The above is a sample of the upcoming runout poker tournament, where you are a player.

The actual video will be playable on Wednesday, October 8, at 12 noon eastern.

This coming weekend, I’m playing in a poker tournament. So as an offering to the poker gods, this Weekly Contest has a poker theme. May it appease them.

At stake is our usual prize of a pair of real chips from a real Las Vegas casino.

TL;DR but I Want to Play

It’s very simple. In the comments below, just enter some version of ‘In’.

You will be entered into this Texas Hold ‘Em Run Out poker tournament.


At 7 p.m. eastern (6 p.m. central) on Monday, October 7, this contest will close to new entries. At that point, all the entries will be entered into a ‘run out’ Texas Hold ‘Em Poker tournament.

A ‘run out’ tournament is simple. Every player is dealt two cards, and the high hand wins.

At, we always try to eliminate any possibility of favoritism by making the contests blind and presenting proof that the contest did not favor anyone. For this contest, it will be tougher to do, but I’ll attempt to do so, and the evidence will be in the upcoming video.

At 10 p.m. eastern (9 p.m. central) on Monday, the Run Out Poker tournament will commence.


Sweat it out for fun!

The screen below is a sample pic of the tournament for demonstration purposes. It is not a shot of the actual tournament (because the tournament is not prerecorded).

The actual tournament results will be posted via a video that will show your hand in action. It’ll be a fun little sweat.

In this example, Sharon is the winner with two pair, 10s and 4s.

The seat 1 will always receive the first card on the deal.

Each player will be assigned a hand, and the hand will be personalized to that player, just as it appears in the shot above.

Deal procedure will be standard WSOP procedures.

Round 1

The first entry will be assigned seat 1, which is to the dealer’s left. Counting clockwise, the 6th entry will be the player in seat 6.

Continuing the tournament, in flight 2, the 7th entry will be in seat 1, and entry #12 will be in seat 6.

In flight 3, entry #13 will be seat 1, and entry #18 will be seat 6…

…and so on and so forth, until everyone has a chance to run out a hand.

The winner of each flight is the player with the high hand, using standard poker rankings (the wheel is the lowest straight). If there is a tie, then the hands that tied will run out a tiebreaker, with newly dealt cards, to determine the winner of that flight.

Each flight will be comprised of a single hand that is dealt to six players. The winner of each flight will go on to the next round to compete in the next flight.

For example, if there are 56 entries, there will be 10 flights, since each flight has six entries. On the final flight, if the total number of players does not equal exactly 6, then the empty seats will be assigned as bonuses to whoever entered this contest first, going down. For example, if John Smith and Jane Smith were the first and second entries in this contest, and the final flight only had 4 players, then John Smith and Jane Smith will round out the 5th and 6th seats.

Round 2

The winner of each flight will then go on to round 2. Round 2 (and every round) will be comprised of a maximum of six players. The table will still be six-handed. The winners will be split into an equal number of players per hand in round 2, and the final flight of round 2 will be short-handed if the number of players is not perfectly divisible by 6. Empty seats in round two will not be filled.

This means that if on the final flight of round 2, a player is by him or herself, they automatically advance.

Round 3

In round 3, if there are more than 6 players, the remaining players will be split into two or more tables of similar size, with a table max of 6, and with the final table being short-handed.

For example, if there are 14 players remaining, rather than doing three flights of 6, 6, and 2 (like in round 2), the round 3 flights will be broken up into three tables of nearly equal size, but as close to 6 max as possible, with the final table being the short-handed table if a perfect split is not possible.

So the tables will be comprised of 5, 5, and 4 (because 5 is closer to 6 max).

If there are 9 players remaining, for example, then the tables will be broken into 3, 3, and 3 players, since a perfect split is possible.

The decision of the tournament director – that’s yours truly – is final.

Final Table

The final table will be six players max. The dealer will deal on run out hand. The player with the high hand of the final table is the winner of the tournament.


Just enter, in the comments below, some version of ‘in’.

Remember if you have not made a prior comment or entry, we filter first comments for spam. After we approve your first comment, your posts will appear without moderation. Rest assured that your entry will appear.

Good luck!

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