2009 WSOP Schedule Leaks Starting to Sprout

Official: main event will play down to 9, resume in November

by , Jan 25, 2009 | 5:31 pm

A handful of us know a little secret … and are preparing morning posts revealing the details of and changes to the WSOP schedule for 2009. There’s plenty of exciting stuff to discuss, but for the most part, I think all in the poker media are respecting the info embargo. But oops … silly to expect an AP reporter (and editors of AP-subscribing papers) to do the same. After all, the organization known for its WSOP drop-ins that always require at least one poker-media-er to give up his or her feature-table seat has ignored similar requests from generals and presidents before … and the local-paper editor(s) who may or may not actually be the ones behind embargo-shembargo decisions could obviously care less about whatever national security interest related to the WSOP is in play.

Anyhow, the first cat out of the bag, via the San Jose Mercury-News, is that the November Nine concept — 4-month break included — is coming back for another go.

4 Comments to “2009 WSOP Schedule Leaks Starting to Sprout ”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    I assume the newspaper peeps are going by the assumption that it won’t be seen in the newspaper until Monday so they’re not breaking any “embargo”.

  2. Amy C

    Wow. Shocking media breach. And who would have guessed? The same exact plan as last year. I never saw that coming.

  3. Kevin Mathers

    About half of the schedule is known, Daniel Negreanu posted the tournaments he’ll be in on his forum, which someone c+p’d over to 2+2, which I then posted on another part of the forum.

    Of course, I have to agree with your recent posting about Harrah’s, where it’s now a close race between Becky Binion Behnen and Leon Black on who’s harmed the WSOP legacy more.

    Can we guess when in the 2009 conference call where Jeffrey Pollack admits that they made mistakes last year promoting the Nov. 9 and that they’ve learned their lesson and will make the appropriate changes this year?

  4. clarkmatt

    I don’t think he broke the embargo.

    Also, I remember hearing someone say that the break will stay in place for at least 3-4 years before they will decide weather its successful or not.