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The Scoop -- Jack Effel

by The Scoop |  Published: Apr 02, 2010

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Jack Effel has been the vice president of international poker operations and tournament director of the World Series of Poker since 2007, and has years of experience running poker rooms and tournaments. As one of the main forces behind the modern WSOP, Effel has been a key part of the growth and development of one of poker’s most prestigious events. Diego Cordovez: In regard to the tournament schedule this year, the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event has been replaced by a $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event with a final table incorporating no-limit hold’em, which certainly was in response to the fact that last year ESPN didn’t want to broadcast the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event because no-limit is what drives the ratings. The other big change is that the $40,000 high-roller event has been eliminated. It was interesting in that it almost guarantees a very high-quality final table, and it really reduces a lot of the ...


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