$40 NLHE Bounty Tournament Near Tampa FL - Sat Jul 11th - 6pm

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Hosting a single-table bounty tournament in my new poker room, here's the details:

DATE: Saturday, July 11th
TIME: 6pm - 10pm (structure should run around 4 hrs, give or take)
BUYIN: $40 (no rebuys or add-ons. $30 to prize pool, $10 for bounties)
FOOD: Will provide soda/water, byob. Plan to chip in $5 for pizza or Chinese for the group.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Game is 100% non-smoking. You can't even go outside to smoke and come back in. If you show up and your clothes smell like smoke or you just smoked before you came and it's on your breath I will have to turn you away. My wife is extremely sensitive to smoke.

We also have two indoor cats. They are friendly and don't scratch, but prefer to sniff your hand before you just start petting them . The poker room will be closed off with an A/C unit running, the cats are not allowed inside, no matter how cute they look. If you have allergies, plan to take something just in case.

We aren't playing for life changing money here, so please act respectful of others win or lose. Bad attitudes, berating other players, etc. will not be tolerated, keep it friendly (friendly ball-busting is encouraged, we are all grown-ups)



THE GAME ROOM

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THE STRUCTURE


Starting Stack: 10,000
Level Length: 20 minutes

25/50
50/100
75/150
100/200
150/300

**color up 25 chips**

200/400
300/600
400/800
600/1200
800/1600

**color up 100 chips**

1K/2K
1.5K/3K
2K/4K

PAYOUTS

Based on 10 players

1st: $150
2nd: $90
3rd: $60

Bounties: For each player you eliminate, you collect their pink bounty chip and when you are done playing you get $10 for each one. You can never lose other players bounty chips you've collected. If you are eliminated your opponent wins only your bounty chip, you still get paid for other players chips you've won.


SOME BASIC CASINO-STYLE RULES THAT WILL BE IN EFFECT

These are rules I often find in casinos, and I have used them when hosting to ensure the game is fair and that the players won't walk into a casino and make some of the more common mistakes.

One-Player To A Hand/Collusion: This means you should not encourage someone to call another players bet (hey, it's only another 500, you should call!) or agree with a player to check-it down when a third player is already all-in. You play your game, let others play theirs.

Verbal Declarations Are Binding: On tv people often say "I call, and I raise". If you did this in a casino poker room, your action would be ruled a "call" since that was the first action you declared, and you would be unable to raise. If you plan to raise, you should announce "raise" so there is no confusion.

Larger Chips Used To Bet/Raise: If the blinds are 25/50 and you place one chip with a value of 1,000 onto the felt and say nothing about raising prior to this chip being placed on the felt, you have only called 50, you have not raised to 1,000. If, however, you use multiple chips it will be ruled a raise (i.e. blinds are 25/50 and you place two chips each with a value of 500 onto the felt)

String Bets: When making a bet or raise, you should put all of the chips into the pot in one motion. If you will be unable to make your bet in one motion, you should verbally announce the amount you are raising to, so there is no confusion.

Checking Motions: A player who taps their fingers/hand on the table when it is their turn to act/bet will be ruled to have checked and passed their option to bet. So if you usually tap your finger(s) or your cards against the table while you are thinking about what to do, this will be considered a check.

Table Banter While In A Hand: Many casinos do not allow this, but I do permit it, only when players are heads-up and there are no other players involved in the pot. Then players may ask questions of one another (if I fold will you show, you got the straight? etc)

Giving Away The Goose: You remember when you folded that 72 and the flop comes 772? Don't suddenly make a big production about it, because you're giving away that you had a hand that hit the board hard and the players still in the hand have decisions to make and shouldn't have this info. The same holds true for when the flop comes paired, or with a flush or a straight possible. Don't speak up and say "who has the [flush/straight/full house?]" Just because YOU noticed those hands are possible doesn't mean everyone is paying attention, and you may give away something that helps another player (and you shouldn't be helping other players to win)
 

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Cash game as players are eliminated?
 

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I'm going to blatantly steal that rule listing for my next tournament (except for reading the board out loud). Very well put together. Might be lucky enough to have three players read it.
 

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weird, I quoted a post from pltry but it doesn't show up here anymore
 

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Weird, I'm not seeing pltry's post still (now at work computer)
 

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Hey, there is no poultry in pltrgyst!

(Puck-puck, puck-puck -- It's Chickenman!)
 

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now it seems to be working again, can see pltrgyst. Looks like you're about 40-50 minutes south of me :)
 

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I'm on east coast but If I can find another reason to get over that way then maybe I can make it.
Maybe some fishing in the bay?
 

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I'm on east coast but If I can find another reason to get over that way then maybe I can make it.
Maybe some fishing in the bay?
We do have water here on the west coast of florida and i believe it too contains fish [emoji1]
 

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Nah, there's a group from Meetup.com that plays nearby and some of them will be playing. These are folks who were limp-calling shoves with 56, 48 s00ted, K7 s00ted, etc. plus thinking that their kicker played on a 5679x board when three players had 8x without a T in the hole (girl thought her Ace kicker played) Fortunately everyone else realized how it worked, but was still kinda crazy
 

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Nah, there's a group from Meetup.com that plays nearby and some of them will be playing. These are folks who were limp-calling shoves with 56, 48 s00ted, K7 s00ted, etc. plus thinking that their kicker played on a 5679x board when three players had 8x without a T in the hole (girl thought her Ace kicker played) Fortunately everyone else realized how it worked, but was still kinda crazy

Time to go fishing!
 

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I have seven of my ten seats spoken for, this game will fill up, so rsvp soon if you want in. I will do a wait list just in case of any last minute cancellations.
 

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Game is now full at 10 players, and I already have one on the waitlist. If anyone else wants in on the waitlist please send me a pm, thanks!
 

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I was about 70/30 on attending but I guess I was too slow.
Can you put me on the wait list? I'll drive over there if a spot opens up.
 

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Sure thing, will send you a pm! Oh wow, you're over 2 hours away from Brandon! Well, if a spot opens up I'll let you know asap!
 

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I do cash and tourney nights separate from one another. I've found that to be significantly smoother

really? If space is a problem then I would understand. However, most tourney's I choose to play in is usually because a cash game will follow.

Good Luck. Looking forward to seeing the chips in action.
 

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really? If space is a problem then I would understand. However, most tourney's I choose to play in is usually because a cash game will follow.

Good Luck. Looking forward to seeing the chips in action.

If I was running a two table tourney and had extra space for cash games maybe, but when it's just a one-table tourney I've found doing cash games on the same night to be difficult. Probably because I structure my tourneys to be deepstacked with lots of play, so you aren't busted in the first hour.
 

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If I was running a two table tourney and had extra space for cash games maybe, but when it's just a one-table tourney I've found doing cash games on the same night to be difficult. Probably because I structure my tourneys to be deepstacked with lots of play, so you aren't busted in the first hour.


I understand. Hell, if I was hosting a 6 player tourney I'd try to get a cash game as players were eliminated. A 10 player tourney is plenty :) Hell, I recently played heads up cash waiting for more players, lol.
 

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Spot just opened up so I messaged Greg (Fish72) to see if he can still make it. Would be awesome to host a couple of chippers!
 

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Down a little at the first break. Squeezed Gnu out of a pot preflop with some unknown cards since he is following this thread. [emoji12]
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