Ever traveled to a tournament (let's say $20,000 for first place) only to find once you get there that due to low turnout the purse has been cut down to $15,000, maybe even by half)? With my new format I am trying to eliminate prize pools being cut down due to low player turnouts. By simply allowing players the opportunity to have multiple entries (two that is), you may cut the required field for a 144 entry tournament down to as low as only 72 players. How would multiple entries work? Easy, in most 5 round tournaments the casino will have multiple sessions in each of the first three rounds. Simply schedule play in different sessions for those rounds. To avoid any mistakes this would be players responsibility to make sure they are not scheduled in the same session. Should a player be fortunate enough to advance both entries to the 4th round (semifinals) they would forfeit one of their two seats (by drawing). The forfeited seat would however be at the same table as their other seat, therefore allowing them to play with only 5 players at the table. Of course this would benefit the additional 4 players at the table as well. *Note: in case of awards for semifinalist, any and all forfeited seats will still receive any prize offered for advancing to that round. This doesn't mean that every player has to enter twice, a single entry is fine. I would think the single entry player would be thrilled that the prize pool would be full or at least close to full advertised payouts. I thought this would be a good suggestion however I have gotten some negative feedback from a few players that feel offering multiple entries isn't right. That players who can afford an extra entry will have an unfair advantage. Below are some pro's and con's over the multiple entries, please post your feedback on multiple entries. PRO's 1) Bigger prize pools with lower player turnout. 2) Increase your chance's of advancement. 3) Almost like playing two events in one, more bang for your travel buck. 4) More successful tournaments, could and should mean more (and bigger) tournaments offered by the casinos. CON's 1) Should a player or players advance both there seat to the semifinals, one must be forfeited, however it will be at the same table, therefore allowing only 5 players per that table (no wild card to fill seat). 2) Really can't think of any others? The argument that it isn't fair to any single entry player doesn't fly to me. Assuming the tournament was full the number of players would be the same either way. What is the big difference of playing with 143 other players or 73 other players? For that matter the most you play against in a 5 round tournament anyway would be 5 other players per table (plus yourself) X 5 Rounds = 25 players. So really how would multiple entries be unfair? Please contribute any positive feedback to this suggestion you may think of to help better my efforts to make better tournaments for all of us.