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Skillride is a fun play site where tokens have no monetary or financial value. The $ sign is used solely to provide a unit of measure in order to describe the game rules and game structures. This convention is purely to provide a frame of reference to what are otherwise betting games. Skillride.com provides players an environment to hone their poker skills, measure their performance and obtain bragging rights with friends and family.
Tournaments are a special game format where players enter to play for a set amount of tokens and compete until only one player remains. There are two types of tournaments at Skillride; scheduled or SitíníGo. A scheduled tournament begins at an appointed time regardless of the number of registrants while a SitíníGo tournament begins when a set number of registrants have signed up.
Please note that the descriptions below are couched in standard terms for poker for ease of explanation and understanding. Fun tokens do not have a monetary or implied value at Skillride.
REGISTERING FOR A TOURNAMENT
Registration is easy. Simply login to the game, click on the Tournaments tab and choose from either our Scheduled tournaments on the Sign up list or click on the Sit'n'Go button to choose from one of our variants of Sit'n'Go tournaments. Double-click on the tournament of interest to open the tournament information screen. Here you will find details on token payouts, limit increases and more. Once you find the tournament you want, click on the Register button located beside the title.
Tournament General Conduct
Players are allocated a number of chips at the beginning of the tournament and play continues until one player has all the chips. The standard starting chip stack for most tournaments is 1500 but it can vary depending upon the token buyin and tournament format. Tournament chips are solely for the purpose of determining who wins which token prize pool payout. The tournament payout is described on the Tournament Information screen that can be accessed by double-clicking on a specific tournament.
Our software summons players registered in a particular tournament at tournament start time. It is the player's responsibility to join the tournament.
Tournament seats are randomly assigned to registered players. As players are eliminated, the tables collapse until there is just one final table left. Movement of players between tables to level load the number of players at each table is primarily based upon their position relative to the big blind in order to avoid disadvantaging a player who is being moved. If practical, the software will move the person due to post the big blind in the next hand.
Blinds and antes increase as the tournament progresses. Standard bet levels increase in 15 minute increments on multi-table tournaments, 10 minutes increments on single table tournaments and 5 minute increments on Turbo tournaments. The actual timings for the specific tournament can be reviewed on the Tournament Information screen. Each betting round consists of one bet, and up to a maximum of three raises for fixed limit events. No Limit & Pot Limit tournaments do not have a limit on number of raises in a bet round.
During the tournament, information on token stack, ranking, payouts, next bet level, and next break can be found on the Tournament Information page. Access the Tournament Information screen by double-clicking on the tournament in the list, or by clicking on My Games and clicking the Tournament Details button.
Single Buy In Tournaments
All tournaments are single buy in events unless otherwise indicated in the tournament title. Players start with a fixed number of tokens based upon their buy in amount and are eliminated from the event once their tokens have been exhausted. Play continues until one player has all the tokens. The tournament token payout is described on the Tournament Information screen which can be accessed by double-clicking on a specific tournament. Payouts are determined by where the player finishes in the tournament and the number of finishers paid is generally related to the number of players participating in the tournament
Re-Buy tournaments are denoted by the word "Re-Buy" in the tournament descriptor. In a Re-Buy tournament, a player buys in for an initial amount and is allocated a starting chip stack. Should the player's chip stack at the table be equal to or less than the initial starting chip stack, they are permitted to Re-Buy any time up to the first break in the tournament and the corresponding Re-Buy chip amount is added to their chip stack total. The Re-Buy token purchase amount is added to the prize pool for the tournament effectively increasing the available payouts to all players. A player can continue to Re-Buy if their chip stack is less than or equal to the starting chip stack the number of times specified for the tournament. Should they exercise all their Re-Buy offers and lose all their chips, they are eliminated. If a player goes all in a hand, loses all their chips but has a Re-Buy offer remaining, they are allocated seven seconds at the conclusion of a hand to process their Re-Buy purchase or they are eliminated from the tournament.
Players Re-Buy by clicking on the Re-Buy button at the tournament table. All Re-Buy offers are processed at the conclusion of a hand. Players can initiate a Re-Buy request during the hand and if their chips remaining meet the Re-Buy criteria at the end of the hand, the request will be processed and their chip stack augmented accordingly. If their chipstack remaining does not meet the Re-Buy criteria, has exhausted all Re-Buy offers or the player lacks enough tokens on account to purchase more chips, the Re-Buy offer request will be rejected.
Re-Buy offers close shortly after the first tournament break begins. Once Re-Buy offers are closed, one final offer called an Add-On will be available to the tournament participants. An Add-On offer is available as an option to all remaining players in tournament regardless of their chip stack. Player's wishing to exercise the Add-On option can do so by clicking the Add-On button located at the tournament table during the first break after Re-Buys are closed. An Add-On is processed by the system immediately, the player's chip stack is augmented by the corresponding chip amount and the Add-On token purchase amount is added to the prize pool for the tournament. There is only a single Add-On offer per player for any tournament. Add-On offers will close shortly before the conclusion of the first break.
Once tournament play resumes after the break, no additional Re-Buy or Add-On offers are available to any players and any player exhausting their tournament chip stack will be eliminated from the tournament.
Both Re-Buy and Add-On offers are non-compulsory and are a player decision as to whether they wish to exercise the purchase option. For specific limits on the number of Re-Buys, Add-Ons and associated purchase costs for a tournament designated as Re-Buy, double click on the tournament from the tournament page and click on the Re-Buy sub-tab in the resulting window.
- Scheduled - Scheduled tournaments have a specific start time and will start at the appointed time if the number of signups exceed the payouts for the tournament. If the number of signups (IE 1) is equal or less than the number of payouts, the tournament will automatically cancel and any registrants will have their buy in tokens returned. Scheduled tournaments are run in both single table and multi-table formats with a wide variety of token buy-ins.
- Sit'n'Go - Sit'n'Gos are single or multi-table tournaments that are always available for registration and start as soon as the predetermined number of seats are full.
- Turbo - Turbos are quick-action tournaments where the bet levels increase more rapidly than regular poker tournaments.
- Private - Private tournaments are "by invite only" or are restricted to a select group of players. These tournaments will display (Priv) next to the tournament name in the list.
- Qualifier - Qualifier tournaments allow players to gain entry into another event for a nominal amount; normally 1 token. The final event is closed to registrants other than those qualifying through a Qualifier tournament and qualifier winners are registered by the system. Qualifier tournaments are displayed in the tournament lobby as Qualifier or Qual.
- Satellite - Satellite tournaments allocate a portion of the prize pool equal to the buy-in for the linked higher buy-in tournament. The payout for a satellite tournament will indicate "Seat" when the payout qualifies as an entry into the linked tournament. The linked tournament is normally classified as a "Main Event" but can be another satellite tournament linked to the main event. Satellite tournaments allow players to buy in at lower limits to earn a seat in a higher buy in event. Players winning a Seat through a Satellite tournament are automatically registered for the linked tournament by the system and are not permitted to withdraw without operator invention. The Main Event tournament may or may not be open to direct registrations.
- Standard game rules and policies covering regular games shall apply, unless superseded by one or more of the following.
- Players cannot register for or withdraw from a tournament once it has started.
- If a player times out during a hand, chooses to sit out during the tournament, or if a registered
player is not present for the tournament, the blinds or antes will be
posted and all hands will be folded until the player connects to the table
or until the player has no tokens remaining and is eliminated from the
tournament. After three hands if the player is still absent they will automatically post a big blind every hand unless they are in the small blind position. If an absent player is moved between tables within a tournament, they are granted an additional three hand grace period before the system begins posting big blinds on their behalf.
There is no rule against choosing to sit out; a player doing so will continue to have blinds and antes posted and cards dealt.
In ante tournaments, players who fail to take their seat within 15 minutes of tournament start time will be removed from the tournament by the system to allow the other players to complete the tournament in a timely fashion.
- If two or more players are eliminated from a tournament at the same time, the token value at the start of the hand will determine the order in which they finish, with the highest value finishing ahead of the lower value.
- Players must play their hands independently and cannot tell opponents how to act. A player violating this rule will forfeit any tokens won in that tournament and risk losing chat, tournament or login privileges.
- By participating in a tournament, a player accepts the risk of Internet lag, disconnects or freezing as a result of problems with the connection between their computer and the servers. Skillride is not responsible for your connectivity during the online poker tournament. There is NO all-in protection tournament play and we will not stop the tournament to wait for a player to reconnect, even at the final table. If you are not present to call a bet, your hand will be folded until you are able to reconnect or you have no tokens remaining and are eliminated from the poker tournament..
- Management reserves the right
to cancel tournaments as a result of technical issues. Should the decision
be made, the following refund policies apply:
30 Minute Rule:
- should a tournament be interrupted within 30 minutes of start time and the interruption prevents the majority of participants from continuing, the tournament will be cancelled and all token buy-ins refunded regardless of player standings at the time of the failure. In some cases, management may set up another poker tournament of the same type within one hour. Players will be responsible for registering themselves for the replacement tournament.
- if an interrupt in tournament play occurs after 30 minutes of start time, management will make the fairest decision possible based on available information with respect to the continuation or cancellation of the poker tournament, based on the best information available at the time. Management may decide to cancel the tournament and return all token buy-ins regardless of player standings at the time of the failure.
- Tournaments end when one player accumulates all the tokens in play. All tournament token payouts will occur once the tournament completes unless indicated otherwise in the tournament description.
- Skillride reserves the right to cancel or reschedule Tournaments at any time, for any reason, with or without notice.
- Management reserves the right to amend rules and to make decisions in the best interest of the tournament, even if no rules applicable to a situation are defined. Any disputes will be reviewed by management and the action taken will result based on those decisions. Management's decisions are final.