Thursday, 11 December 2008
Rebuy events, such as the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event won this year by Phil Galfond, could no longer be a fixture in the World Series of Poker come 2009, an inside source has claimed.
WSOP Communications Director Seth Palanksy has stated that the WSOP organisers are strongly considering the removal of rebuy events, which would mean that the $1,000 No-Limit Hold ‘em with rebuys; $5,000 2-7 Lowball with rebuys; $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha with rebuys and the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha with rebuys would be written off.“There is a movement to not have any rebuy events,” said Palansky. “There is the growing concern that a pro can buy a bracelet in a rebuy event.” However he did stress that it is an unconfirmed decision, saying: “There’s as good a chance that there won’t be rebuys as there is that there will be.”The potential decision has set named pros warring with Daniel Negreanu being all for it. “Frankly, it gives players like me an unfair advantage in terms of winning the Player of the Year award,” said Negreanu. “[Rebuy tournaments] are fine for other venues but not for a bracelet.”However, 2008 Pot-Limit Omaha with rebuys winner Layne Flack described the consideration as “bullshit,” saying: “You want to talk about buying a bracelet? Let’s talk about Doyle’s bracelet when there were eight people in the tournament,” said Flack. “The critics should look back in history and see where a bracelet has been bought.”Personally, we at Bluff Towers feel that people who can’t afford a considerable amount of rebuys probably shouldn’t be playing a rebuy tournament anyway. If you only have $5,000 in your pocket then there’s not much point entering a $1k rebuy tournament.
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