Rule Changes

July 30 , 2019

* Added 2 rules

1.6 All rules will be created\modified and\or deleted by the acting Tournament Director.
1.7 The CDPL adheres to the "Poker Tournament Director Association Rules 2017 Rules, Version 3, Oct 24, 2017" when not defined by league rules.

* Removed sectipon 7.6 because it's understood or up to the players to decide.
7.6. Chops. If you chop a pot, then the person with the most chips will be awarded 1st place. If there's more than 2 people chopping the pot, then the same rule will apply...most chips - 1st, 2nd most chips - 2nd, and so on.

* Removed section 2 concerning Board because there is no longer a board.
2. The Board
2.1 Board Members are responsible for voting on all rules and incorporating them into the league.
2.2 No changes to rules will happen during the season.
2.3 Board Members will vote on all proposed rules, sometime after the October tournaments, and before Jan 1st.
2.4 Any person can propose a rule change, and board must vote on it.
2.5 No proposal that has been voted on, and denied, can be voted on again for
2 seasons.
2.6 Each tournament will have a Floor Person designated to resolve in-tournament issues. The Board will rotate this responsibility monthly. The Floor Person will have final say in all resolutions.

February 13 , 2018

* Removed following rules:

4.3. The small blind is posted by the player immediately to the left of the dealer. The big blind is posted by the player two seats to the left of the dealer.
5.1. If a Player does not have enough chips to call a bet or place a blind, that player can go  ALL-IN. If this occurs, the other players with chips left will continue the hand and bet into a side pot.

Added following rule:

8.9 If a player leaves early, their chips will be blinded down as if they were there and folding each hand. If the player is not at their seat when it's their turn to act, their cards will be thrown into the muck, even if their hand is in the blinds. This does not include someone in the same room...only those that are not in the room at the time action is on him.

January 31 , 2014

* Removed last 2 blind levels (750-1500, and 1000-2000)

* All blinds are now 15 mins (10 min blinds had started at 100-200)

* Switched from Home Poker Tournament Rules, to TDA Poker Rules as our league's governing rules, when no league rule is in place.

* Added 2.6
2.6 Each tournament will have a Floor Person designated to resolve in-tournament issues. The Board will rotate this responsibility monthly. The Floor Person will have final say in all resolutions.

January 10 , 2012

* Moved Section 2 League Night Voting, to Section 12 (new section).

* Added Board Rules, below, and made this Section 2.

2.1 Board Members are responsible for voting on all rules and incorporating them into the league.

2.2 No changes to rules will happen during the season.

2.3 Board Members will vote on all proposed rules, sometime after the October tournaments, and before Jan 1st.

2.4 Any person can propose a rule change, and board must vote on it.

2.5 No proposal that has been voted on, and denied, can be voted on again for 2 seasons.

December 5 , 2011

* Change Rule 1.2.
"Players will all start with 475 in chips (5-5’s, 5-10’s, 8-25’s, 2-100’s)"
to
"Players will all start with 625 in chips (5-5’s, 5-10’s, 6-25’s, 4-100’s)"

* Change Rule 1.5 to say "...the first 3 games" instead of "...the first 4 games"

* Changed rule 7.1 to say “…8 players.” instead of "10 players"

* Remove following lines from rules…
2.2 A notice of at least 1 month must be given so that all players have time to adjust their schedule. 2.3 If 1 month's notice can't be given, it must be approved by the board.

* Change to Rule 4.1 to add a Level 12, 750-1500 and move the current Level 12, 1000-2000 down to Level 13.

* Added rule 8.8
8.8 Defining "Late Arrival".
If someone calls on the phone and states they will be there soon, and someone pays for them, they will be allowed to sit down and play and will not get docked chips. The "late" player would have to get to the tournament during the first blind level or be docked 120 chips. if the “late” player does not show up when the 3rd set of blinds has begun, the chips left will be eliminated from play, you'll receive a last place finish, and your $$ will not be refunded. The player paying for you will be responsible for getting the money from the “late” player.

January 11, 2010
Changed Rule 2
From

2.1. All league nights will be voted upon by all who meet the voting criteria listed in Rule 2.3. Highest number of votes determines the night we will be playing. Players are urged to vote on all nights they can make it to play.
2.2. Regular Season League nights will all be played on Saturdays, and start at 3pm.

2.3. In order to vote as to which night we will be having our tournaments, you must have played in at least 30% of the games in the current or previous season (in a full season, 30% = 12 buy-ins)
To
2.1 All tournaments will be selected by the person(s) hosting the tournaments.
2.2 A notice of at least 1 month must be given so that all players have time to adjust their schedule.
2.3 If 1 month's notice can't be given, it must be approved by the board.

Added Rule 8.7
8.7 Late Arrivals. People showing up late will get the following penalty.
* If they arrive during the 1st set of blinds, they lose $60 in chips (4x the small+big blinds).
* If they arrive during the 2nd set of blinds, they lose $120 in chips (4x the small+big blinds).
* If they arrive after the 2nd set of blinds, they will not be allowed entry into the tournament.
* Players coming in will assume last spot on the table (i.e. if there's 6 people, he will take spot 7).

Changed Rule 6.1
To:
6.1 Exposing Dealt Cards. If the first card is dealt face up, this will be considered a misdeal and the same dealer will re-shuffle and re-deal. If any other card is dealt face up, it will be retrieved and used as the burn card, and the player will be dealt another card after all other players have been dealt theirs. If two cards are flipped up, it will be considered a misdeal.

Added Rule 10.6
10.6 The Nuts Championship Fee - $20 will be collected from each player (including any alternates that make it into the game) to cover the costs of the prizes. The remaining money will be added to The Nuts Championship prize pool.

Added Rule 10.7
10.7 Any qualified player not present when the game has started (at the agreed upon time) will be replaced by an alternate. That alternate will take the absentee’s position at the table but will use his own chip stack as determined by 10.5.

Added following section to 10.3. Chip Stack.
* Every player qualifying for The Nuts Championship will get 100 chips added to their stack for each win they achieved during the regular season.

March 15, 2009
Add "Chops" Rule 8.6 Chops. If you chop a pot, then the person with the most chips will be awarded 1st place. If there's more than 2 people chopping the pot, then the same rule will apply...most chips - 1st, 2nd most chips - 2nd, and so on.

February 9 , 2009
Moved Rule 1.3 Blind Schedule to 4.1 and adjusted affected rule numbers accordingly.

February 6 , 2009
Changed 1.3 Blind Schedule from...

Level 

Time

Small Blind-Big Blind

Ante

Level 1

 0 - 15 min

5-10

0

Level 2

16 - 30 min

10-20
0
Level 3
31 - 45 min
15-30
0

Level 4

46 - 60 min
25-50
0

Level 5

61 - 75 min 
50-100
0
Level 6
76 - 90 min
75-150
0

Level 7

91 - 105 min
100-200
0

Level 8

106 - 120 min
150-300
0

Level 9

121 - 135 min
200-400
0

Level 10

136 - 150 min
250-500
0

Level 11

151 - 165 min
300-600
0

Level 12

166 - 180 min
400-800
0

Level 13

181 - 195 min
500-1000
0

Level 14

196 - 210 min
500-1000
50

Level 15

211 min - the end
600-1200
50

To..

1.3. The following schedule is used for the blinds... 

Level 

Time

Small Blind-Big Blind

Ante

Level 1

 0 - 15 min

5-10

0

Level 2

16 - 30 min

10-20
0
Level 3
31 - 45 min
15-30
0

Level 4

46 - 60 min
25-50
0

Level 5

61 - 75 min 
50-100
0
Level 6
76 - 90 min
75-150
0

Level 7

91 - 100 min
100-200
0

Level 8

101 - 110 min
200-400
0

Level 9

111 - 120 min
300-600
0

Level 10

121 - 130 min
400-800
0

Level 11

131 - 140 min
500-1000
0

Level 12

141min to the end
1000-2000
0

January 11, 2009
Added two new blind levels to Section 1. 20-40 and 75-150. Adjusted Level numbers and times accordingly.

January 9, 2009
Added Section 11. Payouts and 11.1 Stating where to find out payout chart.

December 18, 2008
Modified 10.1...

From....
10.1. Qualifying - The top 12 players in points will qualify for The Nuts Championship. If one of these players can't play in the game, the 13th person on the list will be placed into the Championship. If he can't make it, the 14th person will be asked, and so on. No subs are allowed. If there is a tie for 12th, all players in that tie will be allowed to play in The Nuts Championship.

To...
10.1. Qualifying - The top 12 players in points will qualify for The Nuts Championship. If there is a tie for 12th, all players in that tie will be allowed to play in The Nuts Championship.

Added 10.5...

10.5 Alternate Players - If one of the players qualifying for The Nuts Championship can't play in the game, the 13th person on the list will be placed into the Championship. If he can't make it, the 14th person will be asked, and so on until the list is exhausted. No subs are allowed.
Alternate players will use the same formula as described in 10.3, except they will not receive the 25 "Bonus" chips due to position.

Modified 10.3 when talking about the 25 bonus chips to capitalize and put quotes around the word "Bonus", as shown here.

September 09, 2008
Changed wording in the "Hit" rule to reflect a what the original intent was.

From
9.1. Hit Rule - Any player that knocks another player from the tournament gets 2 points for the "Hit". If 2 players split the pot, and a person is busted out. The Hit will go to the player with the most points.

To
9.1. Hit Rule - Any player that knocks another player from the tournament gets 2 points for the "Hit". If 2 players split the pot, and a person is busted out. The Hit will go to the player with the most chips, Second tie breaker is player ranked higher in the leader board before the night began.

August 15, 2008
Added Rule Section "2. League Night Voting", and added 3 new rules.

2.1. All league nights will be voted upon by all who meet the voting criteria listed in Rule 2.3. Highest number of votes determines the night we will be playing. Players are urged to vote on all nights they can make it to play.

2.2. Regular Season League nights will all be played on Saturdays, and start at 3pm.

2.3. In order to vote as to which night we will be having our tournaments, you must have played in at least 30% of the games in the current or previous season (in a full season, 30% = 12 buy-ins)

August 15, 2008
Reconfigured Rules format so each section is numbered (i.e. Subsections of Section 1 are 1.1, 1.2, etc) rather than one long list (i.e. 1 through 24).

August 7, 2008
Changed Rule 25 to 25a and created 25b, and 25c with the following text:

"25b. There is no penalty against any player for exposing any part of his hand at any time during the game, but if he shows one player, he must show all. This league would urge that no cards be shown until all betting is completed and hand is finished."

"25c. If at any time during the deal, the dealer

August 7, 2008
Rule 30 - Added text
Added following text to the end of Rule 30:
"If there is a tie for 12th place, all players in that tie will be allowed to play in The Nuts Championship."

August 7, 2008
Rule 17 - Added Rule 17b, 17c, 17d
Changed Rule 17 to 17a and added "17b", "17c" and "17d"

17b. If a dealer exposes a burn card, the card will remain face up and as the burn card, and play will continue.

17c. If dealer exposes more than one card, and there is confusion as to which card is the actual board card (flop, turn, river) and which card is the burn card, then all cards in question will be placed back in the deck, reshuffled, re-cut, and then the dealer will continue where it was interrupted.

17d. If the dealer exposes too many cards while showing a board card (flop, turn, river), the cards following the board card(s) will be placed back in the deck, re-shuffled, and re-cut, and play will continue. (i.e. during the turn, the river's burn card is exposed).

August 7, 2008
Rule 18
Added text to the end of Rule 18 to clarify what is the intent of the rule.
Text added: ", unless it is clear which 2 cards were theirs. "

February 4, 2008
Added Levels
Added 2 levels (Level 12 and 13) in the blinds to be consistent with the blinds at The 2007 Nuts Championship. Changed Level 11 to end at the 180 min.

Level

Time Small Blind - Big Blind Ante

Level 11

166 - 180 min 500-1000 0

Level 12

181 - 195 min 500-1000 50

Level 13

196 min - the end 600-1200 50
 

January 17, 2008
Scoring Points
Item 28 - changed to reflect which player gets the "Hit" when the pot is split, and a person is busted out. The Hit will go to the player with the most chips at the time of the hit. Previously no rule in place specifically for this.

September 19, 2007
Pre Game Rules
Item 7 - changed to reflect Tournament Director choosing Seating Assignments and the Dealer, rather than choosing cards which was previously used.

 
 

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