24th - 27th August 2018

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Postby Stoolbend » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:29 pm

We will be running our usual free to enter Texas holdem no limit poker tourney for all paid attendees of the LAN.

The poker tourney begins at 21:00 (that's 9PM to you simple folk) on Friday evening.


"But, I don't know how to play poker" I hear some of you cry... Don't panic! Enter anyway and we will help you out. A copy of the basic rules will be available and I will provide small cards that list the winning hands for your reference. The game is a bit of fun, an ideal opportunity to get to know other people at the event and share some beers and be in with a chance to start winning points, and trading them in for prizes!

RULES (Subject to change).
  • All players will have a 2,500 starting stack. (yes, its tree fiddy with a 0 on the end minus 1,000).
  • Blinds start at 25/25 and will be raised every 30 minutes to the levels defined later in this post
  • There will be a maximum of 8 players per table.
  • Starting positions & table are randomly chosen before the tournament starts, typically using a load of paper and a kettle... :)
  • Players will be moved to other tables as/when the tables become unbalanced. The table with the highest number of players will have a player moved to the table with the lowest number of players. The player directly behind the dealer button will be asked to move.
  • One random staff member will be secretly made a bounty player. If that staff member is knocked out of the tourney the person who took them out will instantly win 4 LAN HERO POINTS
  • One random player (non staff) will be made a bounty player. All other players will be told who the target is. If that player is knocked out of the tourney the person who took them out will instantly win 4 LAN HERO POINTS


  1. 25 / 25
  2. 25 / 50
  3. 50 / 100
  4. 100 / 200
  5. 250 / 500
  6. 500 / 1,000
  7. 1,000 / 2,000
  8. 2,000 / 4,000
  9. 4,000 / 6,000
  10. 6,000 / 12,000
The blinds will never increase above level 12, 6,000 / 12,000.

At the start of Level 6, 500 / 1,000 there will be a short 10 minute break to allow for a "Chip Change". All chips with a value of less than 100 will be removed from the table and changed up to higher values. This reduces the number of chips in play at any one time and makes the later game move quicker. Staff will come around to all players and chip change each players stack. This is an ideal time for a smoke break :)

  • Knocking out a bounty player - 4 points
  • 1st Place - 8 Points
  • 2nd Place - 5 Points
  • 3rd Place - 4 Points
  • 4th Place - 3 Points
  • 5th Place - 2 Points
  • 6th Place and lower - FAIL... but we will give you 1 Point for having a go
> Rich .: fuck that
> "Conor - 【=◈︿◈=】": yeah but like
> "Conor - 【=◈︿◈=】": the intro music gives me a stiffy
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Re: [TOURNEY] Poker

Postby Captain Jack » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:46 am

Is tree fiddy with a 0 on the end not 3,500?
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Re: [TOURNEY] Poker

Postby Noodleman » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:03 pm

Captain Jack wrote:Is tree fiddy with a 0 on the end not 3,500?

Ah, you picked up on the subtle rule change ;). Cheers. I've fixed the rule now :D
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