Players will begin with $2,500 in chips and proceed through a series of rounds until there is one winner. Blinds will begin at 25-25 and each round will last 15 minutes.
(Rounds last 15 minutes)
BREAK (10 Minutes)
Add On 5,000
end of "re-buys"
(remove 25 chips)
Lunch & Auction
(remove 100 & 500 chips)
(remove 1,000 chips)
Additional rounds will be added as necessary
Rounds may be lengthened or shortened, depending on time
NO MONEY WILL BE AWARDED.
Players are playing for fun and donated prizes.
The Tournament will begin at 11:00 am sharp. Doors will open at 10:00 AM. Tickets will be available at the door but to guarantee a seat PLEASE pre-register. Players may register to play up until the beginning of Round 5
All Players will start the tournament with $2,500 in chips. Returning Poker Players from previous "Poker with Jimmy" Events will be given $100 extra per first time friend they bring to this year's event ($500 max).
All Penn State Students and Penn State Alumni will receive an extra $100 in chips.
All Players who bring a printed "Poker With Jimmy" flyer will receive an extra $100 in chips.
The Tournament Director will seat players.
All disputes will be resolved by the Tournament Director. The rulings of the Tournament Director are final.
Rounds will be 15 minutes, however, rounds may be lengthened or shortened depending on time.
A player is eliminated when he/she is out of chips - see "re-buy" and "add-on" below.
Tables will be combined as players are eliminated.
No one younger than 18 may play unless accompanied by an adult.
The poker tournament will include three “re-buy's”. If a player runs out of chips before the end of the fourth round, that player will be given a new set of chips. This is commonly known as a “re-buy”. Any player who has not used 3 re-buys by the end of the fourth round may use a "re-buy" and forfeit there stack in exchange for a new starting stack.
Each player still in the tournament will be given 5000 more in chips at the end of the third round. This is commonly known as a “add-on”.
The re-buy and add-on are included in the game. A suggested donation to Penn State Dance Marathon "THON" of $20 for the re-buys and $10 for the add-on. Donations are completely up to the players. A player may choose to donate more, less or none at all. No donations are required to receive the re-buy or add-on.
Donations to "THON" are separate from the poker tournament. No donation to THON is required to play. This is a free event.
No money will be awarded to the winners of the poker tournament. Players are playing for FUN and DONATED PRIZES.
If a player chooses to leave the game and is not out of chips, the player may select a new player to finish the game using his/her chips. The new player must not be playing in the tournament at the time the player wishes to leave the game. The leaving player's chips must stay on the table where the player was seated and the new player will occupy that seat.
Chips may not be passed from one player to another, except as noted above.
Initial raises must be at least twice the value of the initial bet. Re-raises must be at least twice the value of the previous raise.
If a player intentionally exposes a card or cards during a hand, that players hand is dead.
On tables with no provided dealer, players will pass the deal. If the dealer accidentally exposes a card while dealing, the exposed card will be replaced with the would be burn card.
The dealer is responsible for ensuring blinds are posted.
Players are encouraged not to splash the pot.
Players not in the hand are encouraged not to talk about the hand while the hand is in progress.
If a player exposes their hand to any player at the table, they must show all players.
Collusion is prohibited.
All in bets- if a player goes all in and does not meet the criteria for a legal raise, all remaining players still in the hand may continue to re-raise the pot. However, the player who made a raise right before the all-in may not re-raise.
Verbal bets are binding.
Players may be penalized for breaking any rules at the discretion of the Tournament Director.
Players in the hand may talk about the hand as long as they don't give away the contents of their hand.
Rules are subject to change.
Prizes are subject to change.