Season 10 Rules

Season 10 Rules

(New features are bolded and underlined)

League Play will consist of ten (10) monthly games to be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month with the Tournament of Champions (TOC) to be held on the 2nd Saturday of November 2016.  The player participation and results will factor into their TOC standing but any player that participates in four (4) League events or wins an event will be invited to the TOC.

Buy in:  $60 – $50 towards the main prize pool, $10 towards the championship.

Starting Stacks:

T10000 for regular season NLHE events with a T1000 bonus for being in your chair on time – as determined by the clock on the TD’s computer
T10000 for regular season PLO/Mixed events (if we host any)
T10000 plus bonus chips for TOC.

League scoring system: Every player will receive a minimum of one point and additional points for each position they finish in. All tournament winners (10) will receive a bonus of two times (2X) the points for winning – all players in the money will get 1/2 as many bonus points as the person ahead of them.

Example:  16 man tournament 16th place =1 point, 15th = 2 points, 14th = 3 points,…and 1st = 32 points (16 for first plus 16 bonus), 2nd = 23 points (15 for second plus 8 bonus), 3rd = 18 points (14 for third plus 4 bonus).

There must be a first and second place for each tournament, chopping allowed but one hand must be played in order to determine 1st place.

Tournament of Champions – Final tournament=  Play in 4 of the 10 League Tournaments and you are you eligible for the TOC. The TOC will have a TBD buyin for 10k stack for all players, plus each player receives an add-on of league points times 50 chips with tournament winners receiving a bonus add-on of 1000 chips.

Example – 10k starting stack plus 2500 chip league point bonus (50 league points times 50 chips) = starting stack of 12250

Payout Structure: Payout top 25% for the Monthly games and the TOC

Blinds: The blind structure will remain constant for each location. A blind timer or clock will also be on display.

High Hand Jackpot – optional: This League will feature a high hand jackpot. The cost is a one-time payment of $20. Players wishing to participate will only be eligible after they have paid into the jackpot. The jackpot is for the length of the tournament, including the championship. Players are responsible for making sure that the tournament director/host witnesses the hand and that it gets recorded. The hand must be played to showdown, and at least one hole card must be in play.

Spring Lakes Poker League House Rules

All House rules below apply, but a not-so-friendly reminder that we are not your wife, mother, or maid. 
If you don’t pick up after yourself you will suspend you for 1 game for the first offense 
and permanently for a second offense.

House & Property

The house has the authority to remove any player, at any time, for any period of time, for any violation of any rule.

◦   No smoking except cigars at Dave’s Poker Room

◦   No Credit, IOU’s or Checks

◦   Events are BYOB

◦   Please clean up after yourself. The House is not your wife or mother.

◦   Please use the basement door in the rear of the house.

◦   Please keep the basement door closed at all times.

At the Table

◦   Only the English language may be spoken at the table.

◦   Good behavior and sportsmanship is expected; anything less than that is unacceptable.

◦   No speaking on a phone at the table.

◦   Do not bend or mark the cards.

◦   Keep your cards and chips on the table and in plain view.

◦   Keep your big chips out front.

◦   Never touch another player’s cards or chips.

◦   Talking at the table is permitted. Players not in the hand should refrain from influencing the play.

◦   Do not reveal your folded cards, either physically or verbally.

◦   Never reveal another player’s mucked cards!

◦   Chips put into the pot stay in the pot! If you made a mistake betting you lost your chips.

League Play

◦   There must be a winner each night. Chopping is allowed but one hand will be played to determine the winner.

◦   The TD must see any hand that is to be considered for the High Hand pot.

◦   Any ruling or decision that is not covered by a house rule will be made by the Host of the event and will be final.

The Game

◦   There is never any rake.

◦   The ‘Dead Button’ rule will be used.

◦   Do not ‘read’ the board possibilities out loud.

◦   The One Chip rule will be used and enforced.

◦   No rabbit-hunting (seeing what the next cards would have been) unless it is requested

◦   Do not ask for deck changes.

◦   Chopping (splitting) blinds is not permitted.

◦   If a player’s card is exposed, show the card to the entire table, continue dealing in order and then give the player with the exposed card the last card.

The Action

◦   Do not act out of turn.

◦   Act in an appropriate amount of time when it is your turn. If you are not at the table when the action is on you, your hand will be folded.

◦   Please verbally announce your betting action.

◦   Do not splash the pot.

◦   Check-raising is acceptable and … encouraged!

◦   String bets are not allowed.

◦   Only one player to a hand.

◦   Players who are all-in must reveal their hands.

◦   Both hole cards must be revealed in a showdown to win.

◦   The cards speak for themselves.

◦   Do not ‘slow-roll’. Turn over your winning hand promptly.

Courtesy

◦   If you are dealing please keep the game moving and rake all mucked cards.

◦   If you are shuffling please does so by the next hand – the shuffle is with the previous hand’s dealer.

◦   Pay attention to the play on the table and know when it is your turn and what action it is to you.

 

RULES ARE ALWAYS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND ADAPTATION. HOST IS THE ULTIMATE ARBITER OF DISPUTES

 


Download PDF of Blinds and Payouts >>

LEVEL SB BB ANTE TIME ACTUAL
8:00 PM
1st $25 $50 0:25 8:25 PM
2nd $50 $100 0:25 8:50 PM
3rd $100 $200 0:25 9:15 PM
4th $200 $400 0:25 9:40 PM
5th $300 $600 0:25 10:05 PM
BREAK 1 CHIP UP 0:05 10:10 PM
6th $400 $800 0:25 10:35 PM
7th $400 $800 $100 0:25 11:00 PM
8th $500 $1,000 $200 0:25 11:25 PM
9th $600 $1,200 $300 0:25 11:50 PM
10th $800 $1,600 $400 0:25 12:15 AM
Break 2 CHIP UP 0:05 12:20 AM
11th $1,000 $2,000 $500 0:20 12:40 AM
12th $1,500 $3,000 $500 0:20 1:00 AM
13th $2,000 $4,000 $1,000 0:20 1:20 AM
14th $2,500 $5,000 $1,000 0:20 1:40 AM
Break 3 CHIP UP 0:05 1:45 AM
15th $3,000 $6,000 $1,000 0:20 2:00 AM
16th $4,000 $8,000 $2,000 0:20 2:20 AM
17th $5,000 $10,000 $2,000 0:20 2:40 AM
18th $6,000 $12,000 $3,000 0:20 3:00 AM
PAYOUTS
10 players or less 11-15 players
Sample % Sample %
10 Players 15 players
1st $320 65% $380 50%
2nd $180 35% $230 32%
3rd  –  – $140 18%
4th  –  –  –  –
16-18 players
Sample %
18 Players
1st $450 50%
2nd $230 25%
3rd $140 16%
4th $80 9%