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WSOP: Players continue to pour in after registration closes, Dylan Weisman wins second bracelet

Every day, new issues arise on the WSOP floor. This time, one was brought up by Chris Brewer, who doesn't like the number of players coming in even minutes after registration has ended. This sparked a stormy debate on social media. In addition, the article also takes a look at the win of Dylan Weisman, who defeated Chino Rheem in heads-up play.

We've already had a problem tournament for casino staff that anyone could enter, very poor dealer performance and frequent mistakes, we've switched to using solvers at the table, and now we have another problem again.

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Players continue to arrive long after registration closes

A new controversial issue has been brought up by Chris Brewer on twitter (X), who doesn't like the fact that some players, in some tournaments, are allowed to play even after registration has closed. Thus, he raised the issue of whether someone has special privileges.

However, he wasn't the only high roller who didn't like the strange practices. WSOP Vice President Jack Effel immediately responded to the whole issue, telling Pokernews that players were not abusing any late registration rules.

Players often mention Max Late Reg, which is a term that means registering for a tournament in the last possible minutes. This gives the player a definite advantage because they are only playing for a short period of time before the bubble bursts and can get into the ITM quickly and easily.

However, the whole problem high roller players see is that new tables open even 10 or 20 minutes after registration closes. Jack Effel also commented on this issue and explained that the verification process for registration takes some time and therefore it can happen that a player arrives at his seat even a few minutes after registration has closed. It also takes time for a player to get to his table. Therefore, the players suggested that the clock should be stopped for that time until everyone is seated. However, Effel responded that this would be unfair to players who have been in the tournament for a while and would just unnecessarily prolong the entire playing day.

Jack Effel assured the players that the registration staff will only allow a player to register who is waiting in line before registration ends, and will not allow a player to register who wants to get in line after registration ends. In closing, Effel stated that he is open to suggestions to improve the registration process and is willing to discuss this with the players.

Names such as Justin Bonomo and Isaac Haxton have also weighed in on the issue on Twitter. "If they're not there on time, they shouldn't sit down. It shouldn't matter when they got to the box office or whatever. The only exception worth making is for people who have lost their first charge in the last 10 minutes. Everyone else had hours to register," Bonomo responded.

"It's a pretty serious game integrity issue and is so easily solved. Always close registration at the break and seat all players before proceeding. Any scheduling that has to be adjusted to make this happen is clearly worth it", Haxton said. This whole controversial issue has sparked a storm of differing opinions. One side wants to end registration with a break, another wants to not allow new players into the game after registration closes. We may see if this whole thing moves forward in any way in the next few days and we'll be sure to keep you updated on any new developments on this topic.

Dylan Weisman wins second bracelet

American player Dylan Weisman has accomplished quite a bit this year. He's been a three-time winner of PGT tournaments, is currently third in the PGT Leaderboard, finished second in the Triton PLO Main Event, and has added more than $3.2 million to his account this year. To add to those accomplishments, he has now earned his second WSOP bracelet.

He won it in Event 18, which was a $1,500 PLO (8-Handed) with 1,469 entries and a prizepool of $1,961,115. In the final heads-up, Dylan defeated Chino Rheem to take home the bracelet and $294,311 in prize money. Rheem pocketed $196,191 for his second-place finish.

1Dylan WeismanUnited States$294,311
2Chino RheemUnited States$196,191
3Steve ZolotowUnited States$140,077
4Grzegorz DerkowskiPoland$101,284
5John ZableUnited States$74,178
6Jhojan RiveraUnited States$55,034
7Abdul Al-MagablehUnited States$41,371
8Leslie RoussellUnited States$31,516

Source - wsop, twitter(x), pgt, hendonmob, pokernews, Drew Amato