BIG DOG POKER LEAGUE OPERATIONS
1. Our players are first and foremost our friends. We intend to keep these friendships strong. So, there will be NO cheating, collusion, fighting, or disrespectful conduct allowed. Players must keep the profanity to an absolute minimum. All players MUST be at least 21 years old and have a valid ID. We play no-limit Texas Hold 'Em tournament poker. We are a FREE, non-profit poker
league. Players can win tournament prizes without spending any money at all.
2. The Tournament Director (TD) has the authority to settle disputes, interpret poker rules, move players to balance the poker tables, and is the only person allowed to hand out and collect
poker chips. The TD may also suspend or eject any player in order to maintain pleasant
playing conditions. Any player that has been permanently ejected will NOT be allowed
to play in ANY further tournaments.
3. Big Dog Poker uses a straight poker format. In this format, each player starts with the same amount of chips, and there are NO rebuys or add-ons. A player is eliminated from the tournament when their chips are gone. The top finishers win prizes depending on the number of players in
the tournament. Beginners are always welcome!
4. The Big Dog point system gives 1 point for playing in a tournament; a second point for making the final table; and a third point for winning that tournament. Beginning April 1, 2014, players
that earn at least 18 points in the quarterly tournament cycle will be entered into the next
Top Dog quarterly tournament.
5. The Top Dog tournament will be held at the end of each 3-month cycle. It will be a FREE, one-day tournament with NO rebuys or add-ons. Every player starts with 20,000 chips.
The top 9 finishers will receive cash prizes totalling 100% of the prize fund.
6. Our primary goal is to play FRIENDLY poker, without "soap opera" theatrics. Bad beats
and "suck-outs" are a part of poker. Everyone has given them and has received them.
It IS far better to give than to receive when it comes to suck-outs or bad beats!
7. Breaks and blind levels are timed by the computer. No new hand may be started within one minute before the start of a scheduled break, so that the TD can complete the chip-up.
8. Big Dog Poker reserves the right to deny playing privileges to anyone without explanation.
IT'S FREE IT'S FUN IT'S FRIENDLY
SO SHUFFLE UP AND DEAL!!
Big Dog Poker uses 15-minute Blind Levels to speed play so that our younger players can go to work the next day, and so our retired players can get their sleep. The following blind levels will be used:
1. 25 - 50 2. 50 - 100 3. 75 - 150 4. 100 - 200 10 Minute Break (Color Up $25 Chips)
5. 200 - 400 6. 300 - 600 7. 500 -1000 10 Minute Break (Color Up $100 and $500 chips)
8. 1,000 - 2,000 9. 2,000 - 4,000 10. 3,000 - 6,000 11. 5,000 - 10,000 12. 10,000 - 20,000
13. 15,000 - 30,000 14. 20,000 - 40,000 15. 30,000 - 60,000 16. 40,000 - 80,000
The Tournament Director May Cap the Blinds At Any Time.
(Caps are approximately 10% of the chips in play)