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World Series Status Report: The Good and the Bad

by Barry Shulman |  Published: Jul 24, 2009


Each year, the World Series makes a number of changes to improve the player experience. Here are my thoughts on what’s working and not working this year. The Good Structure: Three times the buy-in in chips is very good, and there is plenty of play in nearly all tournaments. However, the structure is almost too deep in the limit games, making the first level a waste of time. The only complaint I have is that in the mixed games, some antes were too high relative to the structure. Dealers: Generally good. Many don’t have experience in high-low games, which is to be expected. Floorpeople: I have not seen a bad, improper, or indecisive decision in the entire tournament. Buy-in lines: Not bad, except right before a tournament. Food: Fine; reasonably priced, and, generally, players can get through the line fast. The Rio should realize, though, that on tournament breaks, players ...

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