New DCC rules...

baby huey

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This thread is getting old and we all have serious concerns about the future of DCC as we know it. But, there are some easy fixes to SHORTEN the time wasted in scheduling the matches. Here's one: I ran a tournament at my room recently where my tournament director had an online app that TEXTED each player about when they would play and what table they would play on and it went seamlessly. Now, in DCC I played poker in their poker room in my downtime and they had the same app to notify signed in players their seat was open. The players were given 8 minutes to get to their respective seat. This is the same app so why hasn't someone just tried to change up their program such that you could move things along. There's a lot more time savers that could be utilized so that time saved in the beginning, middle and throughout the event would show up at the end. Simple easy fixes are available and still keep the fields fairly large.
 

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This thread is getting old and we all have serious concerns about the future of DCC as we know it. But, there are some easy fixes to SHORTEN the time wasted in scheduling the matches. Here's one: I ran a tournament at my room recently where my tournament director had an online app that TEXTED each player about when they would play and what table they would play on and it went seamlessly. Now, in DCC I played poker in their poker room in my downtime and they had the same app to notify signed in players their seat was open. The players were given 8 minutes to get to their respective seat. This is the same app so why hasn't someone just tried to change up their program such that you could move things along. There's a lot more time savers that could be utilized so that time saved in the beginning, middle and throughout the event would show up at the end. Simple easy fixes are available and still keep the fields fairly large.
You are probably talking about digital pool which is also the same place that has the brackets set up for you too... as a player that is nice..I think Ray and them use it for all their tourneys.
 

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This thread is getting old and we all have serious concerns about the future of DCC as we know it. But, there are some easy fixes to SHORTEN the time wasted in scheduling the matches. Here's one: I ran a tournament at my room recently where my tournament director had an online app that TEXTED each player about when they would play and what table they would play on and it went seamlessly. Now, in DCC I played poker in their poker room in my downtime and they had the same app to notify signed in players their seat was open. The players were given 8 minutes to get to their respective seat. This is the same app so why hasn't someone just tried to change up their program such that you could move things along. There's a lot more time savers that could be utilized so that time saved in the beginning, middle and throughout the event would show up at the end. Simple easy fixes are available and still keep the fields fairly large.
Yes, they are using the APP for the 300 player split brackets that are getting more common. You can also update your win/loss. In the very near future, a system like this will become common place.
 

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I suppose if this was the second or third edition of the event that would all be much easier to swallow.

But they just completed their 25th tournament and the problems people are kvetching about have existed for a significant portion of those years. So great, another day of play for the pros at the end of what is already a death march -- many of them are already saying they'll stay away next year; they limited the entries this year and we saw what happened; the Express rules for 1pocket are a joke; maybe they'll squeeze in a few more tables in, despite the fact that you already have to watch yourself in the main tournament room to avoid stepping into a player at an adjoining table and the tables in the large room upstairs are dark because of the 7' lights they use up there; and we may get to pay more for the privilege of staying in a marginal hotel with very limited food options. Yea.

As to discussing things on social media, that's the way of the world today. I like to think that all the write-ups many of us did in the old days help drive, in some small way, the popularity of the event, so frankly I have no problem to continue speak about the event online. And, if they stay true to form, we'll be having this same discussions next year. Given the last couple of decades, it's the way to bet.

So, Lou, if it's so bad why don't you just stay home?

Because there's not much else for a pool player to do in January; the drive is less than four hours; if I make reservations early enough I can get a good steak for dinner; and I get to see friends from all around the world. Plus I get to see how it goes with my own two peepers.

Lou Figueroa
On the plus side, you have atrophied into such a predictable negative nancy, that everyone already knows this is just Lou being Lou, so who cares. Now the tables are too close also lol. Ever been to a typical poolroom? :LOL:

And, if they stay true to form, we'll be having this same discussions next year. Given the last couple of decades, it's the way to bet.
OK I'll bite. I'll bet they finish before 1 AM late Sunday night (technically Monday AM) -- Look I even shaved about 7-8 hours off the finish of the last two years.
 

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On the plus side, you have atrophied into such a predictable negative nancy, that everyone already knows this is just Lou being Lou, so who cares. Now the tables are too close also lol. Ever been to a typical poolroom? :LOL:
Nothing he said was incorrect. 🤷🏻‍♂️


OK I'll bite. I'll bet they finish before 1 AM late Sunday night (technically Monday AM) -- Look I even shaved about 7-8 hours off the finish of the last two years.
He posted his comments…before…they announced that since they’ve been finishing late the last few years and the last couple deep into Sunday…“Hey, let’s finish on Sunday now”. 🤦🏻‍♂️

Also they say they’re going to make each tournament around a 400 player limit. 🤷🏻‍♂️

It never took a genius to realize…the more players they got…the longer the tournament went. 🤦🏻‍♂️


The original ideas that Greg had in the beginning are just not doable the way things are now.
They could be done but they aren’t going to do it.
They’re content dealing with what benefits they get from the casino so that’s that. 🤦🏻‍♂️
 

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It was supposed to be limited to 400 this year too. I don't think they had many more than that in one hole. Need to cut it to first 200 entries paid, double the entry and get more tables.
 

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That's not a bet. I put my money where my mouth is. Did you?

My $10 to your $100 or $100 to your $1000, payable one year from now when no DCC 2025 is held.

WORD TO THE WISE (AND THE FOOLS): I know something you don't.

P.S. Betting window closes once player meeting starts. I'll fade up to a couple hundred bucks action on my end.
Seems like Diamond announcing changes to 2025 makes it pretty reasonable to assume there will be a 2025, so what the heck was all this about?
 
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