Posted 10 December 2008 - 12:19 AM
In order to make the bracelets more winnable to your average Joe, they are considering eliminating the rebuy events.The 2-7 lowball rebuy and the the other rebuy events that only get 85-200 entrants, fine, please eliminate those. Those games itself arent even worthy of a bracelet, and adding a rebuy to it makes it even more stupid, also the fields are more pro-heavy/rich people heavy who can blow a bunch of money.The 1k NL rebuy, however, should not be eliminated. It gets around 800-900entrants, and the first prize recently has been near 750k, which ends up being around the 3th or 4th biggest 1st place prize in the entire Series. Sure you can go deep in that tourny by spending 25grand and building a stack, but you can also do it by spending only 3g, and Im sure there are some final tableists who have done it with only 1 or 2k investment. Another terrible change is the winner take all format. Sure it sounds cool, but in reality, who wants to play 3days, make the final table, finish 4th or even 2nd, and not pocket a dime!? If the goal is to eliminate tournies that give a crazy advantage to the pro's (like the rebuys), then this is a step in the opposite direction. A lot of people that normally would be happy to enter a 3k tourny, play 1.5days and walk away with 7k, would now not enter these tournies. Who would enter these tournies? People with a crap load of money and big time pro's only. The idea of winnertakeall is neat, but in reality, how about a Final Table Take all? If this tourny is a $1500buyin with 600 entrants, the prize pool would be 900k. Cant they just do 3% each to 9,8,7,6. (27k) - 7% each to 5,4,3 (63k) - 17% to 2ndplace(153k) and 50% to first? (450k) The flat payjumps would help create a style of play at the FT where people arent just waiting to move up the payscale, they still have incentive to win it all.If this is not possible, how bout just paying the top 3 finishers? The idea is great, but to only pay 1 person in such a large field is ludacris. Maybe if the field only has 150 entrants, winnertake all is cool, but if its a cheap buyin event, this should have a field over 500 and approaching 1000.