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Texas Hold'Em

Divisions: A AA B BB C D

While not the world series of poker, this exciting event is sure to entertain!

   
Evaluation: Please take a moment and evaluate this past years event.
   
Format:

Combination Team Format, Open Competition: 
Each team will field four (4) participants in any combination of male or female.

   
Roster Due:

TBA

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

   
Game Days:

TBA

Thursday, September 26
Play begins: 6:30 p.m.

   
Rain-Out: TBD
Rain-Out Line: 972-744-4301
   
Location:

Richardson Civic Center - Grand Hall
411 W. Arapaho Rd
Richardson, TX 75080

   
Practice:

There will be no scheduled practices.

   
Check-In
Procedure :

Athletes should check in each day at the registration desk at least 30 minutes prior to their scheduled competition.


Appropriate identification must be presented at the time of registration.

 

See Identification Segment for acceptable forms of ID

   
Substitution Information: Substitutions must be made prior to the start of competition. Substitutions for this event are not gender specific.
   
Corporate Challenge Will Provide: All equipment.
   
Scoring:

Participants will earn points based on when they are eliminated from the game.
If multiple players are eliminated on the same hand the player who went “all in” with the most chips will be awarded the later elimination. Points earned by each participant will be totaled to establish a teams overall rank.

   
Participation
Points :

A complete team will earn 30 participation points. Complete teams will consist of of 4 participants.

   
Uniforms:

There is no uniform requirement, but it is recommended that each company wear their Corporate Challenge shirts.

   
Governing
Body :

There is no general governing body for this event. 

  • The game will be No Limit Texas Hold’em and will be a Freeze Out tournament. Each participant will be given the same total of chips.  PLEASE NOTE: All participants will compete in one tournament and there will be one overall winner.  However, final rankings will be based on divisions after final elimination times have been recorded.  At the start of the tournament it will be a complete blind draw.
  • Shuffle: The dealer will shuffle a standard 52-card deck. A round disc "dealer button" or “the button” moves clockwise from player to player with each hand. The button marks which player would be the dealer if the deal were advanced from player to player as the game went along.
  • Blinds:The two players to the left of the dealer (the button) will post the blinds.
    • The player to the left of the dealer “the button” will post the “Little Blind” and the second player left of the dealer will post the “Big Blind.”
    • The blinds will be raised every 20 minutes.Starting chip count will be 5,000.

     

    Blinds:
    First Round of Play
    Little Big
    25 50
    50 100
       
    10 Minute Break
    100 200
    200 400
    300 600
       
    10 Minute Break
    500 1000
    1000 2000
       
    Second Round of Play
    Little Big
    1000 2000
    2000 4000
    3000 6000
       
    10 Minute Break
    5000 10000
    10000 20000
       

    Chip Value: Red - $25

    White - $100

    Green - $500

    Black - $1000

    Blue - $5000

  • Deal: Each player will be dealt two cards, face down. These are known as the "hole cards."
  • Betting Begins: A round of betting takes place, beginning with the player to the left of the two who posted the blinds. Players can call, raise, or fold when it's their turn to bet.
  • The Flop: After the first betting round, the dealer discards the top card of the deck. The dealer then flips the next three cards face up on the table.  After the flop, another round of betting takes place, beginning with the player to the left of the dealer (the button). During this and all future rounds of betting, players can check, call, raise, or fold when it's their turn to bet.
  • Betting- The minimum bet must equal or exceed the Big Blind. 
    Note: If a "hole" card inadvertantly flips over during the deal the hand will be declared dead and a redeal will occur with the same dealer.
  • Fourth Street or Turn: The dealer burns another card and plays one more face up onto the table. This, the fourth community card, is called the "turn" or "Fourth Street."
    The player to the left of the dealer (the button) begins the third round of betting.
  • Fifth Street or River: The dealer burns another card before placing the final face-up card on the table. This card is called the "river" or "Fifth Street."
  • Final Betting and The Winner: Players can now use any combination of seven cards to form the best possible five-card Poker hand.
  • The fourth and final round of betting starts with the player to the left of the dealer (the button).
  • After the final betting round, all players who remain in the hand reveal their cards. The player who made the initial bet or the player who made the last raise shows their cards first.
  • The player with the best cards wins.
  • Elimination:  When a player is eliminated they must report to the scoring table with their card that has the elimination time recorded.  Elimination times will determine overall rankings within the divisions.