WCOAP 2023 will run from Wednesday 23rd August to Monday 28th August 2023, live at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham
LIVE EVENT BUY-IN AND REGISTRATION
Pre-event buy-in and registration will be available for all live events via Luxon Pay and in-person at DTD.
*** ALL PAYOUTS FOR LIVE EVENTS WILL BE MADE VIA THE SAME METHOD THAT EACH PLAYER USED TO REGISTER EACH EVENT ***
Via Luxon Pay, with buy-in options closing for daily events at 9pm on the evening prior to each daily schedule, and the only option to withdraw from a Luxon registered event after this time will be in person at the DTD registration desk prior to the event start time.
If you are visiting Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham, you can register for WCOAP live events at the cash desk.
Event Registration On The Day
Event registration will take place at the DTD registration desk on the day for all events. Registration for all daily events will be open from 60 minutes prior to the first daily event.
Where events hit capacity then an Alternates List will run, with names added to the list up until the end of late registration, with players offered a seat as one becomes available.
Any registered player late to take their seat in an event will have their chips put in play after 60 mins, except for the Main Event which will be at the first break.
Team entry to the Team Championship on Wed/Thu is controlled by APAT and entry is available by APAT INVITATION ONLY.
PLAYERS WHO HAVE BOUGHT-IN FOR MULTIPLE OVERLAPPING EVENTS
Whilst not wishing to restrict event choices and enjoyment throughout the week, WCOAP 2023 players will be allowed to multi-table, HOWEVER, where a player reaches any Final Table, then the player MUST play that Final Table and only able to play any other event when the Final Table is on a break.
TRAVELLING TO DUSK TILL DAWN
Holiday Inn Castle Marina– Approx 8 minutes drive from Dusk Till Dawn
Premier Inn Castle Marina – Approx 8 minutes drive from Dusk Till Dawn
Village Hotel – Approx 15 minutes drive from Dusk Till Dawn
Travelodge Riverside – Approx 5 minutes drive from Dusk Till Dawn
EVENT STRUCTURES (Example based on 2022 events)
All live event entries at DTD will play as Freezeouts.
Shot Clocks will be in play for all DTD events – event start will be 30 secs with 4 x 30 secs timebanks, which will be reset at 2-tables out and FT draw, and for the Main Event Day 2.
The Main Event will play as below (online clock 15 mins), with each Day 1 playing down to 15% with all stacks that are ‘put in play’ for Day 2 in the money for at least a min cash. Any player entering the Main Event online Day 1A may fire a further bullet in either of the Main Event live Day 1B or Day 1C, but automatically and immediately on entry forfeit any qualifying Day 2 stack from the online Day 1A. Day 2 will start at the level after the earliest Day 1 completed, or at least with an average 33 x BBs (expected level 17), with the Day 2 Dinner Break planned to coincide with the Final Table, and with all breaks tbc.
Main Event Day 1B & 1C Structure
|17:00||17:20||Break||(end of late reg)||(chips in play)||00:20|
Main Event Day 2 Structure
HIGH ROLLER / TAG
The High Roller is the only OPEN EVENT at DTD, meaning it is open for ANY PLAYER to play. The Tag Championship is £100+£20 per team of 2 (an individual may register) and team partners may tag each other in and out of the event at any time that they are not involved in a hand, with no conferring at any time when involved in a hand.
High Roller / Tag
|(end of late reg)(chips in play)|
Short Deck will play as a ‘Double Chance’ with all players starting with a 50k stack and they may take an additional, and final, 50k stack at any time before the first hand and when not involved in a hand up to the first break, with those not having taken it by the break then automatically receiving it at the break. SEE FURTHER SHORT DECK INFORMATION AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.
|(late reg closes)(1st 50k in play)|
|22:00||22:20||Break (2nd 50k in play)||00:20|
ROE (NLHE/PLO) / BOUNTY / MIX MAX / PLO / WIN THE BUTTON
The ROE will play a ’round of each’ starting with NLHE, then PLO. The Bounty Championship is £50+£50+£20. The NLHE Mix Max will start as 8-max, then move to 7-max at 49 players and 6-max at 18 players. PLO is 4-card. Win The Button is where the winner of the hand will ‘win the button’ for the next hand.
ROE / Bounty / Mix Max / PLO / Win The Button
|(end of late reg)(chips in play)|
The Shootout Round 1 will play as STTs, with the winner of each STT progressing to the next and final round which will play out as 1 x STT or a 2-table MTT (depending on entries).
Each exact event prize pool breakdown will be confirmed at the venue after the event has closed for further entries.
Winnings from WCOAP live events at DTD will be paid via the same method as pre-registration for the event – so into your LuxonPay account (immediately on winning, and available to use immediately or withdraw cash in DTD), or paid as cash at DTD for those who register / buy-in at DTD.
We’re delighted to confirm that WCOAP 2023 will award the following Added Value Prizes:
WCOAP all live events – Championship Bracelets
WCOAP all live events – Championship Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals
PLAYER OF THE SERIES
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please note the event is subject to the terms & conditions of the Amateur Poker Association & Tour and Dusk Till Dawn.
PLEASE DIRECT RELEVANT QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS TO THE WCOAP PINNED POST ON THE APAT FACEBOOK GROUP, OR TO MYSELF VIA FACEBOOK OR VIA EMAIL TO tombrady[at]hotmail.co.uk
SHORT DECK FURTHER INFO
DIFFERENCE IN PACK SIZE
All of the 2’s, 3’s, 4’s and 5’s are removed from the standard 52-card pack leaving a game where only 36 cards are used. This means the 6 is the lowest card…. Unless you use an Ace as low.
AN ACE HAS ADDED VALUE
As in traditional Hold’em the Ace can be used as either a High or Low, but in the Short Deck version of the game it can also make up the low and high ends of a straight. As in:
• A 6 7 8 9 is classed as a straight (In this example the Ace is classed as a ‘5’)
HAND RANKING DIFFERENCES – LET THE SIGNIFICANCE SINK IN!
While there are only a few differences in the value of a hand between the 2 formats of Hold’em these are very significant and will prove expensive if forgotten.
In Short Deck Hold’em A Flush beats a Full House – This is because mathematically it is harder to make a flush than a full house from the reduced deck.
In regular Hold’em, players with suited hole cards and two community cards of the same suit have nine cards in the deck from which to make a Flush. Playing the Short Deck game reduces this to five cards. This means a Flush is far harder to hit.
EASIER TO HIT A SET
Playing short deck Hold’em makes it easier to hit a set than when playing the regular game. Short deck players holding a pocket pair have 2 cards remaining from the 34 to give them a set as opposed to 2 cards out of 50 in the regular game.
SHORT DECK HOLD’EM STRATEGY
Players who are used to the regular version of Hold’em should be aware of strategy considerations during a traditional game.
Playing the Short Deck game brings a number of changes. Here are just 5 you need to bear in mind:
• The rule of 4 and 2 turns into the rule of 3 and 6
• Stronger Post-Flop hands are needed
• The chance of being dealt pocket Aces are twice as high
• Hands such as top pair and top kicker have a much lower value
• Single pair hands rarely win a pot
SHORT DECK HAND RANKINGS
APAT Live Events Director
Member Only Added Value
Please note added value will only be available to APAT members. This includes WCOAP Bracelets, Medals and the highest ranked player of the WCOAP prize.
The terms & conditions of the WCOAP can be found here.
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