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    Lots of innovative changes here. They're trying a lot of different new things. I'll give them credit for that.

    Expect a lot of logistical fail, especially at the new events.

    Highlights:

    - There are a record number of events (68)

    - The massive Colussus event -- just a $565 buyin -- has 4 starting flights over two days, from May 29-30. You may enter all 4 starting flights if you bust. On the downside, they are charging a staggering 13% juice ($65) for this event. Yuck. By comparison, the juice is 10% on the $1000 events.

    - Hyper Holdem takes place on May 31. They will finish in 2 days, as the levels are 20 minutes. I am against this. It ends up awarding a bracelet to a crapshoot type event, which cheapens the meaning of a bracelet.

    - Limit Holdem now has 3 events. They re-added the $2500 Six-Max Event, taking place on June 7. The other two LHE events are the $1500 event on June 2 and the $10,000 championship on June 24. I have final tabled both of these (one in '05, the other in '13). I have never cashed the 6-Max, despite having the chip lead during mid Day 1 at least 3 different years of it.

    - Millionaire Maker (June 5-6) and Monster Stack (June 12-13) are back

    - There is now a "Super Seniors" event, which is what the regular Seniors event should be. The Super Seniors is 65+, while regular Seniors is just 50+. Both take place within 2 days of each other, June 19 and 21.

    - "Extended Play" NLHE takes place on June 20. Levels are 90 minutes instead of 60. Basically it's the opposite of the Hyper event. Buyin is $1500.

    - A weird event has been added called "DraftKings 50/50 NL Holdem", which has nothing to do with DraftKings except they are paying a lot of money to get their name on it. The twist here is that 50% of the field gets paid (!!). This one goes on June 27.

    - An online event takes place on July 2nd, and a bracelet will be awarded. You play this on wsop.com. No structure provided yet.

    - The "Lucky 7s" event begins on July 3rd. It costs $777, and the WSOP is charging 11% juice. Levels are 40 minutes on Day 1, and 60 on Day 2.

    - On July 1, there is a "Bounty NL Holdem" event, where you get $500 per player you knock out. Buyin is $1500, so obviously it makes sense to call off very light against a shorter stack preflop.

    Opinions?

    I like some of these ideas, but not too thrilled about the increased rake for the sub-$1000 events, nor do I like a Hyper bracelet being awarded. I also think the $777 event is just a poor man's version of the Colossus event, and will be anticlimactic. The online event is also lame. There are enough online tournaments out there. Bracelets should be for live tournaments only.

    I do like some of the innovative new events such as the Bounty, the mammoth sized Colossus, the extended play, and even the 50/50 event. That stuff all seems fun.

    I will be posting my own personal schedule shortly. I will be playing more events than I did last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    - An online event takes place on July 2nd, and a bracelet will be awarded. You play this on wsop.com. No structure provided yet.

    - The "Lucky 7s" event begins on July 3rd. It costs $777, and the WSOP is charging 11% juice. Levels are 40 minutes on Day 1, and 60 on Day 2.

    - On July 1, there is a "Bounty NL Holdem" event, where you get $500 per player you knock out. Buyin is $1500, so obviously it makes sense to call off very light against a shorter stack preflop.

    Opinions?

    I like some of these ideas, but not too thrilled about the increased rake for the sub-$1000 events, nor do I like a Hyper bracelet being awarded. I also think the $777 event is just a poor man's version of the Colossus event, and will be anticlimactic. The online event is also lame. There are enough online tournaments out there. Bracelets should be for live tournaments only.

    I do like some of the innovative new events such as the Bounty, the mammoth sized Colossus, the extended play, and even the 50/50 event. That stuff all seems fun.

    I will be posting my own personal schedule shortly. I will be playing more events than I did last year.
    How are they going to control cheating in the online event with so many players playing from the same hotel?

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    The online event makes no sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizzmoney View Post
    The online event makes no sense
    Marketing Gimmick.

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    It is worth noting that both Senior events take place during the EDC weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisp200 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    - An online event takes place on July 2nd, and a bracelet will be awarded. You play this on wsop.com. No structure provided yet.

    - The "Lucky 7s" event begins on July 3rd. It costs $777, and the WSOP is charging 11% juice. Levels are 40 minutes on Day 1, and 60 on Day 2.

    - On July 1, there is a "Bounty NL Holdem" event, where you get $500 per player you knock out. Buyin is $1500, so obviously it makes sense to call off very light against a shorter stack preflop.

    Opinions?

    I like some of these ideas, but not too thrilled about the increased rake for the sub-$1000 events, nor do I like a Hyper bracelet being awarded. I also think the $777 event is just a poor man's version of the Colossus event, and will be anticlimactic. The online event is also lame. There are enough online tournaments out there. Bracelets should be for live tournaments only.

    I do like some of the innovative new events such as the Bounty, the mammoth sized Colossus, the extended play, and even the 50/50 event. That stuff all seems fun.

    I will be posting my own personal schedule shortly. I will be playing more events than I did last year.
    How are they going to control cheating in the online event with so many players playing from the same hotel?
    Same as always? Being in the same hotel/city is not much different from being on the same Internet, having a phone, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duped_samaritan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chrisp200 View Post

    How are they going to control cheating in the online event with so many players playing from the same hotel?
    Same as always? Being in the same hotel/city is not much different from being on the same Internet, having a phone, etc.
    Actually, Chris raises a good point.

    There could easily be cheating, such as a better player taking over for one of his friends running deep. Or several people getting together in one room and coaching the player.

    Yes, this could happen in any online tournament, but I think it's more likely to happen in a WSOP tournament where a bracelet is awarded and you will have a lot of very good players physically staying in one hotel.

    I feel that the online tournament and hyper tournaments are really cheapening the meaning of the bracelets. Yes, there are also bracelets awarded in non-open events such as the ladies, casino employees, and seniors, but at least those are understood to be kind of "asterisk bracelets", where only a certain subset is allowed to play. The fact that open event bracelets are being awarded for these stupid tournaments kinda bothers me, especially as an existing bracelet holder.

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