The first thing you should know is that the main objective of the game of blackjack is to beat the dealer. For this, you have to get a hand that is equal to 21 or close to it. It is worth mentioning that in blackjack you will not face other players.
The cards have different values:
-The ace can be worth 1 or 11.
-The face cards (J, K and Q) are worth 10
-The other cards from 2 to 9 will have their face value.
The dealer will deal the cards clockwise. Each player will have 2 cards face up on the table. On the other hand, the dealer will have one face up and one face down.
Now you must add up the value of your cards. For example, if you have an ace and a face card, worth 10, you will have blackjack.
If the dealer does not have blackjack, you will be paid 1.5 times what you bet without having to play another round.
On the other hand, if you don't have blackjack and the dealer doesn't have blackjack, you must devise a strategy that will help you win the game. Such as stand, hit, double down, split or surrender.
How to bet:
Before you draw your three cards, you need to decide whether you will make an Ante bet, Pair Plus bet, or both. By choosing the Ante bet, you are betting that your hand will be better than the dealer's hand. By choosing Pair Plus, you are betting that the dealer will get a pair, or better.
Only after all players reveal their cards and decide whether to play or pass, the dealer will reveal his hand of cards.
High Card: 3 cards of different numbers and suits.
Pair: 2 cards of the same suit and 1 different suit.
Flush: 3 cards of the same suit.
Straight: a simple sequence of three cards (example: A, Q, K).
Three of a Kind: 3 cards of the same suit.
Straight Flush: a sequence of cards of the same suit.
All numbers from 1 to 36 are presented in columns of 3, each with its own color, alternating between red and black. Starting from number 1, generally red, to reach number 36, also red.
However, horizontally, the sectors are as follows:
- Numbers from 1 to 18
- Even numbers
- Odd numbers
- Numbers from 19 to 36
- First dozen (includes numbers from 1 to 12)
- Second dozen (including numbers 13 to 24)
- Third dozen (includes numbers from 25 to 36)
WENDESDAY WEEKLY TOURNAMENTS
7 p.m. Late arrivals are welcome until 8:30 p.m. provided seats are available. Late buy-ins will result in a reduced initial chip stack as a projection of the expected stack size had the players sat in from the start and lost the hands when posting the blinds. As a general guideline, you can expect your starting stack to be reduced by 150 chips during level 1, 500 chips if entering during level 2, 1,200 chips for level 3, and 2,000 chips for level 4.
$20 or the current equivalent in colones (Cashier exchange rate). The buy-in gets each player a seat and a starting stack of 5,000 chips.
During the first 4 levels of play, re-buys are allowed for players with a stack of 5,000 chips or less. Re-buys cost $20 for 5,000 chips. A player who loses the entire stack will need to re-buy immediately before the next hand is dealt in order to remain in the tournament.
All players can add on after the last hand of level 4 has been played. If a player loses his stack in the last hand, he will need to re-buy before he can add on. The add-on is 8,000 chips for $20.
Players can register by depositing $20 at the cashier and/or directly to the TD. Players will be randomly seated by the TD or by public draw. If a pre-registered player has not arrived at his or her seat by the end of level 1 AND if alternates are waiting to get a seat, the pre-registered player will lose the seat which will be occupied by the alternates in the order they have signed up. If an alternate is not present and /or reacting to the TD calling his/her name immediately, he/she will be erased from the list of alternates with no recourse. Registration is open until 8:30 p.m. provided seats are available.
Standard Poker Tournament rules apply. The Tournament Director (TD) is Henrik Bodholdt. TD’s ruling is final.
General guidelines and advice:
- One player per hand. Revealing your live hand to anyone (either player or spectator) may result in killing your hand and/or penalties.
- Languages allowed at the table are Spanish and English
- Hands will be killed immediately for players active on a cell phone or tablet. If you need to speak on your phone please have the courtesy to leave the table during the call.
- Be respectful to your fellow player and the dealer.
- Penalties may be sitting out for a number of hands, one or more rounds, or exclusion from the tournament.
Prizes and payouts
Prizes are paid in cash chips to the top finishers as follows:
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