Join us at Park Place Sports Bar in St. Paul Park for another fabulous specialty tournament! This event is limited to the first 64 people to register via email to SFPTSpecialtyTourney@gmail.com. Register on or before 8/19 for a $1000 early registration bonus!
The maximum prize pool of $200 will be up for grabs in the form of WILD TICKETS, GIFT CARDS, BAR SWAG and a consolation game will be available to the first 18 eliminated from the tourney.
This quarter’s concept is Short Deck Hold’em.
Short Deck Hold’em is a variant of Texas hold ’em, where cards 2 through 5 are removed from the deck. Each player is dealt two cards face down and seeks to make his or her best five card poker hand using any combination of the seven cards (five community cards and their own two hole cards).
The rules in terms of betting structures, play of the hand, and showdown are the same as in Texas hold ’em. However before play begins all cards 2 through 5 are removed (16 cards), thus the total number of cards in the deck is 36.
Aces are high, but same as in Texas hold ’em, can make both low and high end of straights. For example the lowest straight would be (9x-8x-7x-6x-Ax) and the highest (Ax-Kx-Qx-Jx-10x).
This changes the probability of hands and alters hand rankings: Flush ranks higher than full house and Three-of-a-kind ranks higher than a straight.
Register on or before 8/19 for an early registration bonus of $1000. This event is limited to the first 64 people to register via email to SFPTSpecialtyTourney@gmail.com