Joined: Apr '11
Age: 52 (M)
After polling players earlier last week, the WPT has announced that 80% of those asked are in favour of shot clocks. In a blog post written by Mike Sexton, the tour ambassador said: "I'm happy to announce that players voted 80%-20% in favour of the shot clock. And there were many added suggestions that certainly will be considered." He went on to say that he is hoping to see "some type of 'shot clock' incorporated by the WPT for Season XIII." Following the news, Antonio Esfandiari publically supported the decision and looks forward to punishing "slow-playing wizards".
Joined: May '08
Age: 33 (M)
if they say "yes" they know it...can't say "no" when all the pros say "yes", can't say "i dunno" when all the pros (or at least 80% of them) say "yes", can't even think against in the back of your head, since all those pros can basically read your thoughts, and they know that you can't say "no" when all the pros (or at least 80% of them) say "yes"
Joined: Jun '12
Age: 37 (M)
I can't agree more on that decision,if of course will finally take place. Nowdays all events spinning around television. So directors should find a way to make events more TV friendly. Personally I just can't stand some players who playing with their chips and to make a decision u think world gonna end until then. Now every player plays online and clock is a familiar concept. So, I cannot understand what all that noise about clock to clocks in live poker tournaments. Totally agree.
Just cuz they are on tv, it doesnt necessary mean they should be like Michael Bay movies. Thats why they should have more tables wired, to change back and forth between them. Every tournament has its pace, and their blind structure have more to do it with rythm and longevity than any shot clock they opting in. Slow playing (in some sense) is really part of psych warfare in p.oker, I like that Antonio count odds faster then the average, but I really f*ckin dont care that hes bored to death while waiting for his turn. Altough by 80-20% Im seeing Im in minority with my op.
Joined: Sep '13
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Age: 31 (M)
Posted by pochui: if they say "yes" they know it...can't say "no" when all the pros say "yes", can't say "i dunno" when all the pros (or at least 80% of them) say "yes", can't even think against in the back of your head, since all those pros can basically read your thoughts, and they know that you can't say "no" when all the pros (or at least 80% of them) say "yes"
my thoughts exactly!
but i still think if they say yes and no, or yes or no, together with yes, cant say no is a no.
i also like turtles and i think shot clock is something that should actually be there from day one but oh well
Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 49 (M)
I think that this is a very good idea because some of these players take way too long making decisions.Eugene Katchalov takes ages too make every decision whether it be a simple lay down or a thin call he takes the same time
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 38 (M)
It makes all the sense to use that rule in the tourneys. It needs to define defined at the beginig, so that everyone that enters the event knows everything he has to about it, but if it should have limited time to play, it's better. Many players deal very well with the clock, they know others will get tired and angry for having to wait for their turn and that will annoy them and probably make them play worst. This way, they will have a limit to apply that type of strategy!
Joined: May '13
Age: 26 (M)
Stop clock would be better for live show because sometimes it is slow, but with stop clock it will still be the same in my opinion, television will still switch between tables, the things than will changes most is the pace of hands dealt and more actions for players, and that is what pros are looking in my opinion as they are bored easily.
Anyway i am in favor of it, no need for 5 minutes stare down between players. Less than 5 mins to make a decision should be enough!
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 41 (F)
It will add a pressure for sure. And in big tourneys like WSOP where prizes are huge i believe it wont be good. At some point you will need to take your time to think for a crucial hand. If they have a timebank like online poker it would be better.