ASK THE TD

JANUARY 11, 2010 - 5:05:08 PM PST   |   WSOP Staff

ASK THE TD
When it comes to poker tournaments, there are none bigger than the World Series of Poker, held annually each summer at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
 
The man who has overseen the last 4 WSOP's is Tournament Director Jack Effel.   This means Jack has run the 4 largest poker tournaments in history!
 
A native of Dallas, Texas and a resident of Las Vegas since 2005, Effel is a players' tournament director, ensuring player comfort, friendly structures and optimal payouts are all part of his tournaments.  The affable Effel has served in almost every position in poker, including dealer, supervisor, manager, tournament director and director of poker operations.
 
Jack currently serves as the WSOP Tournament Director as well as Harrah's Interactive Entertainment's Vice President of International Poker Operations.
 
Effel has worked in poker hotbeds including Las Vegas, Louisiana and Mississippi and grew up playing the game in Dallas.
 
As a poker enthusiast we know you may have a question or two about the WSOP tournament, its rules or its events.  Here is your outlet!

Famed Tournament Director and the man overseeing the 2010 WSOP,  Effel will answer emails weekly.  If you would like to ask Jack a question, email him at td@wsop.com  Jack will choose a few questions each week to answer.
 
So after submitting your question, keep an eye on wsop.com to see if your question gets answered!
 
Our new feature will start shortly, just look for the "Ask the TD" box on the WSOP homepage, and click the link to be taken to the column.
 
Thank you.
 

 
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