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Life, Drinks, and Poker Message Board › Re: Time Limits At "more established tournaments"

Re: Time Limits At "more established tournaments"

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I tried to respond in a comment but my response was over 1000 words and MU didn't let me post it. So here we go.

First of all, I readily accepted the 30-second rule, and I think it's pretty obvious I did my best to obey by it last night, and I think I actually never even came to close to the limit even once. And what I will say below is not an attempt to advocate for a change of the 30-second rule. I fully accept it, will continue to play by it, and am not trying to get it changed.

But I do want to respond to something Mike said. Quoting: "I think it is something Simon has to know if he wants to play on a table in a casino or more established tournament where people won't be even close to as nice as we are."

I went and looked this up. I've looked up the rules for "more established tournaments" (didn't look up for cash games, so those may be different).

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Poker Tournament Directors Association Official Rules:

http://www.pokertda.com/custom_posts/view-official-tda-rules/­

24: Calling for a Clock

Once a reasonable amount of time has passed & a clock is called for, a player will be given a maximum of one minute to make a decision. If action has not been taken before time expires, there will be a 10-second countdown followed by a declaration to the effect that the hand is dead. If the player has not acted before the declaration, the hand is dead.

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WSOP 2012 Official Rules:

http://www.wsop.com/2012/2012-WSOP-Rules.pdf­

78.
Calling-for-clock: Once a reasonable amount of time, which is no less than two minutes, has passed and a clock is called, a Participant will be given one (1) minute to act. If action has not been taken by the time the minute has expired, there will be a ten (10) second countdown followed by a declaration or stop watch alarm. If a Participant has not acted before the declaration or alarm sounds, the hand will be dead. Tournament Supervisors reserve the right to speed up the amount of time allotted for a clock if it appears that a Participant is deliberately stalling. Any Participant intentionally stalling the progress of the game will incur a penalty in accordance with Rules 39, 102, and 103.

So it would seem to me, Mike, that the time limits at more established tournamets are actually substantially more liberal.
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