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    Announcing Royal Cup XXI Nov 3rd, 2018; Discussion thread

    The Royal Cup of Poker XX will take place at the same location as the last one.

    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

    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 ALLERGY'S 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
    If someone doesn't hate you, you're a wimp... comp: circa 2012.. and now 2013 as well, quite likely continuing into 2014, Now confirmed as CONTINUING well into 2014. Ah, f'it, 2015's just more of the same..

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    FYI, we will not have access to the venue until 9:30'ish the morning of so it may be a little scrambly prior to start. If a couple of extra people could show up shortly after that to assist in setting up prior to 10 it might be of value, counting chips, cards, etc.
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    I am pretty sure that if Trigs wins MVP again this year I will quit poker and start playing competitive ping pong.

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    No one has ever won 2 in a row... Can't happen.... I'll play competitive rummoli. Ping pong is too strenuous.. Although I did used to love it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toronto Pimp View Post
    I am pretty sure that if Trigs wins MVP again this year I will quit poker and start playing competitive ping pong.
    Is that a bet?

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    Please pass on to all team members as this was sent to me by the venue... Reminder there is no debit..

    Hi Jeff, I will be in to show the hall Saturday before your event at 9:30. I thought that it may be a good idea to forward a few reminders;

    • We are unable to provide cash back, please remind your guests in attendance that bringing cash is a good idea.
    • Bar tabs are available with a valid credit card that is asked to be settled prior to 9:00 pm please. We will make you aware of any open tabs prior to the end of the evening.
    • We ask that no outside food or beverage be brought into the facility and that all foods/beverage be purchased from the facility.
    • A reminder that all smoking is asked to be where the butt station is by the front double doors.
    • The golf facility is closed and as such we ask that your guests remain in the facility and off of the course please.
    • As well, a reminder that the kitchen and bar open at 11:00 am
    • The kitchen will close at 7:00 pm
    • The bar will close by 8:30 pm
    We encourage any of the attending guests to leave their cars in the parking lot to be picked up at a later time if alcohol is being consumed.
    If someone doesn't hate you, you're a wimp... comp: circa 2012.. and now 2013 as well, quite likely continuing into 2014, Now confirmed as CONTINUING well into 2014. Ah, f'it, 2015's just more of the same..

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    What a great day as always...

    Big thanks for Compuease, DataMn, g2, and everyone else that had a part in putting this lovely event together. I can say with a brand new rookie on HBK that he said he loved it, and can't wait for the next one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTyore View Post
    What a great day as always...

    Big thanks for Compuease, DataMn, g2, and everyone else that had a part in putting this lovely event together. I can say with a brand new rookie on HBK that he said he loved it, and can't wait for the next one.

    Mark
    ^^ This. Had a couple of new to the Royal players and got the same feedback. Great time, really well run.

    Was a tough tough day for KitWho? but, congrats to the winners and hopefully see you all in the Spring.
    7 Time Royal Cup (V/IX/XII/XIII/XVII/XIX/XX) Champ with Kit Who? - 2 time Royal Cup MVP

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    As the champions, Shady had a great time. Thanks again to the small group of guys that organize the event every year, I understand itís not a small amount of work or time required.

    Curious question and I hope this doesnít come across as too arrogant or whatever but Iím wondering if we have stats for previous events. Our round 2 was pretty crazy at 99 points.

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    Appreciate the thanks, everyone chips in so it makes it pretty easy for all of us... Not sure I can keep organizing this forever though. At some point I would like to hand it over to someone younger... Oh wait,,, that's pretty well all of you, except for Big Bob.

    One thing I did hear though a few people mentioned to me the cost of food and drinks has really escalated the last few times. I agree and noticed it as well. The other thing I would like them to bring back is the beef stew and the soup..$2.50 fo a bottle of water which costs them 8 cents is ridiculous. Essential we are paying a similar cost to what we would at a baseball or hockey game, although maybe it is fair since we do have the venue for free.

    Can you poll some of your players and let me know what they think? Keep on mind that we don't really want to change location so we don't have a lot of leverage... I'm perfectly fine to leave it alone if that is the consensus.
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    I do have the stats but not really well organized, let me have a look and I'll see if I can come up with some interesting records.
    If someone doesn't hate you, you're a wimp... comp: circa 2012.. and now 2013 as well, quite likely continuing into 2014, Now confirmed as CONTINUING well into 2014. Ah, f'it, 2015's just more of the same..

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    A couple of emails I received this morning.

    Hey guys,
    Great to see everyone yesterday at the Royal Cup! Thanks to Comp, G2 and TPimp for organization and team swag and such. I appreciate all of the hard work that goes into organizing an event like this...it’s run very well. Also big thanks to Al (Data_man) who is now 2-0 vs me in head up.. thanks for TDing this awesome poker day!

    Pocketstwos

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    Nothing says poker like an embroidered diaper and leather vest!!!
    Had a great time, Mike, thanks for the shirt,

    Ddmilcan
    If someone doesn't hate you, you're a wimp... comp: circa 2012.. and now 2013 as well, quite likely continuing into 2014, Now confirmed as CONTINUING well into 2014. Ah, f'it, 2015's just more of the same..

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    Great day as always thanks for organizing!
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    Thanks Comp, Al and G2 I know you guys put in a lot of effort behind the scenes to keep this running like a fine oiled machine. I certainly appreciate your efforts.

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    I have a small sample size within my team with regards to our thoughts on the prices of the food and drink. The prices are high, relative to your average bar/pub, but itís fair for what we get in return - which is not just the food and drink.

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