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LJT's  Coastin' & Cruisin'

18th Annual Texas Hold'em

No Limit Poker Tournament

aboard Royal Caribbean's

 Harmony of the Seas


Limited to 64 players so sign up early!


Texas Hold'em is the most popular game in poker!

Texas Hold'em No Limit is the Cadillac of Poker!

Sign Up : (Entry fees due on board @ tournament)

When: TBA
Where: TBA
Cost: $75.00

Approximate Prize Pool (with 64 players):


1st Place - 40% of Pot, PLUS Winner’s Bracelet by PureTexas.Com, Free Entry into next year’s event, and Traveling Trophy

2nd Place - 24% of Pot

3rd Place - 14% of Pot

4th Place - 9% of Pot

5th Place - 5% of Pot

6th Place - 4% of Pot

7th Place - 2% of Pot

8th Place - $75

Each player will begin with chips totaling $1,000.  Blinds will start at $5/$10 and increase about every 20 minutes. There will be a 10 minute break about every 60 to 80 minutes of play. Game will conclude when the last player has all the chips.  The Tournament Director may adjust the time allowed for each level and for breaks in order to ensure a winner will be determined within the time available.  The tournament will start on Monday and conclude on Saturday afternoon.

 Second Chance Rebuy and Add-On!!

Got unlucky?  Eliminated early?  No worries.  This tournament will feature an Option to Rebuy and get back into the tournament.  During the first 3 or 4 rounds (depending on number of entrants), any player eliminated will have the Option to re-enter the tournament with a fresh stack of 1,000 starting chips for $50.00.  And when the Rebuy period ends, each player still in the tournament will be offered the Option to Add-On 400 in chips for an additional $20.00 fee.

 Texas Hold'em Rules:

In the game, players are dealt two cards, face down. These are the hole or pocket cards. Five cards are dealt in the middle of the table, face up. These cards are shared by all the players at the table, and are called community cards. Players then try to construct the best possible five card hand they can, using the community cards combined with their hole cards. The player with the best hand wins.

 The game is played as follows:

This is a No-Limit Tournament. That means a player may wager from the minimum bet to his/her entire stack at any time during the betting sequence. For example, when the blinds are $15/$30, the minimum bet is $30. A minimum bet is required to see the Flop unless you are in the Small Blind or Big Blind Position. In that instance, the Small blind must post an amount equal to the Big Blind, and the Big Blind, last to act, has the option to check or raise the action. Rules will be explained and a practice hand played before the game begins.

 Sequence of Play:

  1. One player is the dealer. The two players to the left of the dealer make "blind" bets. The first player makes a bet that is equal to half the minimum bet at the table. This is known as the "small blind". The second player makes a bet equal to the minimum table bet. This is the "big blind".
  2. Two cards are dealt face down to each player on the table.
  3. The player to the left of the Big Blind begins play. He/she may choose to call (which means match the bet on the table), raise, or fold. The minimum raise is equal to the Big Blind. This continues to the left until the betting round is completed.
  4. The Flop - The first three face up cards are then dealt at the same time.  Betting starts with player to the left of the dealer and continues to the left. If there is no bet on the table, a player may either bet or check (which means to neither bet, nor fold - the action simply passes to the next player). If there is a bet on the table, a player may call, raise or fold.
  5. The Turn - After the close of the flop betting round, the next card is dealt, face up.  Betting again starts with the player to the left of the Dealer.
  6. The River - After the close of the turn betting round, the final card is dealt face up, and the final betting round takes place. At the conclusion of betting, the best hand takes the pot.
  7. The Dealer Button is then passed one player to the left, blinds are posted, and the next round is dealt.


  • This is a FUN tournament and usually includes several players who are new to the game.  Please be courteous and respectful to other players at all times.  “Winnin’ ain’t winnin’, if winnin’ ain’t fun.”  Violators will walk the plank!
  • Beginner?  Don’t worry.  We usually have several first time players, and we will help you sort things out and have fun.
  • A round of betting is finished when all players have acted, and contributed equally to the pot.
  • All bets and raises are at least equal to the Big Blind.  There is no limit to either the maximum size of any bet or the number of raises that may occur.  And check-raises are permitted.
  • If you call “All In” you have committed. Do not joke about your bet, or you may be forced to risk all your chips.
  • If you intend to raise a bet, you must either announce it or push the bet and raise in at the same time. Pushing the bet in and then pushing in more chips for a Raise is not allowed and called a “String Bet”.
  • As players are eliminated, some confusion can arise about the blinds.  Just remember that each player should post exactly one Big Blind and one Small blind each time around.  This may sometimes result in no Small Blind being posted, as the Small Blind would have been due from the eliminated player.  It may also mean that the Dealer Seat will be empty if the eliminated player was supposed to become the Dealer for the next round.


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