Ibeatyouraces
Ibeatyouraces
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May 15th, 2017 at 8:28:14 PM permalink
The November Nine was a horrible idea to begin with.

http://cardplayer.com/poker-news/21638-the-november-nine-era-is-over-for-the-world-series-of-poker
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billryan
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May 15th, 2017 at 8:31:39 PM permalink
Not that much competition in July, so ratings should be decent. I don't believe I've ever watched a live poker event on television. How will they prevent players from learning the other players hands?
Zourah
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May 15th, 2017 at 9:00:54 PM permalink
The TV broadcast is on a thirty minute delay
DiscreteMaths2
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May 15th, 2017 at 9:07:19 PM permalink
I don't like the idea of the November 9 from a gameplay perspective because people could specifically train, acquire intelligence, or even practice on a simulated table because they know their opponents already and have all that off time. While that might be an appealing game style for some I don't find that sort of thing a good thing for the WSOP main event.
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Ibeatyouraces
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May 15th, 2017 at 9:17:55 PM permalink
Quote: Zourah

The TV broadcast is on a thirty minute delay


Yes, I forgot to add that in. Thanks. I figured that was a given though.
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Ibeatyouraces
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May 15th, 2017 at 9:19:48 PM permalink
Quote: DiscreteMaths2

I don't like the idea of the November 9 from a gameplay perspective because people could specifically train, acquire intelligence, or even practice on a simulated table because they know their opponents already and have all that off time. While that might be an appealing game style for some I don't find that sort of thing a good thing for the WSOP main event.


I didn't, and still don't like the fact that it now becomes a "team game" with the (semi) live shows.
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RisingDough
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May 15th, 2017 at 11:27:28 PM permalink
Quote: DiscreteMaths2

I don't like the idea of the November 9 from a gameplay perspective because people could specifically train, acquire intelligence, or even practice on a simulated table because they know their opponents already and have all that off time. While that might be an appealing game style for some I don't find that sort of thing a good thing for the WSOP main event.




Not to mention at some point there could be a serious injury or even death during the time off! Plus with 3 months to train any skill gap can be narrowed and any momentum, psychological advantage one might have can be lost.
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