Sunday, May 22, 2005

Drunks, Nuts and Family Tourney

Here is a tourney structure for playing no-stakes with your immediate family, or nut-jobs. It keeps the action brisk and silly.

Starting stakes=0 (Wait, will I get expelled for playing a no stakes game?)
Starting Chips =1000 ( 5 blacks =500 @ 100, 5 blues =250 @50, 10 reds=250 @ 25)
Blind pattern
25/50, 50/100, 100/200, 250/500, etc. if necessary (I doubt it)
Blind Time = 7 minutes to escalate

You can see this is a lickety-split, no decision tourney.

Warning - While this is fun, it is detrimental to your poker playing skills. While I won't say 'Don't try this at home', I will say that you should take a moment to get your head back together before you play any real NLHE tourneys, because this tourney encourages you to make stupid plays.