I enjoy playing online poker ( Texas Holdem ) and so I've decided to run a tournament with Bitcoins ! No 'real' money will change hands. We are playing for electric bottle tops only.
I don't encourage gambling and this will probably be a 'one-off' event for fun. Poker is a skill game anyway, like chess
Introducing... The 1st ( and only ? ) Bitcoin Forum - Online Poker Challenge Event.
" The Worlds First Sudo-Anonymous Poker Tournament ? "
A Password Protected - Private Game using the Free Open Source - PokerTH - http://www.pokerth.net/
Sat. 20th March 2010 at 3pm ET
50 Bitcoins + 5 Bitcoins Buyin | 1000 Bitcoins added to the Prize pool | 10-Max Table
10,000 Starting Chips, 10 Starting Blinds, Blinds will double every 10 hands !
4 places will be paid. 1st 750 Bitcoins, 2nd 375 Bitcoins, 3rd 250 Bitcoins, 4th 125 Bitcoins ( based on 10 players )
I will be playing and hosting the game and providing the 1000 Bitcoin added prize pool. You are trying to win my Bitcoins !
So, we need another 9 forum members to participate. Entries will be on a first come, first served basis.
Please PM me with your Bitcoin address and a random 'username'. I will then PM you my Bitcoin address to send the 55 Bitcoin entry fee, you will then receive the password for the game lobby.
If a player is a 'no show' or their are less than 5 players, actual players and / or opponents will be 'made up' of computer opponents. Any Bitcoin prize that a 'computer' player should win will be equally divided by the number of actual registered players and equally returned to each participant.
Please download the free pokerTH software to get used to the client. You can also practice against the computer. We will use the 'default' IRC / server and Lobby. You can work out how to connect it through Tor if you want to remain anonymous.
Bitcoin.org or the Bitcube will be advertised in the game lobby whilst we are playing !
If their is not enough interest or participants I will consider canceling or changing the date / time.
pokerth now has ranking, yay!http://pokerth.biz/
that will make life easier ...