Games & Rules
Poker: Texas Hold’em
Texas Hold’em is a combined women and men event. It is not divided by age category. The event is restricted to the first 40 registered participants.
There will be one dealer at each table. The actual deal will not pass around the table, though the button will. ONLY the dealer is allowed to make change from the pot. If a dispute arises that the dealer cannot resolve, the Tournament Director will have the final say. The tournament will end at the end of the 10th round. If there is no clear-cut winner, the player with the most chips wins the Gold medal.
If a participant is not seated at the beginning of the tournament the participant will still have a seat at the table with their chips on the table. Their chip stack will post all their blinds until the end of the 2nd round. If, at that time that have not yet arrived, their chips will be removed from the table and they will no longer be in the tournament.
For those who want to review how to play No-Limit Texas Hold’em, the following is a Youtube link to How to Play Texas Hold’em for Beginners. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9HYxquQt-M
- Starting stack is 5,000.
- Bounty chip has no value. Each bounty chip at final table receives 1000.
- 15 minute levels.
- 1 small blind, 1 big blind.
Blind Schedule: Small Blind Big Blind
Round 1 25 50
Round 2 50 100
Round 3 100 200
Round 4 200 400
10 Minute break; color up 25.
Round 5 400 800
Round 6 800 1500
Round 7 1000 2000
Round 8 1500 3000
10 Minute break; color up 100 & 500
Round 9 3000 6000
Round 10 6000 12000
Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded for 1st. 2nd, and 3rd place
OFFICIALS: Any circumstances not covered in these rules will be ruled upon by the Tournament Director.