Update on Annie Duke Has Issues

We ran into Brian Balsbough and one of the ESPN producers who explained that the announcement that got Annie all riled up wasn’t entirely accurate, which is another way of saying it wasn’t true. What the announcer was trying to say is that they were down to half the tables in the entire room, which would be half the field if they had actually started with all the tables being used, which wasn’t the case, which is why it wasn’t accurate, which is why we have to use all these which’s. So rather than being down to under 900 when that announcement was made they were really more like at 1100. According to ESPN, the plan now is to play down to 500 players or through 6 levels, which ever occurs first.


3 Responses

  1. Kevin Mathers

    August 1, 2006 6:12 pm, Reply

    Card Player has the figure right now at about 830, how can they be off by over 200? I’d assume the tournament clock would have the accurate figures.

  2. Kajagugu

    August 1, 2006 7:12 pm, Reply

    “Assume nothing at the 2006 WSOP” should be the phrase of the month. The guys who run this thing are dumber than a box of chips.
    And while we’re on the subject, why is the main event basically a 3 stage satellite to the main event? All you have to do is beat half the field to advance to the next level. Only difference is you get to keep your chips. How is this fair when someone from day 1A won’t meet someone from day 1D until the third day of play? I know the field is huge but they should have at least reshuffled the players after everyone was done with the first day.

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