Freerolls and Buy-ins!
1. Tournament seats are available on a first come first served basis.
2. Seating within all single and multi table tournaments is random. Players cannot change seats during a tournament. A player will change seat only when moved from a table to another table during a multi-table tournament.
3. The player situated in Seat 1 is the designated 'Dealer' for the start of the tournament.
4. If more than one player is eliminated in a hand, the player with more chips at the beginning of the hand is placed higher. In an instance where 2 or more players are eliminated, and they started the hand with an identical chip count, the player closest to the left of the Dealer Button will be eliminated first, then the player closest to the left of that player, and so on, clockwise around the table. .
5. If there is a split pot, not equally divisible by the number of players in the hand, the chips will first be divided evenly between the winners, then any extra chip(s) will be awarded to he player(s) closest to the left of the Dealer Button.
6. Amsterdams Poker uses the "Dead Button Rule" in Texas Hold'em and Omaha tournaments. The Dead Button Rule works as follows: when the small blind or big blind player is eliminated, the blinds are re-positioned in order to account for the eliminated player. This ensures fairness to all players, by ensuring that everyone at the table posts appropriate blinds so that no player gains an unfair advantage when another payer is eliminated. When two players remain (or in a Heads-up tournament) the button will post the small blind and act first on the opening round.
7. Poker is a game of integrity and etiquette. Each player should play with the same intensity against all other players. Unethical play, such as soft-play and chip dumping, may result in penalties, including seizure of funds from the offender's account and/or forfeiture of any prizes and/or termination of the account.
8. Amsterdams Poker reserves the right to cancel or reschedule tournaments at any time, for any reason, with or without notice.
9. Tournament registration must meet minimum requirements for that event or the tournament will be cancelled. In the event of a tournament cancellation, due to an insufficient number of entrants, all buy-ins and entry fees will be returned to player's accounts.
10. In the final stages of a tournament, the prize money can jump significantly with each player eliminated. In these instances, where there is more than one table remaining, the tournament may be played "hand-for-hand". This means that if one table finishes its hand before the other table(s), that table waits for the other table(s) to finish before the next hand is dealt. During this hand-for-hand period, all bust outs during a "synchronized" hand (even at different tables) are treated as having happened on the same hand and chip stacks will be compared as in rule 7 above to determine the finishing order.
11. Extra Time
a. Each player is allotted a Time Bank during tournament play, to allow for decision making. Such extra time is limited and is displayed as a clock when activated. It decreases as it is being used and stops once a player acts. Extra time will automatically be activated if a player has an active connection to the game, has money in the pot and does not act in time
b. The amount of extra time provided varies for each tournament. Each tournament's specific extra time bank will be displayed in the Tournament Information screen, via the Tournament Lobby.
12. Break Schedules
There will be a 5 minute break every hour in a standard multi-table tournament. There are no breaks during single-table tournaments.
Amsterdams Poker does not assist in any deals among players during tournaments. Tournaments will continue until there is one declared winner, unless it is a satellite event, and the payoffs will be exactly according to the prize payout structure.
a. Late Registration: Some tournaments will allow players to register after the tournament has started playing. Registration will terminate if the max number of players allowed for the tourney is reached,
Or 15 minutes after the start of a freezeout tourney
Or After the first break of an R&A tourney
Or After the first prize has been awarded
b. Unregistration: In most tournaments a player can unregister until ten minutes prior to the start of the event. Players who have won their seats through a satellite can unregister when the tournament is in "Registering" state and will be credited with a Ticket. The Tournament Ticket will appear under the Player's 'My Tournaments' and is available for use for the same tournament, at another scheduled time.
a. In the event of a server crash, all hands in progress will be rolled back. Each player's chip count will be reset to the amount at the beginning of the hand.
b. If we experience a server crash or unscheduled downtime of less than 20 minutes we will attempt to restart tournaments as soon as the majority of players have reconnected. If the downtime lasts longer than 20 minutes we reserve the right to cancel tournaments and refund players based on our tournament cancelation policy.
16. Amsterdams Poker Management decisions are final.
Tournament Cancellation Policy
In the unlikely event that Amsterdams Poker has to cancel a scheduled tournament we will make all possible efforts to refund players as fairly as possible. Due to the varied scenarios that may be involved we have decided to simplify our policy to cover the three most likely scenarios:
Cancellation prior to the start of a tournament
If a tournament is canceled prior to starting, all players will receive a refund of their full tournament registration fees. Tournament fees will be refunded in the exact manner that they were paid. (This may include any combination of cash, Gold Chips or Gold Cards).
50/50 Tournament Policy
If a tournament is canceled before the money, we will try to compensate all remaining players based on their play up to the time of the cancellation. This is best achieved by awarding 50% of the prize pool to all remaining players and the other 50% of the prize pool will be awarded proportionately based on each player's chip count. All remaining players will also receive a refund of their entry fee. Any player who was eliminated prior to the cancellation will not be entitled to a refund. All awards for a tournament canceled in progress will be cash. If the canceled tournament has a guaranteed prize pool, only the entry fee will be returned (not the guaranteed prize).
In the Money Tournament Policy
If a tournament is canceled and there are players in the money, we will try to compensate all remaining players based on their play up to the time of the cancellation. This is best achieved by awarding each remaining player with the minimum prize not yet awarded, and the rest of the prize pool will be awarded proportionately based on each players chip count. All remaining players will also receive a refund of their entry fee. Any player who was eliminated prior to the cancellation will not be entitled to a refund. All awards for a tournament canceled in progress will be cash. If the canceled tournament has a guaranteed prize pool, only the entry fee will be returned (not the guaranteed prize).
If a tournament is canceled with it is running, players will be issued a refund for their full buy-in and fee. Any remaining prize pool will be split amongst all remaining players based on chip count.