Poker Tournament Rules

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Sit and Go Poker Tournaments Rules:
  • Sit and Go or Sit n Go tournaments are single table and multi table tournaments that begin when a set number of players have completed registration.
  • The players may un-register from a tournament, and receive a refund of points or play chips used to register, up to the point that tournament begins.
  • Players are seated at random, seat change is not allowed.
  • All players start with equal chip amounts.
  • The blind structures posted on Pokersaint.com web site.
  • There is a random deal at the beginning of the tournament for the dealer button. High card receives the button.
  • Players who do not show up for their tournament will post and fold until they arrive.
  • If a player is to be moved to achieve balance, the tournament software will choose the player who is about to pay the big blind at one of the tables with the most remaining players, and move that player to one of the tables with the least remaining number of players. The player who is moved will be seated at the new table as far away from the big blind as possible. This advantage is meant to equalize the disadvantage of being moved to a table where the player is less familiar with their opponents. However, players may be forced to post the blinds when arriving at a new table. Table reassignments are an inherent part of tournaments and apply equally to all players.
  • Players moved to a new table and seated between the big blind and the button will not be able to play until the button passes them.
  • Pokersaint.com uses the dead button feature to ensure that all players take the big blind in their turn. As such, it is possible that a player will receive the button for more than one hand. It is also possible that a big blind is posted in a hand but no small blind, if the person who was to receive the small blind was eliminated from the tournament in the previous hand.
  • When two players remain in the tournament, the player due to receive the big blind will do so and the player in the small blind position will inherit the button.
  • In no-limit tournaments there is no restriction on the number or amount of a raise allowed during a betting round.
  • If there is a split pot, not equally divisible by the number of players in the hand, the 'extra' chips will be awarded to the player in the worst position (closest to the left of the button).
  • In tournaments when two players get eliminated in the same hand, the player who started the hand with the most chips gets the higher ranking and awarded the corresponding prize for that placement. If the players began the hand with the same amount of chips, they will split and the prize pools will be combined and equally distributed. (For example, if 2 people who started a hand with the same number of chips are eliminated at the same time and would be 9th (which pays $50) and 10th (which pays $30), their standings would show tied for 9th and each player would be paid $40)
  • To discourage slow playing, hand-by-hand dealing may be enacted during any tournament. This means that the tournament software will wait until a hand is played at all remaining tables, before dealing the next hand.
  • Tournaments are played until one player has all the chips.
  • Players who have an active internet connection and do not act during their turn will be folded.
  • If your computer becomes disconnected in the middle of a hand, your hand will be folded unless you return to the hand before your time to act expires.
  • Players who lose connection during a tournament will be blinded off until they can rejoin the tournament.
  • During any game or tournament, players are prohibited from chatting about the play of their hand and/or their opponents' hands until all actions for that hand are complete. This type of chat could result in disqualification.
  • If a tournament is cancelled due to technical difficulties or any other reason, the remaining players in the tournament will be given an entry into a substitute tournament with an equal prize pool, or the prize money may be awarded based on the standings of the players at the time the tournament stops running.
  • Soft playing, chip dumping, or any other unethical activities will not be allowed. Players involved in these situations may be eliminated from a tournament and/or have their accounts terminated.
  • At our sole discretion Pokersaint.com reserves the right to alter the rules and make final decisions on all tournament related issues.
  • All dispute decisions made by Pokersaint.com are final.

Scheduled Multi-Table Poker Tournaments
  • Registration for multi-table poker tournaments will be open until the tournament's posted start time.
  • Tournament registration must meet the minimum requirements, if not the tournament will not run. In this case, all Tournament  buy in Points and/or Play Chips used will be returned to the players' account.
  • Once registered for a tournament, the players may un-register from a tournament, and receive a refund, up to 15 minutes prior to the posted start time. 
  • Players are seated at random. Seat change is not allowed.
  • All players start with equal chip amounts.
  • The blinds will increase according to the multi-table tournament structures posted on Pokersaint.com web site.
  • There is a random deal at the beginning of the tournament for the dealer button. High card receives the button.
  • If a player is to be moved to achieve balance, the tournament software will choose the player who is about to pay the big blind at one of the tables with the most remaining players, and move that player to one of the tables with the least remaining number of players. The player who is moved will be seated at the new table as far away from the big blind as possible. This advantage is meant to equalize the disadvantage of being moved to a table where the player is less familiar with their opponents. However, players may be forced to post the blinds when arriving at a new table. Table reassignments are an inherent part of tournaments and apply equally to all players.
  • Players moved to a new table and seated between the big blind and the button will not be able to play until the button passes them.
  • Pokersaint.com uses the dead button feature to ensure that all players take the big blind in their turn. As such, it is possible that a player will receive the button for more than one hand. It is also possible that a big blind is posted in a hand but no small blind, if the person who was to receive the small blind was eliminated from the tournament in the previous hand.
  • When two players remain in the tournament, the player due to receive the big blind will do so and the player in the small blind position will inherit the button.
  • In no-limit tournaments there is no restriction on the number or amount of a raise allowed during a betting round.
  • If there is a split pot, not equally divisible by the number of players in the hand, the 'extra' chips will be awarded to the player in the worst position (closest to the left of the button).
  • In tournaments when two players get eliminated in the same hand, the player who started the hand with the most chips gets the higher ranking and awarded the corresponding prize for that placement. If the players began the hand with the same amount of chips, they will split and the prize pools will be combined and equally distributed. (For example, if 2 people who started a hand with the same number of chips are eliminated at the same time and would be 9th (which pays 50) and 10th (which pays 30), their standings would show tied for 9th and each player would be paid 40)
  • To discourage slow playing, hand-by-hand dealing may be enacted during any tournament. This means that the tournament software will wait until a hand is played at all remaining tables, before dealing the next hand.
  • Tournaments are played until one player has all the chips.
  • Players who have an active internet connection and do not act during their turn will be folded.
  • If your computer becomes disconnected in the middle of a hand, your hand will be folded unless you return to the hand before your time to act expires.
  • Players who lose connection during a tournament will be blinded off until they can rejoin the tournament.
  • During any game or tournament, players are prohibited from chatting about the play of their hand and/or their opponents' hands until all actions for that hand are complete. This type of chat could result in disqualification.
  • If a tournament is cancelled due to technical difficulties or any other reason, the remaining players in the tournament will be given an entry into a substitute tournament with an equal prize pool, or the prize money may be awarded based on the standings of the players at the time the tournament stops running.
  • Soft playing, chip dumping, or any other unethical activities will not be allowed. Players involved in these situations may be eliminated from a tournament and/or have their accounts terminated.
  • At our sole discretion Pokersaint.com reserves the right to alter the rules and make final decisions on all tournament related issues.
  • All dispute decisions made by Pokersaint.com are final.
* If any player is on "sit out" mode for 1000 hands, will be considered as busted out and will be removed from the tournament.