The game of poker is a card game that originated in the 1800s. Initially, the game was a drawing game using only 20 cards. By the 1870s, a new card was added to the deck and the game became a betting game. The hand rankings were also standardized and included straights, flushes, and four of a kind.
In tournament play, all entrants receive a starting amount of chips. The chip value may differ from cash game values and the colors of tournament chips are designed to differentiate them. Chips are a player’s life blood in a tournament and losing them is how players get eliminated.
When a player raises in no-limit games, they must verbally state the amount of their raise or physically put a certain amount of chips into the pot (up to their limit). Any action other than this will be considered string betting.
It is important to keep the game moving at a reasonable pace. A player with a winning hand should show it quickly to speed up the game.
All players must sign-in on the TOURNAMENT SIGN-IN sheet to receive credit for their participation. The signature must be clearly visible and include a Member ID number and full name. WFP reserves the right to revoke a Player’s Membership and ban a player from participating in future events if a major infraction is committed such as cheating, collusion, or creating a disturbance by arguing with other players or staff.