When a Cap is Not a Cap

by , Jun 29, 2008 | 1:31 am

This year, Harrah’s decided that the WSOP events, namely the $1500 NLHE tournaments, would not accept alternates. So, depending upon the space available, the powers-that-be set a cap on the field. Let’s take today’s NLHE, Event #49. It was capped at 2,700 players. When Tom Schneider went to register a few minutes before the start of the event, he was told that the event was full. “Too bad, so sad,” or something like that. Though he saw others getting into a line that seemed to be willing to register them…

Evidently, the cap was not a firm one…or a real one…or an enforceable one. Total number of players in that event today? 2718.

Hmmm. Where did those 18 people come from? And why couldn’t Tom be one of them? Conspiracy, I tell you.

One Comment to “When a Cap is Not a Cap”

  1. DanM

    ***And why couldn’t Tom be one of them?***

    So his fault then … he didn’t whine to the right people, or simply try getting in that other line … giver-upper he is when it comes to procedure, and/or circumventing it.

    If Scotty Nguyen was able to get a fresh starting stack after pre-registering and arriving late … then surely they coulda squeezed one more into the 2700ish field.

    But, oh well, probably for the best, because obviously Tom didn’t want it bad enough.