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ESPN taking WSOP down the WWE road w/ PPV, OK?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by TigerVols, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    ...So you wanna watch the World Series of Poker live -- and not five months after the fact? Good news for you, then -- you can! But only if you're willing to pay for it.

  2. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Poker fad​

    It's off the ramp!

  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Close but not quite...

    Poker Fad


    bottom feeder
    ESPN Programming chief
  4. WazzuGrad00

    WazzuGrad00 Guest

    FSN has shown a couple of live poker events and they were possibly the most boring television I have witnessed.

    It's one thing to be sitting at a table while everyone folds before the flop, but it's another to be sitting on the couch watching it in your undies.
  5. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    Yeah, but that's because Norm Chad wasn't there. ;)
  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I'm an avid watcher of poker on TV, but I already pay for cable. I'm not paying to watch live poker.
    I've got nothing against watching live poker. I'm the kind of nut that would watch unedited poker for hours on end.
    But not on PPV.

    Also, Gabe Kaplan is a better poker color man than Chad.
  7. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    live poker is a mistake anyway. Too many hands folded to remain interesting.

    Though Phil Gordon has interesting point about how the WPT tournaments suck to play in. They want a lot of all-ins, so the blind structure goes through the roof at the final table, thus eliminating a majority of the skill.

    That's why he won't play in those tourneys, though I'm not sure why he cares since he wouldn't make a final table anyway. :)
  8. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Who cares? The WSOP fucking sucks. It should never have been put on ESPN to begin with, but then again, it's ESPN we're talking about.
  9. Cape_Fear

    Cape_Fear Active Member

    Gordon or Hellmuth? Phil Gordon has been in two or three final tables.

    I don't know that the mainstream viewer would plunk down for the PPV. But watching the Turning Stone event was interesting.
  10. joe_schmoe

    joe_schmoe Active Member

    Okay um. I am kind of curious to see how well this goes.

    I've played several real tournaments in casinos (opposed to online). There is so much folding, so much waiting between hands, it's not fun to watch.  Once people see this stuff without all the extras edited out, they will feel ripped off. I've never been in the WSOP, but I know in many live tourneys there is no fixed limit on how long a person has to decide on a hand, although the dealer or other floor person can put a timer on a person.
    I had one guy stare me down for about 4 minutes as I went all in with two pair...KJ was my hand board was KJ then three low offs. I just sat there. Everyone at the table I'm sure got bored, but you do chat with your neighbors a lot...watching on tv, there's no neighbor unless you are with a friend.
    The guy called me. He mucked, so I have no clue what he had. It was a re-buy, he re bought ad we met up again at final table. he outlasted me.

    there were 120 people in this tourney, it lasted over five hours...and rebuys were only available first 30 minutes.

    bored to tears at time.
  11. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Just curious, Schmoe:
    Do you also speak English?
  12. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I am as big a poker junkie as anyone, but I don't fill my TiVo with it anymore. Is there anything "new" you can possibly see? Loudmouths at the table, aces cracked, online-qualifying geek wins a million -- it's all been done and redone. Now they're having to gimmick-it-up with the Pokerdome and other crap, which will just make it less and less of true "poker" and just all-in fests. Bleech.
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