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GRAND FINAL

Genting Luton 19/11/2017
Registration: 14:30
Start: 15:00

League Results

Name Weighted
Venue
Points
Kev Cannon 10900
Liam Reading 9500
Roy Boxall 8200
Kieran Kearns 8200
Pat Moloney 8100
John Hand 7500
Paul Moloney 7300
Paul 7200
Lee Arnold 7000
Steve Redhead 7000
Tom Hockaday 6800
Paul Graves 6800
Ross Harvey 6500
Betty Smith 6400
Vince Ferrante 6400
Lorraine 6300
Colin Smith 6200
Tim Riley 6100
James Smith 6000
Gary Murray 6000
Paul Dodd 5900
Natalie Hughes 5900
Ken Edge 5700
Gary Morfett 5700
Jack MONGEY 5600
Roxanne Hughes 5500
Graham Bartle 5200
Tony Mc 5200
Emma Shekle 5200
Brian Frazer 5100
Peter Ogden 5000
Trish Louden 4900
Suzanne Gleeson 4800
Pete Murray 4700
Liam McGarry 4700
Jaydeen Macken 4600
Kelly Smith 4600
Karen Mead 4600
Robin Bruce 4500
Rhys Sheckle 4500
Matt Smith 4400
Patrick Doherty 4400
Claire Shekle 4400
Eddie Lewis 4400
Lea Garner 4300
Mike Doyle 4300
Nick White 4300
Alan Jones 4100
Kimberly Smith 4100
Jordan MONGEY 4100
Martin Denton 4100
Jim Hardisty 4000
Pete Crawley 4000
Hetal Mahida 4000
Mike Reading 4000
Patsy Smith 3900
Adam Harris 3900
Steve Blackwell 3800
Jim Tookey 3700
Craig Miles 3700
Glynis Boyce 3700
Loraine Razey 3600
Bernard 3500
Rory 3500
Lol Hutton 3500
Sam Milford 3300
Mary Ogden 3300
Tony Mongey 3300
Danny Lismore 3300
Britney Holdworh 3300
Rob Pinney 3300
Caroline 3100
Danial Stephenson 3100
Dan Pinney 3000
Zus Sadique 2900
Biscuit 2800
John Yeldham 2800
Steve Jepp 2800
James Mccay 2700
Pete Cameron 2700
Ted 2600
Scott Reading 2600
Dean Challenger 2600
Ivan Hawkins 2400
Kimberley 2400
Stacey Shekle 2300
Jerry 2300
Paul H 2200
Sasha Gibbins 2200
Stuetina Hawkins 2100
Derrick Smith 2100
Dan Elmore 2100
Lisa Cameron 2100
Martin Willis 2000
Mick Drake 1900
Spencer Scott 1900
Matt Freeman 1800
Kirsty Flynn 1700
Chris Larkin 1700
John 1700
Mo Endres 1600
Gavin Hines 1600
Aaron Trokke 1500
Daniel Jones 1500
Phil 1500
Graham Smith 1500
Luke Jones 1200
Daniel Wilfort 1200
James Mystic 1100
Will Little 1100
Ian Lovering 1100
Stedroy Lee skepple 1000
Greg draper 1000
Tony Clark 1000
Alex Finnie 900
Grant Mitchell 900
Alex 900
Smiley 900
Britney Caldwell 900
Mimi 900
Scott Jackson 800
Leon Crowder 700
Iain Smith 700
Darren Perry 700
Alison Rogers 700
Daniel Bell 700
Jamie Lane 700
Wayne Polson 700
Phil W 600
Lauran Ford 600
Jay Allen 600
Phil Robson 600
Cardine Munroe 600
600
Adrian 600
David Tilcock 500
Andy Vass 500
Ryan Salmon 500
Michael Donohoe 400
Lee Garner 400
Andy Lynch 400
Jason Oodian 400
Lee Davis 300
Keith 300
Mike Parr 300
Kev 300
Micheal Hornsby 300
David Hornsby 300
Elina Apse 300
Kevin Grey 300
Dave Lagar 300
Gabriel Dragan 300
Edwina 200
Billy Brady 200
Ryan Ogden 200
Andy Ogden 200
Sean Cook 200
Patrick Doherty 200
Jennifer Moloney 200
Ann Smith 200
Shawn 200
Sam 200
Fra McCann 200
Nicholas Seal 200
Jay Taylor 200
Jamie Thomson 200
Mitchell Sharp 100
Michal Szmaciarski 100
Gary Baxter 100
Becky Levaggi 100
Alex Bolam 100
Sunny Patel 100

 

Texas Hold'em Poker Rules

To determine who begins the game a single card is dealt face up to each player with the highest card will being nominated as the first dealer, if however seating is randomised this may not need to be done. The dealer position is indicated by a white plastic chip referred to as the 'button' or 'buck'. After each round of play known as a 'hand’ the dealer button rotates clockwise, this ensures that everyone gets to play in this and all other positions.

Pre-flop

Before the cards are dealt the forced bets must be made, these are known as ‘the big blind’ and ‘the small blind’. A bet is when chips are put into the pot for the first time in a round. The amounts of the bets and blinds are predetermined and the small blind is always half that of the big blind. The small blind position is always the seat to the left of the dealer and the big blind is the seat to the left of the small blind.

The dealer deals two cards known as 'pocket' or 'hole cards’ face down to each player clockwise and one at a time starting with the player on their left or the small blind. Once the cards are dealt the action begins with the player to the left of the big blind. This player must decide if they wish to call the current bet (the big blind, which is the highest amount bet at this point), fold their hand without betting if they don't like their cards or raise the bet by putting in more chips. Note that any raise must be a least double the size of the big blind or if a raise has already been made double the size of the previous bet. Each player starting with the player to the left of the big blind makes their choice in turn. If a player raises the bet each player must now call the new amount if they wish to remain in the hand including those who may have already acted or called prior to the raise or they may raise the pot yet further. If no player has raised prior the action reaching the big blind then the player in the big blind position may 'check' meaning they do not want to raise the pot further and wish to see a flop. It is important to note that if a player raises he may not raise again in that round unless he has been re-raised as opposed to called. The round of betting stops when all players have either folded or called the last raise.

Flop

The dealer 'burns' a card (which means they deal it face down and place it under the Dealer Button) and then deals three cards face up. This is called ‘The Flop’. These are the first of five community cards that all players can use along with their pocket cards to make the best poker hand in play. The standard poker hand ranks are used (they are printed on the back of the Membership Cards). The player in the small blind position (the first seat to the left of the dealer) is now 'Under the Gun' meaning they are first to act now and on every subsequent round of betting. They must make a decision as in pre-flop play but can choose to 'check' if they don't want to bet as no new chips have been added to the pot. Many experts advise players to stop here if they do not improve their hand as they have now seen five of the seven cards they will use. As with Pre-Flop the betting round only ends once all players have either folded or called any previous bet.

Turn

The dealer burns another card face down and then deals a fourth community card called ‘The Turn Card’ face up. There is another round of betting with the same rules as previous rounds, with the small blind seat being Under the Gun.

River

After a final burn card the dealer turns over the fifth and final community card called ‘The River Card’. There is one final round of betting and if more than one player remains in the hand a showdown will then take place.

Showdown

In tournament poker there are two reasons a showdown occurs.

The first would be when a player or players are called after The River Card, this could involve anywhere from two players to the entire table depending on how many have stayed in at this point. All players still in the hand show their cards starting with the last person to bet. At any point after this player showed his cards other players in the showdown may muck their hand, essentially conceding the pot but concealing their hand from other players. They are admitting they have been beat without having to show their cards. This strategy (mucking) helps keep the other players from learning you’re playing style such as if you bet heavy on two pairs or like to chase a flush.

The second reason a showdown will occur is when a player moves all his chips into the pot as a bet and is called. As soon as the call is made both players must show their hands and then depending on when the call in made follow stages of Flop, Turn and River.

The best five-card poker hand wins.

That is the essence of Texas Hold'em but there is plenty more to mastering the game to be learned along the way. Remember to ask your Tournament Director before the game for extra tuition on either the main rules as above or more complex strategies.