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WSOP New Covid Disqualification Rules Have Players Disgusted

Written by:
Nagesh Rath
Published on:
Aug/10/2021

It seems everybody in the poker community Tuesday morning is talking about Rule 115.  What is it?

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Essentially it comes down to the World Series of Poker having the ability to disqualify anyone from an ongoing WSOP event even if they merely suspect that player has COVID, or has come into contact with a COVID-positive individual.

The rules also make mention of events being rescheduled should a player be disqualified.

Information Coordinator for PokerAtlas, Kevin Mathers, was among the first to publish the new rules via Twitter.

One of the bigger fears is that a slight cough or clearing of the throat could result in a disqualification. 

"People right now all over are even sacred to simply cough on a plane right now because they think the other passengers will throw them off the plane and out the emergency exit," PokerProErik tweeted.

Another offered some recommendations on ways to reduce a wayward cough at the tables.

Navin Mohan tweeted:

Needless-to-say, our Thomas Somach is on the case as he's been speaking to a number of poker pros throughout the overnight and morning hours so stay tuned.

- Nagesh Rath, Gambling911.com

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