TDA Rule Change: 9=10

by , Jun 17, 2009 | 3:14 am

One of the rules changed at today’s (yesterday’s) TDA Summit (for the TDA, not the WSOP) … as per a tweet from @SavagePoker:

New TDA Rule….. All Hold’em Final Tables that start 9 or 10 handed will go to final table at 10 handed. 6 handed tournaments at 7…

Hmm, not sure how I feel about that one, or how it would work at a place like The Lodge, where an extra-big field meant starting with some fold-up outer tables that were only 6-handed, compared to the 8-9-handed tables elsewhere in the room.

4 Comments to “TDA Rule Change: 9=10”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    The 7-handed in 6-max events seems fair to me. Would you like to be seated at the table with only 3 players?

  2. DanM

    yeah, kinda … that’s part of the friggin’ game! short-handed play … that’s what it’s all about. if you can’t survive when it’s 3- or 4-handed, do you deserve to be at the final table?

    I also have a problem with games that go against their title. It’s called SIX-max … not SIX-OR-MAYBE-SEVEN-max. Essentially changing the game when you get to the final table … ? well why not just switch the shortest-handed table leading up to it to limit for a few rounds?

  3. Poker Shrink

    It’s that time of year again, where everyone in media row suggests Dan get some sleep, tomorrow we start slipping pills into his Red Bull.

  4. scott diamond

    Those who dare to go against the great Matt Savage will be cursed in Poker Rooms across America. If you don’t believe me, just ask King Matthew, that is if he is not to busy Golfing