A New Dawn for the WSOP
Playing through the night until the break of day has become a necessary evil over the past few years if you want to win a WSOP bracelet. Swollen fields have meant that organizers have had to fight to keep things ticking over at a steady pace, which has often meant that some players have had to play all night to ensure tournaments finish on time. For many hardened poker professionals the prospect of a long session isn’t a problem, but when you are faced with 2 month’s worth of potential all-nighters it becomes a different story.
In light of this, the organizers for this year’s WSOP have moved to implement a 10 level limit on each event. This means that whatever time the tournament starts, no matter how many runners are left, the players will be allowed to finish for the day after ten levels. The new structures will run across all WSOP events except the Main Event, which is expected to attract another monster field this year.
Following the announcement of the new rule the WSOP’s organizers confirmed that the 42nd World Series of Poker will run from May 31st until July 19th, when 9 players will embark on a 3 month hiatus before the Main Event final table plays out in November.