# Tournaments - N Stack tournaments - FAQ Summary

**What are N-Stack tournaments?**

In a N-stack tournament, the player will receive N stacks of M chips and can decide how many stacks to keep in reserve to use later.__Example:__

In a 3 stack tournament, the player will receive 3 stacks of 1,000 chips and can bring as little as 1,000 chips to the table at the start - holding 2 stacks of 1,000 chips in reserve. Reserved stacks can be added to the player’s stack at any time.**What is meant by a stack in an n-stack tournament?**

Each stack can be thought of as a bullet and players can fire bullets.**What is the minimum amount of stacks I can use at the start of an N-stack tournament?**

You can start with as little as 1 stack**What is the maximum amount of stacks I can use at the start of an N-stack tournament?**

You can start with the full amount of stacks.

Please note that the number of stacks will depend on the individual tournament.**What happens if I don’t use my extra stacks?**

All unredeemed stacks will be put into play either when the late registration is closed or when the tournament reaches a certain level (details will be specified in the tournament lobby)**How many Fish Points do I receive in an n-stack tournament?**

Fish points will be awarded based on the tournament fee and subject to the same criteria as in a regular tournament.