First of all, let's get the facts right. This year Harrah's Entertainment Inc. has changed the WSOP Main Event schedule as follows:
Instead of playing over two weeks in July (starting with Day 1a on July 3 and ending at Day 7 on July 14), those who make the final table will be asked to come back and finish during two days in November (November 9-10).
Harrah's stated reason for this is: "This will allow the final table to be shown on Walt Disney Co.'s ESPN and give the broadcaster time to generate publicity that will maximize the audience."
According to Harrah's this will benefit the players, because of both the additional coverage and because players will have more time to "shop around" for sponsors.
To be honest I don't think this makes any sense at all. This changes the whole dynamic of Steve Wong (Steve@888.com)
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