The game is for 4 players.
The final table will be played by 5 players with that the button position won’t be played.
Players will received covered (face down) cards from the sixth (6th) to the thirteenth (13th) card one at a time. Only after one player makes a statement, another player is given a card.
A player, who turns his card before his actual turn, will be punished by losing (1) point in favour of all active players participating in the given game.
A player, who misses his turn, will be punished by losing (3) points in favour of all active players participating in the given game. This player though won’t have to pay for any royalties that could occur in this very game.
A player, who misses his turn, is not eligible for obtaining any chips from the players, who themselves were punished.
If time has been called on the player, the player must make a decision in 30 seconds on how to proceed in the game. If the player fails to make a decision in 30 seconds, his cards will be pronounced dead and he will have to pay a full fine together with any potential royalties.
Verbal statements are not binding. An action is considered completed, when a player puts a card on a selected place and then puts his hands off (just like in a chess game).
A player can only leave his place, when his game doesn’t require any concrete decision (e.g. Flush on bottom hand, Straight on middle hand) and the last three (3) cards can only be placed on the Top hand or when the game is already a foul and cannot be saved by any means.
A player won’t be allowed to leave his place, if the game requires his concrete and active decision making. If he fails to do so, his game will be pronounced a foul and he will have to pay the full fine together with any potential royalties.