800 to 500/1000.  These numbers are easier to work with. 

When using Poker Tournament Manager Deluxe, the tournament setup wizard will automatically setup your blinds for you based on how many players you expect and the amount of time you want to allow for your tourmament.  You can adjust the levels manually as well if desired. 

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