9HighPoker at all times will keep the best interests of the game in mind, when making a decision. Unusual circumstances might be an exception. All tournaments will start at the scheduled time mentioned in the tournament lobby. Important information like rebuy info, blind structure, levels etc will be mentioned in the tournament lobby. Seats to all players are assigned at random. Prizes are awarded as mentioned in the tournament lobby. Deal making will be possible if decided by players on the Final Table. Late registration is possible in almost all tournaments unless mentioned. Unregistration is also allowed in almost all tournaments before the start, unless you are a satellite winner. In that case you will automatically be placed in the tournament and unregistration will not be possible.
The tournament ends when one player accumulates all the chips in play or when all remaining players receive the same prize (this will typically be a case where players buy in into a satellite tournament) If two or more players are eliminated in the same hand a player with more chips in play receives a higher rank than player with lesser chips. When the tournament is on a prize money bubble or a Final Table bubble the tournament may be played “Hand for Hand”, which essentially means that if hand at one table gets over, we wait till all hands at other tables are complete and the next hand begins simultaneously. As players keep getting eliminated from the tournament, the software will break tables in order to balance the remaining tables. This will be done randomly.
When participating in a tournament, any risk arising from disconnection is to carried by the players participating in the tournament. Even if the player is sitting out in a tournament he will be dealt cards, his blinds and antes will be collected. While each player is responsible for his internet connection, in the late stages of a tournament a player might be provided with extra disconnection time.
Poker is an individual game. Any action intended to help another player is prohibited and includes (not limited to) helping players in chat, soft playing, chip dumping. This may result in the account getting banned & funds in the player ac being seized. Also a player winnings might be help back till reviews are carried out of the same. Any player can have only one account at 9HighPoker.com and if any player found multi accounting during tournaments all accounts will be blocked & funds seized.
Deal making is possible at the Final Table unless otherwise specified by the tournament rules which will be mentioned in the lobby. Only ICM deal making is possible. If all players agree to make a deal, they will have to check the box provided for deal making on the Final Table. ICM is the Independent Chip Model which provides each players Equity in the remaining prize pool based on remaining chip counts & remaining payouts.
If we have to cancel a tournament for any reason we will make an effort to compensate players in the best possible way. In the end it is the sole discretion of the management which is binding.