WPT LA Underway

250-500 (50)
300-600 (75)
400-800 (100)
500-1000 (100) That’s ALL of day two! Day three is equally slow: 600-1200 (200)
800-1600 (200)
900-1800 (300)
1000-2000 (300)
1200-2400 (400) There is a 900-1800 level! Most importantly, the antes NEVER drop below 25% of the small blind. Another rule for you tournament directors out there: never create a level where the antes are LESS than 25% of the small blind. If your only choice is to go with 16% or 33% of the small blind, go with 33%!
Smaller antes cause a stall in the action. Bigger antes, means MORE action, more confrontations, and just a much better game all around.
Another general rule for tournament directors: NEVER EVER create rules or structures geared towards appeasing the nits. The nits, by definition… are freaking NITS!!! A tournament should never award tight play, it should reward skilled play. ***************************************************************** I watched the end of the Canada/Slovakia game and it had my heart pumping! Canada almost blew it, but held off the Slovaks in the end, phew. This sets up what could go down as one of the greatest hockey games ever on Sunday. The U.S. will face Canada for gold. A few people asked me who I’d be cheering for, and I was like, “What???” I am Canadian. I’ll ALWAYS be Canadian, and I’ll always root for Canada. I think this is the best U.S. team in history, and was really surprised that prognosticators dismissed them because they were “too young and inexperienced.” That’s silly talk. They are young, but they are also really freaking good. Prediction: Canada 4 U.S. 2. ]]>