I have considered writing this post for several months, and since WSOP.com has created a new forum I am going to seize the moment to describe to you what is fundamentally flawed with PLO/8 tournaments.
Let me preface by saying that before WSOP.com I was a regularly winning PLO/8 player on Ultimate Bet. While using that software there were regularly PLO/8 SNGs being played around the clock, and I would multi-table 3-5 tournaments at a time everyday.
If one were to inspect the PLO/8 SNGs on WSOP.com, they are rarely played. Why?
The answer is simple. No turbo tournaments are offered and the structure is far far far far too slow. Under the current structure a PLO/8 SNG takes, on average from what I have observed, to be at least a 90 minute game and often the game will run into 120-150 minutes. This, all, for a 6 handed game. A full table game is not even offered, and many players including myself are not interested in investing so much time for a minimal payout.
Consider the structure. Players begin with 2,000 chips, with the blinds raising every 10 minutes. The problem is the blind increases are too small, and take too long.
10/20 15/30 20/40 25/50 30/60 40/80 50/100
It takes an hour to get to a point where a player is only putting in 7.5% of their chipstack on blinds. In a split pot game where chops are the norm.
The structure of these games needs to be reconsidered, and WSOP.com is missing out on a fair size pool of players who are desperate to play SNGs. Adding a daily PLO/8 MTT would also be beneficial.
Please institute turbo tournaments. Please institute full table SNGs. Please restructure the blinds.
Last edited 13 May 2015