A heads-up tournament consists of tables with two players per table. Theplayers on each table play against each other (heads up) until a there is awinner. The winners then progress to further rounds to play more games untilthere is an overall winner.
If number of player registered for a tournament is not 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64,128, 256 or 512 some players will be given a bye for the first round. Thefollowing formula will be used to decide how many players play in the firstround:
X players register
Y is the largest number tournament that could be run (2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128,256, 512)
X – Y = Z
Z x 2 is the number of players to play
X - (Zx2) = number of player to get a bye
89 players register
64 is the largest tournament that could be run
89 – 64 = 25
25 x 2 = 50 is number of player to play
89 – 50 = 39 is the number of player to get a bye
Byes will be allocated at random and this formula will be applied to thefirst round only. The rounds will be conducted in a shootout style, with eachround commencing at the same time and all players starting the next game at thesame time.
The player who does not have the button is dealt the first playing card. Theplayer on the dealer button is the small blind and the player not on the dealerbutton posts the big blind. The small blind acts first before the flop and lastafter the flop is dealt.
Tournament rules apply.