WPT TOC: Setting the Clock

WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 1: 75/150 with a 25 ante

2016 Showdown Shot clock

The tournament area is being set up and we’re 30 minutes away from kicking off the WPT Tournament of Champions. While we wait, it’s time to introduce a new twist the gang at the World Poker Tour brought with them for this invite-only event.

A shot clock.

Much like basketball, players in the Tournament of Champions will be limited to a specific amount of time to make a move. They have up to 30 seconds on the “action clock” or else their hand goes into the muck.

There are extensions available for tough decisions and other variants, but we will go into that later. For now, we have the dealers (and Vince Van Patten pictured above) learning how to operate the system so everything goes off without a hitch.