WSOP Tournament Of Champions No Longer Recognized By Players

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WSOP Tournament Of Champions No Longer Recognized By Players
09:23
05 Nov

A twitter poll has shown that the WSOP Tournament of Champions is no longer recognised by players. Following rumblings that the WSOP Player of the Year is not a relevant award due to no financial incentive, we were interested in seeing if the fans wanted to see the return of the ToC.

Sadly, it looks as if too much time has passed and a new generation has settled into the game, forgetting how things used to be in the past.



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The WSOP Player of the Year is now no more than an incentive to play in as many events as possible to rack up leaderboard points. This ties in with the WSOP Europe, which while still a major festival with some prestige, attracts only a fraction of the field sizes that we see in Las Vegas during the summer.

The Tournament of Champions rebooted could see an end to this points chasing in small field events. It also doesn’t have to be a single tournament. A series for all bracelet winners combined with the final table from the WSOP Main Event would definitely attract significant interest from players and sponsors too.

This kind of format would likely guarantee a healthy blend of superstars and grinders trying to make a name for themselves.

There also needs to be some focus on the fact that a completely new generation is now established in the game that were barely a few years old when Chris Moneymaker won the WSOP Main Event in 2003 setting off the poker boom.

Most of these players will be aware of the game’s history as well as who the most recognisable characters are. A Tournament of Champions that gives us a clash between generation would be mouth-watering indeed.


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Mark from Stamford in the UK is a professional cash game player, and part time journalist. A massive chess fan and perpetual traveller.He also produces strategy content for our sister wesbite PokerVIP.com.Read more

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