Tourney TEAM Poker Tournament - your thoughts?

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I tried a few searches and didn't find anything except for the Tag-Team WSOP event, so -

I am thinking of having a tournament playing some poker with 3-person teams.
3 tables works best for me to confidently have a full 8 teams
$$$ Amounts can be changed to whatever. $450 per team is close enough for me to figure things out
playing down to 3 instead of 2 per table makes a better final table, but waters down the individual pay back.
(This would be fun at a Meet-up as well)

Have you done this or something similar?
Pick this apart .......


Team Poker Tournament
  • Each team consists of 3 players.
  • 3 table tourney / 8 teams maximum / 1 team member at each table
  • Buy-in $150 per player ($450 per team of 3)
    $100 from each player goes towards the team payout, $50 goes towards the individual payout
  • $15k starting stack, no rebuys no add-ons
  • Each player competes at his own table, playing down to the final two competing for the Individual $$.
    The two left at each table split $50 from each entry at their table. ($400 for 8 players = $200 each)
  • The final two from each table move to the final table of 6 playing for the team $$.
  • Final table clock restarts and each player starts with $50k
  • The final table of 6 plays for the Team $$.
  • 8 teams x $300 per team = $2400 payout to the top 3 finishers
    $1200 / $720 / $480
    Each Final Table pay spot divides the winnings among the 3 team members
    Teams can collect multiple pay spots if they place multiple team members in the top 3.

We've run 23 of these team tournaments. Very successful format IMO. Using SNG's prevents any collusion. The format idea was taken from the Ryder Cup of golf. The heads up matches end the day and it seems to always come down to the final match or two.



The Royal Cup is a team event, consisting of 8 players, in which each member of your team plays 3 different SNG's as well as one heads up NL match. Points are received based on finishing position in the SNG's and are accumulated between all your team members. The team with the highest point value at the end of the event are declared the champions. The point system is at the bottom of this thread for reference.

The schedule/blind structure will not change from what is posted below. Please arrive as early as possible

Schedule

10:00 - 10:30 Registration.
10:30-10:45 Rules. If you have questions before hand just ask.
CARDS FLY AT 10:45 Sharp.

Captains will collect their teams entry fees and pay me directly the full $400 amount.

Side pots are as usual, $2. for high hand in each SNG plus $4 MVP ($10. total). These are strictly optional but do add some fun to the day.

Our 50/50 Points draw is an event where you pull a players name out of a hat and if they are the days MVP you will split the pot with them. So the pot goes to the MVP and the person holding their card.

Also, each variation of poker that day will have a High Hand Jackpot.

Stud
FL Holdem
PL Omaha
NL Holdem

For all the SNGs you must show your hand to be eligible but a showdown does not need to occur. In the Hold em SNGs you must use your 2 hole cards to be eligible for the high hand jackpot.

So for $10 you can enter all the side pots.



10:45 - 2:00 FLHE/Stud (4 players on each team play Stud and 4 play FLHE.)


- Cards are in the air at 10:45am sharp if players are not there they will be blinded out.

7 Card Stud Starting with 5000 Chips
14 min Blinds Ante Bring In SB BB
5 10 20 40
10 20 40 80
20 40 80 160
25 50 100 200
50 100 200 400
Colour Up Break 10 mins
100 200 400 800
200 300 600 1200
200 400 800 1600
300 600 1200 2400
400 800 1600 3200
500 1000 2000 4000
800 1600 3000 6000


These will be the rules for the Stud SNGs
Antes are paid and then the dealer deals 2 cards down and one up per player
After the first three cards have been dealt, the player showing the lowest up card must make what is called a "bring-in" bet.
The bring-in bet, by the way, is the only significant time and place in poker where card suits come into play. The highest suit is spades, followed by hearts, diamonds, and clubs
After the action has been completed on the opening round, the dealer gives a face-up card to each player remaining in the game. The dealing will go in a tradition clockwise fashion. Unlike the first round, where the lowest hand was forced to start the action, in this second betting round, the highest hand on board has the option to start the betting; that is, the player showing the highest hand is called upon first to either bet or check.
On fifth street, you receive your third up card, and then there is a round of betting, again started by the highest hand on board. (This person may be different then the first bettor on 4th street).
Sixth street is virtually identical: an up card is dealt, the highest hand acts first.
The betting on seventh street is identical to sixth street, but the card dealt is the last card you will receive, and it is dealt face down.
There are 4 bets max per round unless heads up where the betting is unlimited.


Fixed Limit Hold em


FL Hold em Starting with 5000 Chips
14 min Blinds SB BB Stakes
25 50 50 100
50 100 100 200
100 200 200 400
150 300 300 600
Colour Up Break 10 mins
200 400 400 800
300 600 600 1200
400 800 800 1600
500 1000 1000 2000
600 1200 1200 2400
800 1600 1600 3200
1000 2000 2000 4000
1500 3000 3000 6000
2000 4000 4000 8000
2500 5000 5000 10000

All rounds of betting will be capped to four bets unless heads up where the betting is unlimited



PLO (approx start 2-2:30) or as soon as all Stud and FLHE is done.

2:00 - 5:00 PL Omaha Starting with 5000 Chips
15 min Blinds
25 50
50 100
100 200
150 300
Colour Up Break 10 mins
200 400
300 600
400 800
600 1200
800 1600
1000 2000
1500 3000
2000 4000
2500 5000



Basic Rules of Omaha are the same as Hold em with the exception of each player being dealt 4 pocket cards and when the showdown occurs the best hand must use 2 pocket cards and 3 community cards.


NLHE
5:00 (or earlier) to 7:30 NL Hold em

NL will start at 5:00 sharp (or as soon as all PLO tables finish). There is no scheduled dinner break as the venue has food to serve on demand.

NL Hold em Starting with 5000 Chips
15 min Blinds
25 50
50 100
100 200
150 300
200 400
Colour Up Break 10 mins
300 600
400 800
500 1000
600 1200
800 1600
1000 2000
1500 3000
2000 4000
2500 5000



7:30 to 9:00 NL Headsup (as soon as two opponents are eliminated from their respective NL tables)

HU Matches should start as soon as you and your opponent are available. Grab a deck and some chips.

If a player leaves and misses their HU match:
- 5 points are automatically awarded to their opponent's team
- a replacement player (from the defaulting team) can step in to play for the other 5 points

Heads Up Start with 5000 Chips
10 Hand Blinds
25 50
50 100
100 200
150 300
200 400
300 600 Capped



Closing Ceremonies. approx. 9pm


PLEASE HAVE THE CHIP LEADER BUY UP ALL THE CHIPS FOR THE CHIP UPS. LEAVE THE LOWER DENOMINATION OF CHIPS IN A SAFE PLACE ON THE TABLE AS THEY WILL BE USED IN THE NEXT ROUND. THE STUD $5 CHIPS CAN BE ELIMINATED ALTOGETHER. THE CHIP LEADER AND THE SHORT STACK AT EACH TABLE ARE ASKED TO ENSURE THE CHIP UPS/CHIP RACE ARE COMPLETE ON THEIR TABLE (OF COURSE ANYONE WILLING TO HELP CAN)


REMEMBER THIS TOURNAMENT IS NUT FREE EVENT DUE TO SOME ALLERGIES THANKS living breathing nuts not included, there are a number of those..

Point System


-----------1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Stud SNG 15 12 9 7 5 3 2 1
FL Hold em 15 12 9 7 5 3 2 1 1 1
Omaha SNG 15 12 9 7 5 3 2 1 1 1
NL Hold em 15 12 9 7 5 3 2 1 1 1
Heads Up 10 0
 

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And yet you run the SQM draft pool which encourages the exact same thing.
Indeed it does, although to a far lesser degree than if all tourney participants had an extra financial stake in the event's results (vs just the four or five draft pickers).
 

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TEAM Poker went off without a hitch last Sat Night.
8 Teams
3 Per Team
It Was A BLAST, definitely something we will do again.
Only 1 of the 8 teams had 2 people make the final
Zero thought of any kind of cheating of collusion - YMMV depending on your player pool.

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Winners playing at the final table for the TEAM $$$

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In spite of indulging in way too many shots, Hero's team took 2nd.

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