2010 World Series of Poker changes
As November is getting nearer the 2009 World Series of Poker is coming to an end, and even before the season is finished plans have emerged for the 2010 season. The plans will include some fairly important departures from the 2009 schedule.
It looks like the $40,000 No Limit Hold’em event will not make it back to the line up in 2010. The event made it to the 2009 line up as it was to mark the 40th anniversary of the World Series of Poker. The event attracted over 200 players who was all competing for the jackpot of nearly $2 million. The reason behind them wanting to drop the event is, they don’t want the tournament to be split between professionals and amateurs.
They will also aim to make the whole event bigger than it is right now, as the all the events in the series were sold out last year including the $10,000 main event. Another way to tackle this problem could be to pre-register players and assign certain days at which they will start the event. WSOP may also introduce a larger buy in event, which could help against their competitors like WPT and APT.