World Poker Tour Season 2 Starts

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  1. James_S

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    Starting Tonight (3/3) on the Travel Channel 9pm EST/6pm PST

    Opening night of World Poker Tour: Borgata Poker Open in Alantic City.

    Seat 1: Carlos Mortenson - Starting Chip Count $799,000
    Seat 2: David Oppenheim – Starting Chip Count $419,000
    Seat 3: Randy Burger – Starting Chip Count $219,000
    Seat 4: Charlie Shoten – Starting Chip Count $427,000
    Seat 5: Noli Francisco – Starting Chip Count $391,000
    Seat 6: Mickey Seagle – Starting Chip Count $98,000

    Can’t Wait!

    My money is on Charlie Shoten.
     
  2. LarryDavenport

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    I'm glad. I've seen each episode of the previous season a minimum of two times each. (And am I the only one sick of ESPN showing the same three episodes fo the 2003 World Series of Poker over and over again?)
     
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    Excellent News!! The wife both like this show.

    And yes I am sick of ESPN and its 2002 World Poker "replay"!

    Greg
     
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    Great play for most of it, then the remaining players started to copy my playing style...bizarre.
     
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    Where's Sammy??
     
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    Pretty entertaining show. Somehow I got kind of bored towards the end. Oh well, will we see the cocky Phil Hellmuth next week. Maybe he will lighten things up.

    One thing I was glad about that they did not have the 30-second clock. I hope that they never do that again. I sometimes take more then 30 seconds in a tournament that pays $400.00 for first place and these guys are playing for 1000x plus for their decision.



    Yes I am totally sick of watching the 2003 World Series of Poker on ESPN. I noticed that they made some additional 1/2-hour shows about: The Best All-ins, The Best Bluffs, ETC. Can you say “Let's milk it for all we got.”

    I think the 2004 WSOP starts towards he end of May (22?). So maybe we will get some new shows. Maybe ESPN can do an 1/2 hour daily following the days events or carry some of the action live. Do Something to get the 2003 of the air.
     
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    Also glad for some new shows.

    Any of you guys play online? We could have an HTF event. [​IMG]
     
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    I play sometimes at paradisepoker.com
    It's a pretty cool site.
     
  9. Patrick Sun

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    That was some sloppy geriatric poker play at the heads-up play between Noli and Shoten.

    Shana looked awesome in the strapless top she was wearing for some of the reporting.

    Otherwise, not a great start to the WPT season.
     
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    WS Champ Chris Moneymaker made the final table at the WPT event being shot nearby here in San Jose today. Phil Gordon is the chip leader. And Mimi Rogers actually cashed! This event will be televised on June 9.

    Rob
     
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    This was definitely a sub-par final table.
     
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    Hopefully this week will be a little more exciting then last week.

    Travel Channel 9pm EST/6pm PST

    3/10/04 FOXWOODS:

    Seat 1: Hoyt Corkins – Starting Chip Count $1,207,500
    Seat 2: Mohamed Ibrahim – Starting Chip Count 376,500
    Seat 3: Brain Haveson – Starting Chip Count $135,000
    Seat 4: Christopher Ackerman – Starting Chip Count $333,000
    Seat 5: Senthil Kumar – Starting Chip Count $245,000
    Seat 6: Phil Hellmuth – Starting Chip Count $840,000

    I don’t have a pick this week. But it is hard to bet against Hoyt that has over a million in chips and has $367,500 more than the Phil (2nd in chips). But anything can happen.

    SHUFFLE UP AND DEAL!
     
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    As much as a legend as he is, I've never seen Phil Helmuth win a tournament (on TV).
     
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    *spoilers*

    And it looks like the streak has continued. Just bad beat after bad beat for him, and the way Hoyt was using his chip advantage, nobody could really get a foothold.

    I also think Ibriham will be thinking about that K8 laydown for some time.
     
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    Yeah, he was too afraid of the possible flush sitting out there on the table after the turn.

    I sort of enjoy watching Hellmuth lose on a bad beat on the river. But usually, it's the only way to beat the guy, by getting lucky and then soaking him for all he's got.
     
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    I felt sorry for Phil last night. He got zero lucky draws and got burned several times on 4th & 5th street.

    I was in the final two of a single table tournament last night and went down to a flush on the river after flopping two pair.

    Does Sam Farha not play WPT events? I'd like to see him play more. I enjoyed his style at the World Series.
     
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    I was thinking they should do more invitationals like Ladies Night. They should do a table of nothing but guys who've written books on playing poker.
     
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    The main impediment to that sort of invitational is getting the sponsors to pony up the cash because these tournament payouts are based on the number of entrants into the tournament (and the entrance fee paid by each player), so there's plenty of dead money being picked up by the eventual final table players.
     
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    Yes, but we see what they both had and I was yelling to call, but that being said I might have laid it down too. Had Ibriham called, Hoyt had so many outs.

    The play that should be thinking about is the last hand going all in on a Q-8. What was he thinking there?
     
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    Bellagio’s 5-Star Diamond World Poker Classic

    3/17/04 – Travel Channel 9pm EST / 6pm PST

    This is one on the best final tables we have seen in the past 2 years. Including the World Series of Poker, WPT and all others combined. I am really looking forward to this one.

    Seat 1: Tino Lechich – Starting Chip Count $811,000
    Seat 2: Gustav “Gus” Hansen – Starting Chip Count $1,484,000
    Seat 3: Paul Philips – Starting Chip Count $1,220,000
    Seat 4: Mel Judah – Starting Chip Count $655,000
    Seat 5: Abraham Mosseri – Starting Chip Count $1,347,000
    Seat 6: Dewey Tomko – Starting Chip Count $767,000


    My pick is Gus Hansen, hard to pick against last years 2-time winner.

    But look out for Mel Judah, great player and he is on the short stack couple of moves and he could be right back in it.
     

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