A couple of quick notes on the schedule.
1 - Event 2 - Women's Super sat has now had FIVE SEATS ADDED
by our PokerStars Women's Team
2 - Main Event Final Table - The start time has been moved form 12pm to 1pm to help with broadcasting the Final.
Some very important Structure notes that I think everyone will be really happy with.
1 - 10K High Roller Structure
- Many of our 10K HR players spent last season lobbying me to give the 10K the same structure as the 25K. Once I got all of them to promise me they wouldn't then start demanding to have more chips/time for the 25K, more for the 50K, etc...
The 10K High Roller now has the same structure as the 25K HR (50K, 60 min, 25-100-200 start). Automatic one round penalty to the first one of you who comes up to me in Barcelona and asks me for 100K in chips for the 25K at PCA
2 - 25K High Roller Late Registration
- After a long discussion with players in Monaco and over the summer, we have decided that the 25K at PCA and EPT Monte Carlo will have late registration until the start of Day 2. It will remain a SINGLE reload, not unlimited, but you can buyin or reload at any point until the first card is pitched on Day 2.
3 - Super High Roller Late Registration
- For the 50K in Barcelona and the 100K's at PCA and in Monaco, late registration and UNLIMITED reload will also go until the first card is pitched on Day 2.
4 - Main Event Structure
- We have adjusted the clock for the EPT Main Event for Season 9. In previous seasons it was 60 minutes for Day 1 and 75 minutes afterwards. We have made the change for Level's 1 -14 (essentially Day 1 and 2) to now be 75 minutes and Level 15+ to be 90 minutes. Day 1's should now all play Level 1 - 8 with a dinner break. Assuming a 12pm start, there will be 10 hours of play (8*75), a 90 minute dinner break and two 20 minute breaks (every two levels on Day 1 only) and we should wrap sometime between midnight and 1am. Day 2 should play the way it has played in previous seasons, six 75 minute levels with a 15 minute break after each level, no dinner break, end around 20:45. Day 3+ should have five 90 minute levels with a 15 minute break after each level, no dinner break, end around 20:45.
We are always striving to listen to our players and improve the quality of our events. I hope everyone is happy with these changes. As always, I appreciate any feedback you have.
PokerStars Live Events Specialist