I’m interested to hear some analysis on the proposed Elimination Holdem event scheduled for the Victorian Champs this year.What are people’s thoughts? What sort of player would it suit? What is an optimal strategy to adopt?It’s a unique format, so does this reduce a skillful player’s edge over an amateur since neither have probably played this format before?My gut feeling is that it will just be a complete crapshoot from Hand #1? There will be no time to settle in, you need to be active from the start because you have only 10 hands to make an impression before the first elimination.Here are the rules:Elimination HoldemThe Elimination Holdem event will be a Limit Holdem tournament with a maximum of 160 entrants commencing 10-handed. There will be no blind increases during play rather the lowest chipstack on each table will be eliminated after one full round of the dealer button (orbit). In the event that there is a tie for the lowest chipstack, both (or more) tied players will be eliminated. In this instance there will be no further eliminations on that table until all tables are balanced. Once a player is eliminated their chipstack will be removed from play. At the time an elimination is due to occur, the dealer will determine which is the lowest chipstack on their table. Once a player is eliminated, their chipstack will be removed from play. When the tournament is 6-handed or less, an elimination will be conducted after every two rounds. When the number of players on each table reaches five or less, there will be a seat redraw to form 10-handed tables. The button will always commence in the last seat. This shall apply at the beginning of the tournament and after each redraw. In the event that a player exhausts their bank of chips, there will be no further eliminations on that table until all tables are balanced. On the final table, the format will change to No Limit. When two players remain in the tournament, play will continue until one player has all remaining chips. During the tournament players will be required to keep their chipstack neat and in full view at all times and the dealer is under no obligation to advise a player of the size of another player’s chipstack.