The World Poker Tour Tournament of Champions playing out this weekend is employing something called an Action Clock — that is, a “shot clock” (so to speak) giving players exactly 30 seconds to act. Players are given four 30-second time extensions to use if needed, but otherwise every check, bet, call, raise, or fold has to be performed within the 30-second time limit.
Click here to read about players’ initial reactions to the introduction of the Action Clock.
In the spirit of acting quickly, we’ll dispense with the rest of the preliminaries and get right to today’s installment of The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz. In fact, the quiz itself is meant to be taken quickly, consisting of eight short questions about pot odds, outs, and relative hand values.
The quiz isn’t timed, although if you complete it and then check out the “Top Results,” you’ll see the standings are ordered by how quickly players were able to finish. If you don’t have one already, click here to create a PokerNews account, and you’ll see your name listed, too.
Okay, we’re wasting time. The clock is ticking... go!
*Photo courtesy of the WPT.