Sure, Daniel Negreanu was recently issued a challenge by the online poker community but while he’s contemplating that offer – he’s taken to his blog to issue a challenge of his own, to tournament directors everywhere.
I’m asking, I’m pleading for a change in focus in these types of situations. More leniency, more understanding, more player friendly. Less rigorous, less harsh, and less cold blooded.
Always an advocate for the players, Daniel provides a couple recent examples he’s seen at PokerStars events where, he feels, a warning makes more sense than a penalty. In fact, he asserts that the harshness with which TDs are doling out the infractions to noobs are hurting not only the enjoyment of the game, but the growth itself.
I understand the need for rules to protect the integrity of the game, I also don’t see why we can’t enforce these rules by first giving a warning.
Never a fan of the “First Card Off The Deck” rule, Daniel has spent a lot of time voicing his opinion that the game should belong more to the players and reflect their wants when it comes to being govern. Here’s yet another cry for player friendly, common sense decisions when it comes to doling out penalties for the uninitiated.