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Seating assignments will be determined by a random draw and will be non-transferable.
Each player will start with the same number of chips
The deal will start in the position 9 or the highest position at the table
Players must keep their highest denomination ships visible at all times
Players must protect their cards at all times. If a dealer takes in a hand by mistake, the hand is dead and there is no redress.
Players are not allowed to show their cards to other during a hand. If a player reveals their hand they may be subject to a penalty at the discretion of the Tournament Director.
Players involved in a hand may not discuss a pot in progress; if they do, they may get a penalty at the discretion of the Tournament Director.
A new hand commences when the dealer first riffles the cards.
A player must be sitting at the table when the FIRST card is dealt to take part in a hand.
Players wishing to use a mobile phone must step away from the table.
No electronic devises such as mobile phones should be placed on the poker table during play.
Players must remain at the table until they have acted on their hand. If not, the offending player may be subject to a penalty at the discretion of the Tournament Director.
Players may not ask for a change of deck.
English must be spoken at all times during a hand.
The minimum bet amount is the amount of the big blind.
A raise must be at least the size of the largest previous bet or raise of the current betting round. If a player puts in a raise of 50% or more of the previous bet but less than the minimum raise, they must make a full raise. The raise will be exactly the minimum raise allowed. An all-in wager of less than a full raise does not reopen the betting to a player who has already acted.
When there is a race for odd chips, a player can only win one chip. A player cannot be raced out of a tournament.
Players may not put chips in their pockets at any time. When moving tables, players must use a chip tray to carry their chips and they must go straight to their new table.
When a player is being moved from a table they will be the next on the big blind and will go to the worst position on the new table. Players can move to the button, the small blind or the big blind. A player who intentionally dodges blinds when moving from a broken table may forfeit the blinds and incur a penalty.
If a player is taking too much time to make a decision another player involved in the pot or the Tournament Director may ask for the clock. If this happens the player has 60 seconds to make a decision and after the 60 seconds the hand will be dead.
Players must have respect for other players, the dealers and Tournament Directors. If they do not they may be subject to a penalty.
Players drawn to the Feature Table on Day 1 - 3 of the Irish Open should note that a choice of hands will be broadcast at a 15 minute delay with hole cards via the web stream. The players on the Feature Table will be rotated every two hours.
Play on the Final Table will be streamed LIVE with hole cards. Only finalist players will be permitted in the feature table area. Players will be required to remain in the designated area for the duration of play; scheduled breaks will be taken in a restricted area.
No mobile phones are permitted on the feature table.
The Tournament Director is to consider fairness and the best interest of the game as the top priority in the decision-making process. Unusual circumstances can on occasion dictate that decisions in the interest of fairness take priority over the technical rules. The Tournament Directors decision is final.
Super Satellite Rules
Includes all tournament rules outlined above
Prize winners in the Super Satellite event must play the destination event unless they already hold a seat in the destination event in which case players will receive a refund for the satellite prize.
The tournament organisers reserve the right to cancel or alter any event at its sole discretion in the best interest of the tournament or its players.
By entering the venue (The Burlington Hotel, Dublin) at the paddypowerpoker.com Irish Open you consent to your likeness and image being used on television and the internet internationally, without restriction and in all forms of media for the distribution and promotion of the Irish Open only. Entry into this tournament is taken as consent to participating in the TV coverage.
Featured TV Table Rules
The following terms and conditions are for the feature table(s) at the Main Event of the Irish Open.
This table will be recorded by several cameras (including under the table cameras) and then broadcast internationally on terrestrial TV, digital TV and/or on the Internet.
The feature table will be the final table on the last day of the tournament. By partaking in this event you consent that you will willingly partake in this feature table if requested.
At the feature table:
Players are permitted to wear sponsors logos (without a ".com") on their shirts only. These logos will be no larger than 10cm * 7cm on the breast pocket and no larger than 8cm * 3cm on each sleeve.
Players may wear sunglasses, hats or other headgear provided there is no visible branding and the players ears are visible.
Players may not wear earphones.
No other branding on any part of their body, chip protectors, or jewellery, will be permitted.
Players may be sponsored before the event begins and not during the event. Players must notify the Organiser's of their sponsor prior to commencement of the event.
No more than one third of the feature table players may be sponsored by the one company. In the situation where more than two players (at a six seat table) or three players (at an eight seat table) players sponsored by one company have made it to the feature table, either a person representing the relevant sponsor should decide upon who wears the shirts or the Tournament Director will choose.
Players consent to participating in all reasonable requests for interviews and photographs surrounding this event. Publicity will be used in press releases and on paddypowerpoker.com to promote the Irish Open. Winners of events at the Irish Open will be required for future publicity of the Irish Open.
Players must agree to disclose their hole cards to the under the table cameras at the feature table and any refusal to do so could lead to disqualification from the event with no prize money being awarded and no refunds given.
Paddy Power Poker reserves the right to add or amend any tournament rules, as they feel appropriate.