WRGPT4 is a no-limit Texas Holdem tournament in which all game activity
takes place via electronic mail. A program, written by
acts as dealer and manages all aspects of the game. The
tournament rules are similar to most Las
Vegas no limit holdem tournaments, such as Binion's annual World
Series of Poker main event. The dealer program has a
rich command language
allowing players to mail in their betting
actions out-of-turn; these actions only manifest themselves to the
other players in turn. Even with these advanced actions, the game
moves rather slowly, with most tables averaging less than one
hand a day. This year's game strated in September with
376 players, and should last until
Mid-June. There will probably be another tournament next year; keep
tuned to rec.gambling for signup details.
We are now playing the final table ot the tournament.
has set up a
web page with who's who, standings, table position and
showdowns for the final table.
There is also a
showdown by date collection, with
one file per date here, containing all that day's showdowns.
Will Hyde has a list of submitted
of some of the paticipants.
has taken Will's list, converted it to HTML, and made it
available on the web.