If you are considering starting a Texas Hold’em poker league in your area and are unsure what to do, read on. This article is for you!
Of course you have to decide if you want your Texas Hold’em poker league to be made up of men, women or a mixed poker league. So you need to research your friends and acquaintances to see how many would commit to a ten month poker league. You will want to start with at least 16 – 20 people.
So you have to decide why you want to start your Texas Hold’em poker league, how you would like the group to be called, how often you would like to meet, your poker league is educational, how you want to pay – a lump sum or for each session. And you need to set the prize you’re playing for (usually to send the top 2 – 3 players of the season to a big tournament competition). You will need to establish your poker league rules.
In addition, you will need to find one or more of your new recruits to host the league. Preferably someone who has poker tables, poker chips hepiqq pkv , software or poker timer and everything else you need to shuffle and trade.
Don’t forget to set up your blind structures. And setting points for league players in the order they finish. The top two or three players will receive their buy-in to the major tournaments you identify in your poker league rules. You will also want to establish how many chips all players in the poker league will start.
I belong to two poker leagues and we use the WSOP-sanctioned poker rules for each league. The difference is that one of the leagues meets once a month and we pay at the start of the league and play 12 games. The other league is created so that you can pay $ 20 twice a month while playing.
Both have their merits. If you pay in advance, you don’t have to worry about financing your prize if someone loses a game. The downside is that there are no cash prizes per game – it all goes to the final prizes.
The pay-as-you-go method offers the top three winners a small prize (half goes to the final prizes). Each league is designed to help members become better Texas Hold’em poker players, with all aspects of the game, including betting and heads-up, which can be the most challenging parts of the game. There is a lot of strategy involved in the game of poker and this will certainly help to develop an individual’s poker strategy.
The prize money that is set aside is used to send at least two people to a big tournament. A poker league where I pay pays for the buy-in to the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Women’s Tournament, which takes place in June at Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A Texas Hold’em league can be very effective in improving your poker game and giving you more confidence when you play in major tournaments or cash games sponsored by casinos or card rooms.
Belonging to a league is educational, fun and also a great social environment – it’s fun to play poker with friends and acquaintances. You can add a social aspect by bringing food and sharing personal stories during the game. And of course, you can keep track of upcoming tournaments that are coming home if one or more league players can participate. Starting a poker league in your area has many benefits and can be very educational, fun and rewarding!
Jan Hansen is the co-owner of More Than Poker Tables.com and Hansen & Associates. She has worked for over 25 years in nonprofit associations and continues to work as an independent meeting and event planner and consultant for various nonprofit groups. She belongs to two Texas Holdem poker leagues and travels to Las Vegas, Reno and Lake Tahoe to participate in the WPT, WSOP and LIPS poker tournaments.