This week we are doing the second Texas Hold ‘Em Run Out Tournament.

Last time, it was a rough run, but this time, we are all ready!

TL;DR but you want to enter

To enter, just make a comment below with some version of the word, ‘IN’.


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

The actual video will be playable on Tuesday, October 29, at 12 noon eastern.

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


At 7 p.m. eastern (6 p.m. central) on Monday, October 28, 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.


Many readers and viewers stated that the concept was fun. A few nasty suck outs made for some high drama. So we are doing Part 2.

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.

Subsequent Rounds

The winner of each flight will then go on to subsequent rounds.

In the subsequent rounds, 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 each 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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