The WSOP 2013 has been in full swing for more than a month now and has been getting a lot of publicity. One of the main reasons behind the success of the WSOP has been the leadership of Jack Effel who has been the director of this prestigious tournament since 2007. Effel is also the Vice President of International Poker Operations for Caesars Interactive Entertainment.
The WSOP 2013 tournament started on the 29th of May and is scheduled to close on the 15th of July. There has been a large turnout in terms of both players and spectators at the Rio in Las Vegas.
This year’s tournament schedule, events and player turnout has gone extremely well and Jack Effel has been pleased with his efforts. However, the main event is yet to take place and Effel expects it to be the icing on the cake.
In previous tournaments, there were three days scheduled for the main event registration and most of the registrations occurred on the final day. In a statement, Effel speaking about the main event and what he could do to ensure that player registrations take place on all three days said
The registrations are the way they are as a benefit for players to be able to pick their day. I don’t feel that the field sizes are going to be so unbalanced that it creates an unfair playing advantage. At the end of the day, the average chip stack is going to be relatively close because everyone is playing the same five levels.
When you play five levels on each of the days and combine the day one players, day two players, and day three the average stack is still going to be the average stack. Everybody still plays the same amount of time. It’s still one big tournament. It’s just different starting days and nobody is playing any additional time. One benefit of choosing your day is the fact that a lot of people are working and they can’t come on day one or day three. It’s obviously the largest participated in event at the WSOP, so we aim to accommodate as many people as possible
After the main event is completed, the WSOP will still have a few side events that have interesting prizes. Those who are interested in participating or finding out more information about the events and their schedule, can go to http://www.wsop.com/2013/2013_wsop_schedule.pdf