In this tournament, unless you don`t catch a Royal you stand no chance at winning anything without using Gamble Feature. (Gamble Feature consist in dealer revealing a card and you to pick another card from 4 face down cards: - if you pick higher than what the dealer shows you win, if you pick equal rank its a tie and if you pick lower you lose) (The game is Jack or Better - so no jokers, no wild cards at the gamble feature) My question would be how to use this gamble feature ? Try doubling anything and hope to win 8-9 consecutive winners or use it in 3 of a kind or even higher rank hands for only 5-6 gamble winners ? For example lets say the max bet is 50 and you start with a 200 balance. And your target is 10000. For unlimited re-buys, how many re-buys would you need on average to reach your 10000 target if you try and double in anything that comes up, and how many times would you need if you do a hand selection ? And, if to go with the hand selection would be the optimal strategy, how would look this hand selection ? Paytable returns are as follow: Jacks or better - 1xbet , two pairs - 2xbet , 3 of a kind - 3xbet , straight - 4xbet , flush - 6xbet , full house - 9xbet , 4 of a kind - 25xbet , straight flush - 50xbet , royal - 800xbet.