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2011 WSOP Schedule Gets Mixed Reaction

2011 WSOP Schedule Gets Mixed Reaction

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WSOP Tournament Schedule went live this week to mixed reviews from top players. Twitter heated up with comments from WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel and pro player Todd Terry, who has won cash at the WSOP the last four years.

The issue was the scheduling of the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em event, which begins on June 2nd and the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha World Championship , that starts at 5pm the next day. Professionals who make it to the final table in the $5k event would not be available to start in the $10k Omaha tourney.

Pro Todd Terry wrote on TwoPlusTwo forum, “Having the$5K NLHE and $10K PLHE on back-to-back days is a horrible idea. You guys on the Player Advisory Committee (PAC), how did that get approved? Like if you had 200 people who would play both events vote, all 200 would have voted not to do it.”

The predictions continued on Twitter with Effel’s tweet, “23% of players who played the $5K last year also played the $10K PLH. If 40 remain on Day 2 of $5K, then about 10 will miss PLH.”

Other pros had a more positive lookout, like Jimmy “gobboboy” Fricke, who joined the PAC this year said, “I got added less than a month ago, but when I looked at the schedule, I figured since there were 1.5 days between the two, it wouldn’t be that big a problem, especially with the four-hour late registration they’re doing this year. Not ideal, but not especially huge. The $5K should be easily in the money by that point.”

Other games players will be drawn to is the new 10-game Six Handed tournament that offers a $2,500 buy-in and starts on June 16th.  The relatively bargain buy-in still attracts top pros from the Mixed Game players and is one of the most popular for the best of the best.

The 10K Max 6 as its called, claimed the praise of Jason “JP-OSU” Potter, who said “really like the 10-game mix, would love to see it as a $5K or 10K next year. Schedule looks great, thanks for being responsive to feedback.”

Whether pros like it or hate it, the WSOP schedule offers a great mix of tournaments sure to bring in more entries than ever.


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