Please be respectful of your fellow players. Some new players may not be aware of standard table etiquette. If someone is not using their “table etiquette” then simply make them aware (in a nice tone). Remember that we are here to have fun, have a drink, meet some new people and play some poker.
Late registration at nightly events is available until the end of the 1st break. Players arriving after the start of the tournament will begin with a full starting stack of $1,000 in chips plus any bonus chips available to them except for the Early Bird bonus.
Your higher value chips should be visible at all times and not hidden behind other stacks. Players are encouraged to not have "dirty stacks", please stack chips in denominations.
This will happen from time to time, but please be respectful of this. Your move can influence the action(s) of other players at the table.
Players standing behind the table cannot help someone sitting at the table.
The last thing the Tournament Director or the other players need is a whiny player. Take a deep breath and enjoy your time playing cards!
Do not show your cards to other people at the table or the “audience”, even if you are going to fold and/or they are already out of the hand. Your cards are for your eyes only.
String betting is when a player places their wager out in multiple motions unless they announce “raise” and/or the amount of their wager at the same time. REMEMBER, many players are not familiar with this, so take it easy on them!!!!
Please be respectful of play at the table and do not use your cellular phone, tablet, or electronic devices while playing. You can stand up behind your seat and chat if you would like, but your hand will be mucked if not seated.
Verbal declarations are binding. If you call a raise, you should make a raise unless the player did not recognize a raise before them.
Cards should remain on the table at all times.
The player to the left of the dealer should shuffle the cards for the next hand.
A player should not win the hand unless they show both their hole cards.
Smoking can be very bothersome to other players sitting at the table. Please be respectful while smoking at the tables.
Always FREE to Play and NEVER a buy in. The only league in Pittsburgh to offer 5 nights of poker each week.
Earn points based on your finish in nightly events to qualify for venue Championships and more.
Qualify for Las Vegas through our Championship events or through the Bar Poker Open online qualifiers.
Qualified players from each venue will participate in the Week 27 Tavern Championship. The winner of this event will earn a nightly prize, a seat in the Season Championship, a trophy, and a seat into the Tournament of Champions.
The Overall Points Leader at each venue will earn an invite into the Bar Poker Open $200,000 National Championship in Las Vegas for Summer 2017, and then play for a paid seat in the Tournament of Champions. Start playing today.
This is an online game that features the Tavern Champions and Overall Points Leaders from the Season. Players will take to the virtual felt in a winner takes all tournament that awards the winner a seat into the upcoming Bar Poker Open event.
Any player that earns 1,000+ points or wins the Tavern Championship at a venue will qualify for this season ending tournament. Make the final table and you are in the cash with the winner earning a seat into the upcoming Bar Poker Open and travel cash.