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Texas hold’em

Division A | B | C | D | E | F

Event Information

Combination Team Format
4 Players 
No gender requirements 

Location

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

Roster Deadline 

September 9

Game Days

Wednesday | September 16
6:30 p.m. 
All Divisions

Thank You Partners 

TEXAS HOLD’EM

Check in Procedure

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

Appropriate identification must be presented at the time of registration. 

Acceptable forms of ID

EVENT CHECK IN

WAIVERS
Team Captains must have their rosters completed and online by the date referenced on the individual rules. These rosters will be used by Corporate Challenge staff to print the Team Waivers that will be signed at event check-in. Players present their identification to the volunteers at the registration desk and all team members must sign the form.

CHECK IN

All players must check-in at the registration table prior to their initial game. Please refer to individual events for clarifications on check-in. Each participant must sign the team waiver form, and must produce identification.

 Participation in the Richardson Corporate Challenge is restricted to company employees, retirees, contractors and spouses. In order to ensure fairness, participants will be asked to produce at least one acceptable form of ID.

ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF ID

– An employee photo ID (security) card
– Driver’s license
– Other photo ID

OTHER ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF ID

– A company benefits card
– A letter signed by the company’s human resources department verifying that the participant is employed by the company.
– A company pay stub, or photocopy
– An official company business card
– A corporate credit card

NO ID = NO PLAY, NO EXCEPTIONS
Team Captains must have the Team Roster completed and online by the deadline located on each event rule page.

UNACCEPTABLE FORMS OF ID

– Letters from human resources with a ‘fill in the blank’ for the employee name.
– Personal credit cards or other non-photo ID cards

Participation Points 

– If a team finishes all scheduled games with no forfeits they will earn 30 participation points. 

– Top 3 teams in each division will be awarded 4 medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places

Substitution Information

– Substitutions must be made prior to the start of the competition 

– Substitutions for this event are not gender specific

Uniforms 

– There is no uniform requirement, but it is encouraged that each company wear their Corporate Challenge shirt 

Corporate Challenge will provide

– All equipment 

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 is given the same starting chip stack. 

– Final rankings will be based on divisions after final elimination times have been recorded 

– Seat assignments will be pre-deteremined through a blind draw, every effort to avoid same company participants at a table will be taken into consideration.   

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 

– If a player conducts themselves in an unsportanslike manner the player may be removed from the tournament. This will be at the descretion of the event coordinator. 

Shuffle 

– The dealer will shuffle a standard 52 card deck 

– The “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 goes 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

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 2 players who posted the blinds, player 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.

– Dealer 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 the big blind

– The minimum raise is going to be the amount of the previous bet to raise called

Ex. In a $100/$200 no limit game, the minimum you can raise before the flop is going to be $400..you are calling the $200 blind and then raising $200. If you make it $400 the next player to act can raise to a minimum of $600. 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 posisble 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

Chip Value

Chip Value
Red $25
White $100
Green $500
Black $1,000
Blue $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 1,000
1,000 2,000
10 Minute Break
2,000 4,000
3,000 6,000
10 Minute Break
5,000 10,000
10,000 20,000

 

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