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Gender Neutrality
« on: October 31, 2017, 08:07:25 AM »
Version 2.0 was released on August 3, 2017. It contains minor edits to Version 1.0 as well as new gender-inclusive syntax throughout.

I think there are ten places where the phrase "his or her" has be used.  These could be shortened to gender neutral "their."

6:  Random Correct Seating
Tournament and satellite seats will be randomly assigned. A player starting in a wrong seat with a correct chip stack will move to the correct seat with their current total chip stack.

16:  Face Up for All-Ins
All hands will be tabled without delay once a player is all-in and all betting action by all other players in the hand is complete. No player who is either all-in or has called all betting action may muck their hand without tabling. All hands in both the main and side pot(s) must be tabled and are live. See Illustration Addendum.

18:  Asking to See a Hand

B: If there was a river bet, any caller has an inalienable right to see the last aggressor’s hand on request (“the hand they paid to see”) provided the caller tabled or retains their cards. TDs discretion governs all other requests such as to see the hand of another caller, or if there was no river bet. See Illustration Addendum [adopted 2013].

24:  Chip Race, Scheduled Color Ups
A: At scheduled color-ups, chips will be raced off starting in seat 1, with a maximum of one chip awarded to a player. Players can’t be raced out of play: a player losing their last chip(s) in a race will get 1 chip of the lowest denomination still in play.

42: Binding Declarations / Undercalls in Turn
C: If two or more undercalls occur in sequence, play backs up to the first undercaller who must correct their bet per Rule 42-B. The TD will determine how to treat hands of the remaining bettors based on the circumstances.

60:  Count of Opponent’s Chip Stack
Players are entitled to a reasonable estimation of opponents’ chip stacks (Rule 25). A player may request a more precise count only if facing an all-in bet and it is their turn to act. The all-in player is not required to count; on request the dealer or floor will count it. Accepted action applies (Rule 53). Visible and countable chip stacks (Rule 25) greatly help counting accuracy.

RP-9: Tournament Stud Dealing Procedures
B: Cards of a player not at their seat (See Rule 30) for the deal will be killed; the 4th street card will not be dealt to an absent player.
D: If the player dealt the low card by suit is all-in for the ante, betting starts to their left. Players with chips must bet at least the bring-in or fold.

Rule 43-B: Incorrect Bet Amounts, Pot-Limit Games
Example 2: Same as example 1 above, Player B folds then the dealer realizes A’s pot bet should have been 10,500. Substantial action has not occurred, so A must increase their bet to 10,500 total.

Rule 50: Multiple Chip Betting.
Example 4-B: Same 1400 opener, B puts out one 1000 and two 500s. This is a call because it is short of the 50% threshold of 2100. NOTE: both example 4-A and 4-B are all-in bets for a player putting out their last chips.

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Re: Gender Neutrality
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 02:31:47 PM »
"Their" seems ok, but can't we just "sprinkle" "his" or "her" throughout the examples?
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Re: Gender Neutrality
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 08:14:36 AM »
"Their" seems ok, but can't we just "sprinkle" "his" or "her" throughout the examples?
Traditional grammar forbids the use of 'their' in this manner, but modern grammar allows it.

However, don't sprinkle in "his" or "her".

Sprinkle in "his or her".
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