POKER INDUSTRY EXPO - Tournament for the Poker Executives
Poker Industry Expo
December 7-8, 2006
Costa Rica Marriott Hotel
San Jose - Costa Rica
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9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
December 7-8, 2006
Poker Industry Conference
Costa Rica Marriott Hotel
San Jose - Costa Rica

Begin 8PM
December 7-8, 2006
Poker Industry Tournament
Europa Casino at the Radisson Europa Hotel


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Poker Industry Tournament

The Tournament for the Poker industry will begin at 8 PM on December 7-8, 2006 and will be held in the Europa Casino at the Radisson Europa Hotel (located at Central Street and Third 15th Ave in San Jose - Calle Blancos). The Fiesta is a licensed casino in Costa Rica. Please note that the Conference and Expo be during the day in the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel. Complimentary transportation between both events in the evening will be made available.

The tournament is for poker business and industry executives. The Poker Industry Tournament represents the best of poker strategies, tactics and playing skills by the most seasoned of poker players. The winner will have a bit more to brag about, as they will have beaten all the other excutives in the poker industry.

Those that register for the conference also can reserve a guaranteed space for the tournament. They buy-in will be made at the tournament.

Poker Tournament Rules
Buy InChips
USD $50015,000
Option 1: USD $150
(Maximum 3X)
Option 2: USD $450
(Maximum 1X)
Game Type
Texas Hold'Em
Satellite Games
To Be Announced

USD $40,000.00 Guaranteed
The payout table below provides the percentage of the prize pool awarded to
the player who finishes in the indicated position.

10 to 18
19 to 27
28 to 54
55 to 99
10th to 18th
19th to 27th

- The $40,000 Prize Pool is Guaranteed with NO minimum amount of players required. The USD $40,000 guarantee is in place for 85 players or less.

The Fiesta Casino, which is the casino responsible for running and operating the poker tournament, reserves the right to modify or readjust the tournament at any time without prior notice and at their sole discretion.


1Floor PeopleFloor people are to consider the best interest of the game and fairness as the top priority in the decision-making process. Unusual circumstances can, on occasion, dictate that the technical interpretation of the rules be ignored in the interest of fairness. The floorperson's decision is final.
2Chip-RaceWhen it is time to color-up chips, they will be raced off with a maximum of one chip going to any player. The chip race will always start in the No.1 seat. A player cannot be raced out of a tournament. In the event that a player has only one chip left, the regular race procedure will take place. If that player loses the race, he will be given one chip of the smallest denomination still in play.
3Odd chipsThe odd chip(s) will go to the high hand. In flop games, when there are two or more high hands or two or more low hands, the odd chip(s) will go to the left of the button. In stud-type games, the odd chip will go to the high card by suit. There will be an exception to this rule: An attempt will be made in identical hand situations to split the pot as evenly as possible: Example a wheel in Omaha/8.
4Side potsEach side pot will be split as a separate pot. They will not be mixed together before they are split.
5Calling for clock proceduresOnce a reasonable amount of time has passed and a clock is called for, a player will be given one minute to make a decision. If action has not been taken by the time the minute is over, there will be a 10-second countdown. If a player has not acted on his hand by the time the countdown is over, the hand will be dead.
6Dead ButtonTournament play will use a dead button.
7PenaltiesA penalty MAY be invoked if a player exposes any card with action pending, if a card(s) goes off the table, if soft-play occurs, or similar incidents take place. Penalties WILL be invoked in cases of abuse, disruptive behavior, or similar incidents.
8At tableA player must be at the table by the time all players have complete hands in order to have his hand live. Players must be at the table to call time.
9Face upAll cards will be turned face up once a player is all in and all action is complete.
1050%If a player puts in a raise of 50 percent or more of the previous bet, he will be required to make a full raise. The raise will be exactly the minimum raise allowed.
11CallIn limit games, an oversized chip will be constituted to be a call if the player does not announce a raise. In no-limit, an oversized chip before the flop is a call; after the flop, an oversized chip by the initial bettor put in the pot will constitute the size of the bet. In pot-limit and no-limit, if a player states raise and throws in an oversized chip, the raise will be the maximum amount allowable up to the size of that chip.
12One playerThe one-player-to-a-hand rule will be enforced.
13Random SeatsTournament and satellite seats will be randomly assigned.
14English-onlyThe English-only rule will be enforced in the United States during the play of hands.
15Cell PhoneA player who wants to use a cellular phone must step away from the table.
16Foreign chipsThere will be no foreign chips on the table except for a maximum of one card cap.
17Deck changesDeck changes will be on the dealer push or limit changes or as prescribed by the house. Players may not ask for deck changes.
18New limitsWhen time has elapsed in a round and a new round is announced, the new limits apply to the next hand. A hand has begun with the first riffle.
19BehindA player may not miss a hand. If a player announces the intent to rebuy before the first card is dealt, that player is playing behind and is obligated to make the rebuy.
20Highest Chips VisiblePlayers must keep their highest denomination chips visible at all times.
21DeclarationsVerbal declarations as to the content of a player's hand are not binding; however at management's discretion, any player deliberately miscalling his hand may be penalized.
22Rabbit huntingNo rabbit hunting is allowed.
23Dodging BlindA player who intentionally dodges his blind(s) when moving from a broken table will forfeit the blind(s) and/or incur a penalty. The money will be put into the next pot and will be considered dead money.
24Chips VisibleAll chips must be visibly displayed at all times. Players may not have tournament chips in their pockets at any time. A player who has chips in his pocket will forfeit the chips. The forfeited chips will be taken out of play from the tournament.
25Moving PlayersMoving players: In flop games, players will be moved from the big blind to the worst position.
26RaisesIn limit events, there will be a limit to raises, even when heads-up. (The limit will be the house limit.) Once the tournament becomes head-up the rule does not apply.
27MisdealIn stud-type games, if any of the players' two down cards are exposed due to dealer error, it is a misdeal.
28Unprotected HandIf a dealer kills an unprotected hand, the player will have no redress and will not be entitled to his money back. An exception would be if a player raised and his raise had not been called yet, he would be entitled to receive his raise back.
29Killing Winning HandDealers cannot kill a winning hand that was turned face up and was obviously the winning hand.
30Verbal declarationsVerbal declarations in turn are binding. Action out of turn may be binding.
31ManagementManagement reserves the right to cancel or alter any event at its sole discretion in the best interest of the casino or its players.
32Broken TablePlayers going from a broken table to fill in seats assume the rights and responsibilities of the position. They can get the big blind, the small blind, or the button. The only place they cannot get a hand is between the small blind and the button. A player moved to balance tables will take the worst position. A dead button situation may occur.
33PenaltiesPenalties available for use by the TD are verbal warnings, 10, 20, 30, and 40 minutes away from the table and may be used with discretion. These may be utilized up to and including disqualification. A player who is disqualified shall have his chips removed from play.
34No discussionPlayers, whether in the hand or not, may not discuss the hands until the action is complete. Players are obligated to protect the other players in the tournament at all times. Discussing cards discarded or hand possibilities is not allowed. A penalty may be given for discussion of hands during the play.
35ExposeA player who exposes his cards during the play may incur a penalty, but will not have his hand killed.
36One motionIn NL or PL, when raising, a player must either put the amount of the raise out in one motion or state the raise amount. By stating the word raise, a player protects his right to raise, but the raise must be made in one additional motion unless he states the amount.
37Verbal disclosing contentsVerbally disclosing the contents of your hand or advising a player how to play a hand may result in a penalty.
38Less than full raiseIn no-limit and pot limit, less than a full raise does not reopen the betting to a player who already has acted.
39Non Smoking The tournament is a non smoking event

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