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Autumn Season Finals

St John's, Luton 08/10/2017
Registration: 13:00 to 14:15
Start: 14:30

League Results

Name Weighted
Venue
Points
Kev Cannon 9800
Liam Reading 8400
Kieran Kearns 8200
John Hand 7500
Paul 7500
Pat Moloney 7400
Paul Graves 6700
Tom Hockaday 6300
Vince Ferrante 6300
Ross Harvey 6200
Colin Smith 6000
Natalie Hughes 5900
Gary Murray 5700
Gary Morfett 5600
Jack MONGEY 5500
Roy Boxall 5500
Robin Bruce 5300
Ken Edge 5100
Emma Shekle 5100
Tony Mc 5100
Graham Bartle 5000
Brian Frazer 5000
Steve Redhead 5000
Betty Smith 4800
Trish Louden 4800
Peter Ogden 4800
James Smith 4700
Lorraine 4700
Karen Mead 4700
Lee Arnold 4700
Kelly Smith 4700
Paul Moloney 4600
Tim Riley 4600
Paul Dodd 4500
Matt Smith 4500
Patrick Doherty 4500
Claire Shekle 4500
Eddie Lewis 4300
Mike Doyle 4300
John Yeldham 4300
Pete Murray 4300
Jordan MONGEY 4200
Roxanne Hughes 4100
Mike Reading 4100
Liam McGarry 4100
Alan Jones 4000
Jim Hardisty 4000
Suzanne Gleeson 4000
Adam Harris 3900
Pete Crawley 3900
Rhys Sheckle 3900
Jim Tookey 3800
Craig Miles 3800
Nick White 3800
Steve Blackwell 3700
Glynis Boyce 3600
Hetal Mahida 3600
Bernard 3600
Rory 3600
Sam Milford 3600
Lea Garner 3400
Caroline 3200
Kimberly Smith 3200
Britney Holdworh 3200
Rob Pinney 3200
Tony Mongey 3100
Unregistered Player 3000
Martin Denton 3000
Steve Jepp 3000
Dan Pinney 2900
Patsy Smith 2900
Danny Lismore 2800
Lol Hutton 2800
Ivan Hawkins 2600
Loraine Razey 2600
Pete Cameron 2500
James Mccay 2400
Kimberley 2400
Stacey Shekle 2300
Zus Sadique 2300
Mary Ogden 2300
Danial Stephenson 2200
Lisa Cameron 2200
Sasha Gibbins 2200
Scott Reading 2100
Jerry 2100
Biscuit 2000
Derrick Smith 2000
Paul H 2000
Dan Elmore 2000
Mick Drake 1900
Ted 1900
Spencer Scott 1900
Matt Freeman 1800
Chris Larkin 1700
John 1700
Stuetina Hawkins 1600
Dean Challenger 1600
Daniel Jones 1600
Aaron Trokke 1600
Graham Smith 1500
Gavin Hines 1400
Phil 1400
Mo Endres 1400
Luke Jones 1300
Daniel Wilfort 1100
James Mystic 1100
Jaydeen Macken 1100
Tony Clark 1100
Alex Finnie 1000
Ian Lovering 1000
Martin Willis 1000
Greg draper 900
Grant Mitchell 900
Smiley 900
Alex 900
Mimi 900
Scott Jackson 900
Alison Rogers 700
Darren Perry 700
Britney Caldwell 700
Jamie Lane 700
Phil W 700
Wayne Polson 700
Lauran Ford 700
Jay Allen 600
Cardine Munroe 600
Adrian 600
David Tilcock 600
Daniel Bell 500
Ryan Salmon 500
Leon Crowder 500
Michael Donohoe 500
Iain Smith 400
Jason Oodian 400
Andy Lynch 400
Lee Davis 400
Kev 300
Keith 300
Mike Parr 300
Kirsty Flynn 300
Iain Smith 300
Elina Apse 300
Will Little 300
Andy Vass 300
Dave Lagar 300
Edwina 200
Sean Cook 200
Jennifer Moloney 200
Ryan Ogden 200
Ann Smith 200
Sam 200
Shawn 200
Micheal Hornsby 200
Fra McCann 200
David Hornsby 200
Jay Taylor 200
Jamie Thomson 200
Nicholas Seal 200
Gary Baxter 200
Michal Szmaciarski 200
Becky Levaggi 200
Kevin Grey 200
Alex Bolam 200
Mitchell Sharp 200
Sunny Patel 100
Gabriel Dragan 100
Stedroy Lee skepple 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.