Dates: Friday Nights, starting at 8:00 PM. Please try to arrive early so we can get things started at 8:00 PM. Late Registration is allowed until the first break, at approximately 9:30 PM.
Entry: Entry cost is $20 for a starting stack of 100 starting big blinds. (Usually t5,000 with a starting big blind of t100).
Rebuys & Add-ons:
- Players who bust before the break may buy back in for $20 and receive another starting stack.
- Players who have not used their rebuy option by the break will have the option of adding on at $20 for an additional starting stack’s worth of chips at this time.
Time and blind levels: The game will be scheduled to last approx. three hours, with 20 minute levels, without antes. These levels and blinds are determined by the blind timer at BlindValet.
Prize Pool: The prize pool is as follows:
In a game with 7 or more players:
- 50% of the prize pool goes to the winner.
- 30% of the prize pool goes to second place.
- 20% of the prize pool goes to third place.
Games with 15 or more players are split 50/25/15/10.
Making Deals: Players, at any time, may make deals to split the prize pool money. The deal must be unanimously agreed upon. If no deal is reached, payouts continue as above. To speed play, players are only allowed to propose a deal once per blind level. Making deals is designed to speed the end-game to allow players to get back into the cash game; it should not delay the game.
Here are some suggested chops:
- 4 players left, varying chip-stacks.
- Everyone takes two buy-ins worth, either breaking even or doubling up then and there.
- Play continues, with winner take all for the remaining prize pool.
- 3 players left, varying chip-stacks.
- The chip leader takes 40%, second leader takes 35%, and the short stack takes 25%.
- 3 players left, even-ish chip-stacks.
- Players split the money evenly.
- 2 players left, even-ish chip-stacks
- Both players split both the 1st and 2nd place prizes.
Tournament Specific Rules:
- Showing live hands: In a tournament, a hand revealed before betting is complete is considered “dead.” Do not show your hand until you are absolutely certain it is time to do so or instructed to by Hunter, Bryan or Will.
- You must reveal hands at showdown: In a tournament, you are required to reveal your hand if the hand makes it to showdown, even if you know you’re beat.
Players Unable to Continue:
If a player, by their own actions, is deemed to be unable to continue, or present a physical danger to other players, they will be removed from the tournament, and their chips will be evenly distributed among the players of the table where they were playing. No refunds shall be given. The call will be made by at least two founding members of the club (Hunter, Brian, or Will) or one founding member and the event host.
If a player is unable to continue due to events beyond their control, (birth/death of a family member, emergency medical situation, etc.), they will be removed from the tournament, and their chips will be evenly distributed among the players of the table where they were playing. No refund will be given, but at the judgement of at least two founding members of the club (Hunter, Brian, or Will) they may be offered a free buy-in into the next tournament they attend, though this is not guaranteed.
Rules for multitable tournaments:
Tournaments with 11 or more players are multitable tournaments. If there is a significant imbalance between tables, a player will be moved from the table with the most players, and in the case of two tables having the same number of players, the table that has gone the longest without a move will be selected. The player to move is the player on the button at the “donor” table when the replacement is needed; he or she may play the button, then must move to the last vacated seat of the short table.
When there are 10 players or less, players will move to the final table. Players already seated at the table where the “final table” will be do not need to move. One player at that table will draw for the button position, and the appropriate cards removed and assigned to each player. Players coming in from other tables will draw for seats.