The Poker Club - SCV Rules & Info
- General Info
- The house has the authority to remove any player, at any time, for any period of time, for any violation of any rule.
- The house has the final say in any and all matters.
- Keep your cards and chips on the poker table and in plain view. Keep big chips out front.
- Never touch another player's cards or chips unless instructed to do so.
- Do not bend or mark the cards.
- Card shall be mucked at a low altitude with medium velocity.
- Only the english language may be spoken at the table.
- No stradling in tournament play.
- Proctecting cards is the responsibility of each player. If your cards are mucked and you didn't have them protected (with a chip, marker, weight, etc.) it is your own fault.
- CAN'T SAY THIS ENOUGH. Verbally announce your betting action (i.e. say Raise or Call as you would All-in). 90% of problems at the table can be corrected by following this rule.
- Only one player to a hand.
- Do not reveal your folded cards, either physically or verbally, during action.
- Immediately inform the Tournament Director when a player is eliminated.
- Check-raising is acceptable.
- No rabbit hunting, period. Why? It can give insight into players' hands by reducing the possible number of unknowns. Make a decision and be at peace with it.
- In heads up play, the dealer is the small blind and acts first before the flop.
- No cheating!
- No Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament with limited rebuys and optional Bounty chip.
- Seating Limited to 36 players (Four 9 man tables) You must reserve your seat in advance.
- BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR! If you want to sit you'll need your own chair. A limited amount of chairs MAY be available to rent for $5 each. Folding chairs only, no "bag" chairs or "captains" chairs.
- Your RSVP reserves your chips and a chair. However, if you or your guest is 10 min. late without notice, that seat is up for grabs.
- Be on time! As our group has grown it is increasingly important to be prompt. If you will be late due to traffic or other reasons, please call ahead.
- Once the tourney begins, no other players may buy-in.
- A side game may start once the first table is folded.
- The tourney is over once one player holds all the chips. Last player eliminated is 2nd, 2nd to last player eliminated is 3rd, etc.
- Read the rules. Know them, love them
- $60 Buy-in. $20 rake for Championship
- Each Player receives T1,000 in chips:
- T5 (Red) = 10
- T25 (Green) = 10
- T100 (Black) = 7
- T500 (Purple) = 0
- Unlimited rebuys allowed during the first hour of play. $20 for T1,000.
- 1 Add-on per player is allowed at the break, regardless of player chip stack. Add-on's are $20 for T1,000.
- $10 rake for Championship
- $10 rake (with a maximum of $120) is applied to add-ons for league expenses with balance to be paid to individual tournament pot
- Each table will seat no more than 9 players.
- Seating is determined at random prior to the start of the tournament by the Tournament Director Software.
- In multi-table tournaments, the final table will be 9 players and position will be determined by the Tournament Director Software.
- Seating moves are determined by the Tournament Director Software to keep tables even.
- If you are moved to a blind within two hands you may have the option to sit out until the blind comes back around. You will not be dealt cards during this time.
- BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR.
- A blind is a forced bet by the two players to the left of the dealer (or button). Blind bets are made without looking at your cards.
- Blinds start small (T5 small blind and T10 big blind) and increase in predetermined amounts. A computer will be used for blind progression.
- The large blind is the also the minimum bet allowed. Unless going all-in, the opening bet must be at least equal to the big blind bet and any raise must be at least equal to the previous bet or raise on that betting round.
- Antes may be used in the later stages of the tourney in addition the small and big blind. When posting antes, place the ante directly in front of you and not inside the pot. Dealer will ensure that all antes and blinds have been posted before the cards are dealt.
- In heads up play (two players), the dealer posts the small blind. This way the button won't have the advantage of being last to act on every round of betting during a hand.
- If the dealer has started the shuffle or riffle of the cards when the blinds timer goes off, then that hand is at the prior round level, and blinds will increase the following hand.
- "Dead Button" rule applies. This basically means that the Big Blind never skips a player and that when one of the blinds busts that the dealer position does not change.
- A computer is used to track the blind schedule.
- Any amount of lower denimination chips will be chipped up to a single chip of the next highest demonination at designated breaks.
- 1, 2, 3, or 4, T5 will get you one T25
- 1, 2, or 3 T25 will get you one T100
- 1, 2, 3 or 4 T100 will get you one T500
- 1 T500 will get you one T1,000
- 1, 2, 3 or 4 T1,000 will get you one T5,000
- Bounty chips cost $5.
- Bounties are separate from each mini tournament. A bounty chip may be purchased at the time of the initial buy-in for the tournament.
- If you are knocked out of the game you only need to give up your own bounty chip, not any other bounty chips you may have acquired.
- Once eliminated from the game you may collect $5 for each bounty chip in your possession.
- Bounty chips are lost when you are knocked out the FIRST time. You may rebuy, but are then no longer elligible for bounties.
Players 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Up to 10 60% 40% - - - 11-15 50% 30% 20% - - 16-20 40% 30% 20% 10% - 21+ 40% 30% 15% 10% 5%
- Payouts rounded to nearest $10
- Per player rake for Championship
- A computer is used to calculate payouts based on the table above.
- Points will be awarded for play each tournament.
- Points are awarded based on finishing position and number of players for each tourney.
- 5 points is awarded for each buy-in with 3 points subtracted for each re-buy.
- 2 points are awarded for each player you knock out of each tournament.
- 1 point is subtraced for a add-on.
- Each player's lowest score will be dropped from their overall point total.
- The player with the most points after the regular season games will be declared the regular season winner and receive $100.
- The Championship will be held after 6 regular games on a date posted at the beginning of the season.
- Entry fees and Rebuys will be raked from each game and will be used as the prize pot for the championship.
- No entry fee for eligible players other than $10 for bounties.
- The top ten in points are eligible for the Player Championship.
- Players who can not attend will not be replaced by the next player in points unless fewer than 7 players can attend.
- Substitutions are not allowed for the final table
- Each player will receive 10,000 TC. The regular season first place player will revceive an extra 1,000TC, the second place player will recevice 900TC, third place 800TC, and so on.
- Final Table payouts are approximate and as follows
- 1st = 40%
- 2nd = 30%
- 3rd = 20%
- 4th = 5%
- 5th = 5%
"One Chip" Rule - aka the "Rob Rule"
Next to string-bets, the one chip rule (sometimes referred to as the over-sized chip rule) is probably one the least understood poker rules and can easily confuse new poker players. Simply put, a bet of one chip (or bill) is a call unless you verbally state otherwise. If you are facing a $5 bet and bet one $20 chip - that is a call of $5 and the dealer will refund you $15. if you intend to raise, you must verbally state "raise" before you release your chips or move them forward.
On the first round, the opening bet made with one chip or bill on the first round is considered a call of the bring-in amount (big blind). On any succeeding round, the first bet is equal to the size of the one chip or bill, unless an announcement to the contrary is made.
Substitutions - aka the "Keith Rule"
Due to the lowest tournament score being dropped from each player's total score, substitutions are not allowed for regular season games. Substitutions are never allowed for the Final Table.