Disconnect Extra Time

While each user is responsible for his or her own Internet connection, we make an effort to help a player if he is disconnected during the final stages of a tournament that has a buy-in. We give the player disconnect extra time (DET) to act before his hand is folded.

  • For regular multi-table tournaments, the DET is available only at the final table. The DET is as follows:
    • First action: 240 seconds
    • Second action: 120 seconds
    • Third action: 60 seconds
    • Fourth (and subsequent) actions: No extra time added, but as the player is "sitting-in", he/she will get the regular time to act before being folded.
  • For sit and go tournaments with fewer than forty-five players, the DET is available when you are down to the number of players that will be paid plus one. For example, four players are paid in an 18-player Sit & Go, so DET will be available when there are five players remaining. The DET is as follows:
    • First action: 120 seconds
    • Second action: 60 seconds
    • Third (and subsequent) actions: No extra time added, but as the player is "sitting-in", he/she will get the regular time to act before being folded.
  • For heads-up tournaments, the DET is available throughout the tournament. The DET is as follows:
    • First action: 120 seconds
    • Second action: 60 seconds
    • Third (and subsequent) actions: No extra time added, but as the player is "sitting-in", he/she will get the regular time to act before being folded.

For all actions above, the player will remain in "sitting-in" state after being folded, and will therefore be given the indicated amount of time when action returns to them.

Note that for all tournaments, the DET is reset each time the user reconnects. So suppose a player is at the final table of a multi-table event, disconnects, and is down to 30 seconds per action, then reconnects. If he disconnects again, he'll start with 240 seconds for his next action.

During any time that the system is waiting on a disconnected player, the tournament clock (that raises blind levels) is stopped.

Note: The rules described above may vary between tournaments; therefore not all tournaments will necessarily behave exactly as described. DET may not be provided for each tournament; we reserve the right to change these rules without prior notification.

Again, we remind you that you, the player, are responsible for your Internet connection. If you lose (or place lower in) a tournament because of your Internet connection, we take absolutely no responsibility for that.

Are you a new player?
Download the Free Poker Software

Just download the free PokerStars software to start playing. Downloading the software is simple.

Play Poker

Learn How to Download the Poker Software