An Action Clock to be introduced at main WPT tour events. PokerStars announces the upcoming schedule of the Asia Championship of Poker. Find these stories and more in the end of week Hit and Run.
Shot Clocks Coming to the World Poker Tour
The World Poker Tour is the latest poker company to attempt to speed up the pace of poker play with the implementation of an Action Clock. Originally tested at the WPT Tournament of Champions last year, the Action Clock will be used for all Main Tour events beginning with next week’s WPT event in Choctaw on August 4th.
The Action Clock, which is from Protection Poker, will give players a maximum of 30 seconds to act when the action is on them. In addition to the standard time of 30 seconds, players will also be able to use four 30 second time extension chips. When the tournament gets to the final three tables, players will receive six time extension chips and eight at the final table.
The announcement comes as more poker tours, including 888live experiment with speeding up the game, something that online poker rooms are also trying to do. This week, PokerStars announced that they would be trialing shorter Time to Act times at $0.01/$0.01 and Pot Limit Omaha, which they plan to roll out to all their cash games (minus Zoom).
– The official schedule for the 2017 Asia Championship of Poker (the ACOP) has been announced.
– Fedor Holz was featured in Forbes, where he discussed his new venture Primed Mind as well as his success playing poker and how he has won over $23 million in 5 years.
– Phil Hellmuth recently joined Andrew Neeme’s vlog to sit down at a $2/$5 No Limit Hold’em game. Watch the action below:
– Alex Weldon breaks down what he claims was the most misperceived hand of the Main Event – Quan Zhou’s bubble bluff.
– Grinderschool.com classic poker training video of the day is a look at end game strategy in heads-up SNGs. This is the last episode in an eight part series.
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