Today on my Final Table radio show, we talked with Jeffrey Pollack, former commissioner of the World Series of Poker, about the new professional poker league he’s created with Annie Duke, which will include several made-for-TV events later this year. He explained that, while the criteria for which pros will be included hasn’t been worked out yet, reports that the league won’t include online pros are false. In fact, many of the details are still being developed (including the name of the league!), but we dug into as many questions as he could answer at this point.
We also talked with Jack Effel, director of the World Series Of Poker, who just announced the schedule of tournaments he has put together for his year’s WSOP, which will run from May 31 to July 19 at the Rio in Las Vegas with 58 gold bracelet events. He explained the tournaments that are new to the WSOP this year, how late registration will extend to four hours for all events, and how he has added more lower-stakes events, mega-satellites, and deep-stack tourneys than ever before.
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