Five November Nine Broadcast Observations
The first day of the 2014 WSOP November Nine is in the
books. A lot of poker was played over the course of 12 hours
and tomorrow promises to be another long night. I'm going to reserve commentary on the gameplay and instead
give five observations on the November Nine broadcast. Observation #1 - Rails subdued compared to past years
Observation #2 - Daniel vs.
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Winning the Main Event is No Big Deal
For the first time all season, I turned on the 2014 World
Series of Poker broadcasts on ESPN. I probably wouldn't have
watched long except for the fact that both Griffin Benger
and Dan Smith were at the featured table. I covered them
extensively during my time at Ivey Poker, so I watched them
a bit. Just before turning the channel, ESPN showed a video done
with Tony Roberto.
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Hey Poker "Pro" - Go Get a Job
"Go get a job. " For some poker players, this phrase is a
complete insult. You insulted their ability as a player and
you must pay dearly with your chips. Those same players are also the ones who wind up having
their chips taken.
Did Sheldon Adelson Pay NewsWeek to Write Poker Face?
The poker world is in its latest uproar over last week's
NewsWeek article "How Washington Opened the Floodgates to
Online Poker, Dealing Parents a Bad Hand. "
This piece has been called everything from politically
motivated to bad journalism to a bag of lies. I've read over
the article and I'm not here to debate the accuracy of the
article. Rather, I have reason to believe that the article
was purchased by Adelson's coalition.
More Variety is Needed in ESPN's World Series of Poker Coverage
ESPN began airing their annual coverage of the World Series
of Poker on Tuesday. This year, fans will only be treated to
two tournaments, the $1 Million Big One for ONE DROP and the
2014 WSOP Main Event. And yet again I will probably not watch unless it has
something to do with my job. (Which probably means I will
watch in November.
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