Rules

EARLY BIRD BONUS
– 1st FOUR players’ buy-ins to each game get an early bird bonus the amount of the club fee of that game.
– Bonus will come 50% from the club fee and 50% from the total prize pool.
– Email a screenshot showing that you are one of the 1st four players registered to nychustlers@gmail.com with the date and game time in the subject.
IF I DON’T RECEIVE AN EMAIL THE NIGHT OF THE GAME (NOT THE NEXT DAY), WITH A SCREENSHOT SHOWING YOU AS ONE OF THE FIRST FOUR, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE BONUS.

CHOPPING
First- only use the terminology of POINTS!!!  Don’t ask what the “payouts” are.   When discussing a chop – time is of the essence. All players must agree in writing over the chat dialog box that they agree to chop. The numbers are always listed on the nychustlers.net website so anyone can figure out the amounts at anytime. Since play continues while the discussion is going on – it is important that people agree or not right away. Asking to chop or asking about breakdowns is NOT an agreement of actually doing the chop. Play will continue as the decisions are being made – and that can affect a player’s answer. Alternately – you can all agree to sit out while  you work it out.  Please try not to abuse this flexibility or all games will have to be played out in their entirety. Once a chop has been decided on – all players must click “sit out” – and when you see that all players have done this – then you can close the program. Do NOT go “all-in” to end the game so as to save yourself from any misunderstandings. If there are any issues – please take a screen shot of the chat where BOTH players wrote down that they agreed to chop. An email needs to be sent to the NYCHustlers@gmail.com email with the amounts agreed to – with all players cc’d.

Please be clear if you are chopping at that point and stopping, or reworking the payouts and still playing the game out.

NEW PLAYER BONUS
Remember- you get a bonus if you refer players to the online game or the live game!

ABORTING

  1. Pokerstars needs 2 players to register for the game to start, so PLEASE register before the listed time.
  2. All players MUST click “sit out” until 4 players join
  3. Sit out until 1/2 hour after the game started.  (Very rarely do less than 4 players join by end of late reg.)
  4. If at that time there are still less than four, you can all decide if you want to play short-handed.

ETIQUETTE
Since chat is allowed at any time except when a player is all-in – please do not talk about cards or action while a live hand is going on. though it is hard sometimes – try not to criticize other people’s play – no matter how donkey a move it is! lol Always remain courteous – this is a friendly game.

FINALLY
We put a lot of time every single day into making these games run – please respect the game and our efforts and most of all – enjoy being able to play in your pajamas!!