When casinos request it, we will furnish this program to them free of charge if they want to use it for their tournaments & advertise it as explained below. If they want us to come and install the program in their computer (97 Microsoft Excel or later required) and teach someone how to use it, all we ask is that they pay our trip expenses. We would install Tex’s TEARS on a laptop computer and teach someone how to use it if they travel to where one of us is located.
This program is an Excel Spreadsheet and it is complicated. In order for a casino to get all the benefits from this system one of us should teach and explain it to whoever is going to use it. We have great reservations about providing the program to anyone without teaching him/her how to use it best.
After the correct criteria is entered for an event, this program predicts the total playing time and the number of players that you should have (left in the tournament) to start any level with. It also tells you the proper number of starting and re-buy chips, the proper blind and ante structures, and another part automatically figures Tex’s Prize Pool Payoffs. There is also a Deal Bar for figuring up to a 6-man deal should that become necessary.
“Tex’s TEARS” provides blind and ante increases that average less than 50% per level along with adequate starting chips for all buy-ins of $100 or larger (please advertise these as “Tex’s TEARS Structures”). The system also provides a “Tex’s TEARS Satellite Structure” for satellites and shorter weekly or daily events (please advertise these as “Tex’s TEARS Satellite Structures”). The casino controls the number of player chips if the buy-in is less than $100 for their smaller tournaments.
The casino always controls the total length of the tournament by adjusting the time per level until they get the total playing time desired. No levels should ever be less than 15 minutes to allow the button to make one full round of the table. The only adjustment that is ever needed is to change the length of levels and you should be able to achieve your goal of having a great tournament.
“Tex’s TEARS” has everything in one Excel workbook. Just click on a tab at the bottom of the workbook to access: “Tex’s TEARS”, “Prize Pool Payoff”, “Print Payoff”, “Structure Sheets”, “User Manual”, “Tex’s PPP%” (Prize Pool Payoffs) and “WSOP PPP%”.
We are trying to give the tournament director a full box of tools to help him do his job efficiently & still easily control the length of the ligaz11 event. We are also trying to standardize the starting chips and structures so that a player can travel to any casino advertising “Tex’s TEARS Structures” and know exactly what to expect.
The program, teaching, and installation work are free to casinos & tournament directors that have credentials.
Since June 1, 2000 we have installed our “Tex’s TEARS” program at 37 major casinos around the world. The Reno Hilton is using “Tex’s TEARS Structures” for all of their tournaments including the recently concluded WORLD POKER CHALLENGE. The 2001 World Series of Poker used our program. The “2001 Tournament of Champions” also used “Tex’s TEARS”.
TEARS means “Tournament Evaluation and Rating System”. We expect other casinos to adopt this system as soon as the players, that have tried it, tell them how smooth “Tex’s TEARS” is and how pleasant it is to play in. We are getting about 99% player approval of “Tex’s TEARS”.