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    Announcing Royal Cup XXII Apr 6th, 2019; 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 (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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    Must point out 2 venue rules that have been broken a few times and I have been told that future infractions will mean we will no longer be able to hold the event there. Please make sure all of your team members understand this, I'm sure no one wants to be the cause of this event being terminated.

    1/ NO outside food or beverage. We are getting the place for free so they need to cover their costs through the food and beverage service.

    2/ Absolutely no cash, even loonies and toonies on the tables at any time. In other words they don't want to see it. This is a legal thing to them so very important. I would suggest that perhaps we use chips for flipaments then settle up outside. I think I am even going to have to count the prize money outside in my car, promise I won't take off with it...
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    2/ Absolutely no cash, even loonies and toonies on the tables at any time. In other words they don't want to see it. This is a legal thing to them so very important.[/QUOTE]

    Noted. Thanks comp

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    One more thing I forgot, please bring cash for food/drink as they are getting their debit/credit system overhauled and it may not be working by then. All captains please advise your team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by compuease View Post
    2/ Absolutely no cash, even loonies and toonies on the tables at any time. In other words they don't want to see it. This is a legal thing to them so very important. I would suggest that perhaps we use chips for flipaments then settle up outside. I think I am even going to have to count the prize money outside in my car, promise I won't take off with it...

    Any special instructions for collecting buy-in’s and side bets?

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    Nope, just do it discreetly, ie captains collect the 400 and give to me all together. Side bets is really no big deal, the biggest issue was the flippaments as that is so obvious. As I suggested before, maybe one person be the banker and use chips for that if the need is really there.
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    Can our contact here inquire about an update on the debit/credit machine?

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    Sorry got confirmation on that 2 days ago, it will not be available. Bring cash...
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    Everyone still good for Saturday? Any issues?
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    KitWho? is all confirmed and ready to go.

    See you there Jeff.
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    The Champs are ready.

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    FYI, Our "official" side bets co-ordinator Hobbes is now out, anyone available to take on that job prior to the start?
    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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    Hbk is good...

    Well... Ready, but... You know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by compuease View Post
    FYI, Our "official" side bets co-ordinator Hobbes is now out, anyone available to take on that job prior to the start?
    Job qualifications include:
    - printing between 5 and 7 PDFs (you will not be reimbursed for that pricey colour ink unless comp has money left in the budget)
    - sitting at a table (we are all well practiced)
    - putting checkmarks next to names

    Send resumes by way of PM'ing an email address to g2 (questionable behaviour, someone please warn the mods). Warning: risks aforementioned PDFs being sent!

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    I can print the pdf's and bring them if someone else can do the collecting and checking off... I will be kind of busy with the rest of the setup.
    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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