I played in the Paris 150K blackjack tournament this past weekend and made it to the semi-finals and prize money. After much on-line discussion/confusion over the past couple of years, here is a comprehensive breakdown of this tournament: SATURDAY: Round 1: (2 of 6 advance) 690 entrants plus 174 re-buys ($100). Sessions are played all day and 288 advanced to Round 2. SUNDAY: Round 2: (2 of 6 advance) 288 players/5 sessions and 96 advance to Round 3. Round 3: (2 of 4 advance) 96 players/3 sessions and 48 advance to Round 4 and in the money. Round 4: (3 of 6 advance) 48 players/1 session and 24 advance to Round 5. Those eliminated get $2,000 Round 5: (1 of 4 advances) 24 Players/1 session and 6 advance to the final table. Those eliminated get $2,000 Finals: 6 players/1 table and all receive prize money In the past, there has been confusion as to the number of advancers per table in early rounds. It has solely to do with the total number of entrants. If, in this case, they had the actual 750 entrants expected (instead of 690), only 1 of 6 would have advanced from Round 1. But then either 3 of 6 would have advanced from Round 2, or 3 of 4 would have advanced from Round 3. It is a given that 48 players advance from Round 3, so any adjustments are geared to achieve that goal. Even though there are 1 or 2 more rounds than in many other tournaments (because of the high number of entrants), I still believe that this is a worthwhile tournament. The skill level is average and quarter-finalists and semi-finalists who don't advance get paid (top 48).