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The Chicago Poker Meetup Group Message Board › Tournament Rules at our Free Events

Tournament Rules at our Free Events

mike
Poker_Chicago
Group Organizer
Chicago, IL
Post #: 108
Several members have inquired regarding the rules and procedures for our tournaments. In general the following will apply:

#A1) Have Fun!

1) We will adhere closely to "major tournament procedures" so that the events are as realistic as possible.

2) The prevailing rules will be a combination of: a) Roberts Rules of Poker; b) Clarifications from the Tournament Directors Assocation; c) the old "Hilton's Official Poker Rule Book" (the gold standard for a long time before Robert's came out); and d) a few modifications to fit our timeframe and format. These rules say pretty much the same thing, some are more clear than others are certain topics. The key is we will closely follow major tournament style in order to maximize your learning experience!

3) There is a set of "guiding principles" (such as recognition of experience/ inexperience (and intentionality / unintentionality); the law of randomness; the principle of doing the least harm; etc.) that may clarify specific rules.

4) Ultimately, as everywhere, "the house rules".

Keep in mind that this is a freeze-out tournament rather than a ring-game and there are some important rule differences between the two.

5) Another very important rule is NO GAMBLING. This means: a) No buy-in; b) No wagering for money or things/prizes of value; c) No cash on the table at any time; d) There's to be no solicitation to gamble; e) No "side-betting" etc.

The seminars at the first few events will focus on rules and procedures in greater detail!

If you have a question on a rule, or would like to suggest a rule or rule change, please use this thread.
A former member
Post #: 202
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