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Help Me / points for playing and scoring formulas
« on: November 18, 2009, 07:12:33 PM »
I am changing my points formula to


Some of the numbers might change slightly

I also have a 25 point bounty in the "Prizes" tab.

Now my question is the Tournament Scoring part in the Stats Filter, I think I just need to input      Points     and in the Overall Scoring I should leave it as      average(scores)    correct? also, how does the 25 point bounty Prize figure into the tournament points portion of the filter? If it doesn't, that is fine.

General Discussion / Re: Who wins the 2009 Main Event?
« on: November 07, 2009, 11:22:57 PM »
Akenhead went out in 9th and Schaffel is out in 8th. 7 players left at the dinner break. Phil Ivey is 5th in chips. Following it on WSOP website.

General Discussion / Re: My Poker League "Rule Book"
« on: November 06, 2009, 10:42:05 PM »
I have TDA rules, US Poker Assoc. laws of Poker, etc. etc. I always have those to turn to if I absolutely have to. Appreciate the input!

General Discussion / Re: My Poker League "Rule Book"
« on: November 06, 2009, 02:57:45 PM »
Appreciate the feedback...the penalties are there more for a deterrent than anything else, really. I doubt I will have to enforce them at all, as I only have 9-12 players in my league, but I do have some new members joining next season.

General Discussion / My Poker League "Rule Book"
« on: November 05, 2009, 11:12:28 PM »
I have, over the past 2 seasons, always informed my players (who don't quite know tournament play) about certain things you can and/or cannot do during the course of a hand or tournament. Also, I have had players come to me saying that they might have caught others cheating (i.e. folding (talking softly) a hand and pushing it away from them a couple inches and getting back in the hand if the flop helps that player's hand when it is thought that no one is looking). Since this is "free" poker (We charge a $2.00 "trophy fund buy-in", as well as the same amount for any re-biys/add-ons), I can't have that going on anyway. Besides, it's pretty sad. Not to mention we are ALL amateurs, but I want to give my players the tournament experience and have fun, but try to weed out the cheaters (which I have, they (2 of them) will not be coming back next year). Therefore, I have come up with my official rulebook. Granted, it might not be exactly like casino rules, but for my league, I think it works out perfect. I have sent a copy to all my members, and am awaiting feedback. If anyone is interested I am posting the word doc on here. It is 18 pages long!

NOTE: when you go to DL the doc, click "YES" to view as a read-only file.

I'd love to hear everyone's feedback!

Templates, Layouts and Sounds / My championship screen
« on: October 28, 2009, 04:46:07 PM »
This is the screen that I am using next month in my No Limit Hold'em Championship game. The one for 7 card stud is very similar. My tournaments are small right now, so there are only 6 champions each. Next season I am looking to have more. My current record is 15. I average around 9 players.

Help Me / Re: Stats
« on: October 27, 2009, 07:45:15 AM »
I know this might be a stupid question, but did you save the game after it ended? If the game is not saved, then it will show up in the stats tab as an incomplete game. Just thought I'd mention that.

Templates, Layouts and Sounds / Re: Looking for sound files
« on: October 14, 2009, 06:58:40 PM »
I created all of my sound files using the at&t text to speech. some words sound a bit off, but for me it works. Here are some examples:

"There is one minutes left in the round. Repeat. One minute left in the round."
"You have finished in sixth place. Five players now remain. Thank you for playing here at Four Aces Poker."
"The blinds have gone up. They are now 1000 and 2000. repeat. The blinds have gone up. they are now 1000 and 2000."
"Level change. the ante goes to 50. the bring in goes to 100. the limits are now 200 and 400. Level change. the ante goes to 50. the bring in goes to 100. the limits are now 200 and 400." (This one for 7 card stud - fixed limit).

I also use one at the start of a tournament. Something like this:

"Welcome to Four Aces Poker event number 5. No Limit Hold'em. Each player begins with 10000 in chips. The 50 point bounty is on (player's name). The blinds will begin at 50 and 100. Good luck to everyone. Let's shuffle up and deal."

Also, during the countdown of the upcoming championship tournaments, I use the countdown event to trigger music files. 2 hours countdown starting at 7199 seconds, the 2nd song begins at the time the first one ends, all the way to zero seconds or as close as possible. Get the first song, say 3 minute song = 180 sec. first event starts at 180. second song starts # of seconds of song after previous song. it takes some effort and some math, but I have done it a few times.

If anyone is interested in some blinds files you can check out at&t text to speech or email me and i can send you a sampling.

Help Me / Re: tie
« on: October 13, 2009, 05:51:56 PM »
I had this situation come up last season. We had 2 players tie in points and we ended up using the overall score as a tiebreaker. the overall score uses average finishing position across all played tournaments. since one player had a higher overall score than the other, even though the two were tied in points, the player with the higher overall score won the player of the year award. I immediately put it into use as a rule for this season. We have our No Limit Hold'em championship tournament as well as out 7 Card Championship coming up in a few weeks and I have a very real chance of it happening again. This time I am ready for it. If for some reason they Tie with Points AND overall score, then the Tie breaker is who won the most tournaments. If they are STILL tied, they will go heads-up to determine the player of the year.

Help Me / Re: overall score formula
« on: September 30, 2009, 07:27:45 PM »
i figured it out. i removed the *1000 from the tournament scoring formula, and changed the overall score from the Logarithm method to percentile method   average(scores). this gave me what i was looking for. thanks!

Help Me / Re: overall score formula
« on: September 30, 2009, 10:01:37 AM »
i entered it in and it works like i want it to, if you take off the *1000 at the end. no problem there. the only hanging thing i have left is, how to display on the overall score stat in the stats tab. the Tournament Points do not show up, only what is in the overall formula. every player shows 100.000; is there an overall formula to go with this? how do i get just the tournament points formula (100/n)*(n-r+1) to show up in column Overall Score 1?

Help Me / Re: overall score formula
« on: September 29, 2009, 02:28:55 PM »
the formula (100/n)*(n-r+1)* overall scoring it says Formula Error.

Help Me / Re: overall score formula
« on: September 28, 2009, 09:04:43 PM »
Thanks for the quick reply Corey. Unfortunately, the formula has an error. I have no idea what the error is, it's what TD is telling me. If someone can see and/or correct the error, I would appreciate it. I sucked at algebra in school!

Help Me / overall score formula
« on: September 28, 2009, 01:08:13 PM »
I am looking for a new Overall Score formuls. I currently use (1-exp(-average(scores))) * 100 for Overall Score. I use log((n + 1) / r) for Tournament Scoring formula. I do not use any fancy formula for points in tournaments. basic n-r+1 *50. When I pull up stats on the Stats tab and look at overall score with, say, 8 players, the first player out gets something like 11.111 and the winner gets 88.889 approximately.

What I am looking for is a way for that first place to receive 100.000 for first and, FOR EXAMPLE, 12.500 for 8th if there are 8 players. Basically 1st is 100, 2nd is x depending on number of players in a tournament. It seems like it is giving 1/8 th of 8 for 8 players and going up 11 whole numbers for each place,

8th =
7th =
6th =
5th =
4th =
3rd =
2nd =
1st =

I'd like it to go (using 8 players as an example)

8th = 12.500
7th = 25.000
6th = 37.500
5th = 50.000
4th = 62.500
3rd = 75.000
2nd = 87.500
1st = 100.000

If anyone knows how to make this work working down in a percentage format for any amount of players, it would be a great help!

Help Me / Re: Starting a Poker League...where do I begin?
« on: September 09, 2009, 12:46:32 AM »
I agree with Scotty on this one. homepokertourney is where i got some of my info when i started out. TD did the rest. i have a page on my website giving the "formulas" that i use. where i play it's not legal to "social gamble", so we contribute to a trophy fund to give out trophies at the end of the seasons.

"Points System" page

check it out!

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