Originally Posted by lukylass
Tonight you'll start with 2-3k in chips and blinds go up every 15 minutes (25-50,50-100,75-150, 100-200 with 25 ante...)
Do you know what percentage is going to the charity ? Also , will they
have dealers ? 15 minutes is a pretty fast structure .
I'm not sure, I'll have to ask one of the two bosses. (The guy who gives the opening speech and the lady working the computer are the employees of the poker group.)
They MIGHT have dealers, one out of four of the charity tournaments they ran they did have a few at most tables, it is usually self dealt not counting the final table where either the 2nd in command or a regular from the bar league will deal.
15 minutes is fast, but it's partially due to the rules they're under which state time's up at 12:30AM, and they won't get done in time with a better structure.
Oh, and one rule they do that I haven't seen done anywhere else is if you get moved to a new table and the BB hits your seat next, you can pass.
Originally Posted by Rapini
This is a great question. It was asked in the other threads linked in the OP, but no one associated with any of the poker organizations gave a straight answer iirc.
This tourney isn't CCG or RCG, it's ICE (Illinois Charitable Events, a pretty small group that only does about 1-2 tourney's a month not counting the 2.5 weekly bar leagues they run), and I don't think they have any official spokespeople on any boards.