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  • 2008 WSOP Thread (Potential spoilers from here on out)

    It starts today with the $10,000 World Championship of PLHE.

    I guess the biggest news going into the WSOP this year is that the final table for the Main Event will not be played until November, meaning there will be a 4 month delay. It was ESPN's idea.


    1Friday, May 30th
    12:00 PM
    3-DayWorld Championship Pot-Limit Hold’em $10,000
    2Saturday, May 31st
    12:00 PM
    4-DayNo-Limit Hold’em $1,500
    3Monday, Jun 2nd
    12:00 PM
    3-DayPot-Limit Hold’em $1,500
    4Monday, Jun 2nd
    5:00 PM
    3-DayMixed Hold’em Limit/No-Limit $5,000
    5Tuesday, Jun 3rd
    12:00 PM
    3-DayNo-Limit Hold’em w/ReBuys $1,000
    6Tuesday, Jun 3rd
    5:00 PM
    3-DayOmaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better $1,500
    7Wednesday, Jun 4th
    12:00 PM
    3-DayNo-Limit Hold’em $2,000
    8Wednesday, Jun 4th
    5:00 PM
    3-DayWorld Championship Mixed Event $10,000
    9Thursday, Jun 5th
    12:00 PM
    3-DayNo-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed $1,500
    10Thursday, Jun 5th
    5:00 PM
    3-DayOmaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better $2,500
    11Friday, Jun 6th
    12:00 PM
    3-DayNo-Limit Hold’em Shootout $5,000
    12Friday, Jun 6th
    5:00 PM
    3-DayLimit Hold’em $1,500
    13Saturday, Jun 7th
    12:00 PM
    3-DayNo-Limit Hold’em $2,500
    14Saturday, Jun 7th
    5:00 PM
    3-DayWorld Championship Seven Card Stud $10,000
    15Sunday, Jun 8th
    12:00 PM
    3-DayLadies No-Limit Hold’em World Championship $1,000
    16Sunday, Jun 8th
    5:00 PM
    3-DayOmaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better $2,000
    17Monday, Jun 9th
    12:00 PM
    2-DayNo-Limit Hold’em Shootout $1,500
    18Monday, Jun 9th
    5:00 PM
    3-DayNo-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball w/ReBuys $5,000
    19Tuesday, Jun 10th
    12:00 PM
    3-DayPot-Limit Omaha$1,500
    20Tuesday, Jun 10th
    5:00 PM
    3-DayLimit Hold’em$2,000
    21Wednesday, Jun 11th
    12:00 PM
    3-DayNo-Limit Hold’em$5,000
    22Wednesday, Jun 11th
    5:00 PM
    3-DayH.O.R.S.E.$3,000
    23Thursday, Jun 12th
    12:00 PM
    3-DayNo-Limit Hold’em$2,000
    24Thursday, Jun 12th
    5:00 PM
    3-DayPot-Limit Holdem/Omaha$2,500
    25Friday, Jun 13th
    12:00 PM
    3-DayWorld Championship Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em$10,000
    26Friday, Jun 13th
    5:00 PM
    3-DaySeven Card Razz$1,500
    27Saturday, Jun 14th
    12:00 PM
    3-DayNo-Limit Hold’em$1,500
    28Saturday, Jun 14th
    5:00 PM
    3-DayPot-Limit Omaha W/Rebuys$5,000
    29Sunday, Jun 15th
    12:00 PM
    3-DayNo-Limit Hold’em$3,000
    30Sunday, Jun 15th
    5:00 PM
    3-DayWorld Championship Limit Hold’em$10,000
    31Monday, Jun 16th
    12:00 PM
    3-DayNo-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed$2,500
    32Tuesday, Jun 17th
    12:00 PM
    3-DayNo-Limit Hold’em$1,500
    33Tuesday, Jun 17th
    5:00 PM
    3-DayWorld Championship Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better$5,000
    34Wednesday, Jun 18th
    12:00 PM
    3-DayPot-Limit Omaha W/ReBuys$1,500
    35Wednesday, Jun 18th
    5:00 PM
    3-DaySeven Card Stud$1,500
    36Thursday, Jun 19th
    12:00 PM
    3-DayNo-Limit Hold’em$1,500
    37Thursday, Jun 19th
    5:00 PM
    3-DayWorld Championship Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better$10,000
    38Friday, Jun 20th
    12:00 PM
    3-DayPot-Limit Hold’em$2,000
    39Saturday, Jun 21st
    12:00 PM
    3-DayNo-Limit Hold’em$1,500
    40Sunday, Jun 22nd
    12:00 PM
    3-Day2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Limit$2,500
    41Sunday, Jun 22nd
    5:00 PM
    3-DayMixed Hold’em limit/no-limit$1,500
    42Monday, Jun 23rd
    12:00 PM
    3-DaySeniors No-Limit Hold’em World Championship$1,000
    43Tuesday, Jun 24th
    12:00 PM
    3-DayPot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better$1,500
    44Wednesday, Jun 25th
    12:00 PM
    3-DayNo-Limit Hold’em w/ReBuys$1,000
    45Wednesday, Jun 25th
    5:00 PM
    5-DayWorld Championship H.O.R.S.E.$50,000
    46Thursday, Jun 26th
    12:00 PM
    3-DayNo-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed$5,000
    47Thursday, Jun 26th
    5:00 PM
    3-DaySeven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better$1,500
    48Friday, Jun 27th
    12:00 PM
    3-DayNo-Limit Hold’em$2,000
    49Saturday, Jun 28th
    12:00 PM
    3-DayNo-Limit Hold’em$1,500
    50Sunday, Jun 29th
    12:00 PM
    3-DayWorld Championship Pot Limit Omaha$10,000
    51Sunday, Jun 29th
    5:00 PM
    3-DayH.O.R.S.E.$1,500
    52Monday, Jun 30th
    12:00 PM
    3-DayNo-Limit Hold’em$1,500
    53Tuesday, Jul 1st
    12:00 PM
    2-DayLimit Hold’em Shootout$1,500
    n/aWednesday, Jul 2nd
    2:00 PM
    1-DayAnte Up For Africa$5,000
    54Thursday, Jul 3rd
    12:00 PM
    13-DayWorld Championship No-Limit Texas Hold’em$10,000
    55Monday, Jul 7th
    12:00 PM
    2-DayCasino Employees No-Limit Hold’em$500
    You're being fucking dramatic. You own a TV and an air mattress. That's not exactly what I'd call "a lot to lose."

  • #2
    I think that final table idea sucks. I'm guessing ESPN wants to show it 'live' or with only a few days delay?

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    • #3
      Both.

      I believe it will be available 'live' (5 minute delay) on PPV just like the last two or three years. Then it will air on ESPN like usual on a few days delay.

      They feel this will give the audience more time to get to know the players.
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      • #4
        A good idea for TV. It'll garner better ratings than it otherwise would.

        Destroys a bit of the spirit of the main event --- there is something to be said for fighting fatigue when the stakes are highest.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by drobny23 View Post
          A good idea for TV. It'll garner better ratings than it otherwise would.

          Destroys a bit of the spirit of the main event --- there is something to be said for fighting fatigue when the stakes are highest.
          November is also a sweeps month.....
          "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
          --Albert Einstein

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          • #6
            Originally posted by drobny23 View Post
            A good idea for TV. It'll garner better ratings than it otherwise would.

            Destroys a bit of the spirit of the main event --- there is something to be said for fighting fatigue when the stakes are highest.
            Not to mention cutting financial deals such as splitting prize money, purchasing training sessions specialized towards the remaining players, etc.

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            There are 24 teams in baseball with a longer World Series drought than the St. Louis Cardinals.
            "I told myself from the beginning, 'If he's going to throw a shutout, then he's going to tie,' ... he was not going to beat me today." ---Adam Wainwright, 8/11/10
            "I was confused." ---Tim McCarver, 7/30/15

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            • #7
              No PPV this year.

              The full schedule for that night hasn't been finalized, but they may schedule the WSOP Player of the Year presentation and the WSOP Hall of Fame induction to coincide with the high-profile final table. Once the pre-game ceremonies are complete, the players will resume play right where they left off a few months earlier, playing down to the final two. Then they'll stop again, and ESPN will begin editing their two-hour episode.

              The final two will return "late in the evening" the next night (Nov. 10) to play to a winner. They expect the champion to be determined sometime after midnight, and ESPN's two-hour final table episode will air about 18 hours later at 9:00 pm ET on November 11.

              WHY ISN'T THE FINAL TABLE BEING SHOWN LIVE?
              The final table will not be broadcast live, but a day later. ESPN will quickly edit together a two-hour episode, and air it the next night (November 11th) at 9:00 pm.

              So why isn't it being shown live?

              There are basically two choices for a live final table: (1) Schedule a 10-hour block and let fans watch hours of blind steals; or (2) accelerate the blind structure to ensure they reach a winner within three hours. Casual fans won't watch option #1, which would kill the ratings. Players and serious fans would revolt at the mere mention of option #2.

              For the record, the blind structure hasn't been altered at all; that was a dealbreaker throughout the brainstorming sessions and negotiations.

              While there will be no live television coverage like last year's pay-per-view, there will still be the usual live updates over the internet. (PokerNews.com will be providing the official live updates.) There will be no media lockdown, and none of the players will be sequestered at any point in the tournament. Fans with internet access who want to know the results will find them easily, while it should also be relatively easy to stay spoiler-free if that's your preference. (Just avoid poker websites for a day or two.)
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              There are 24 teams in baseball with a longer World Series drought than the St. Louis Cardinals.
              "I told myself from the beginning, 'If he's going to throw a shutout, then he's going to tie,' ... he was not going to beat me today." ---Adam Wainwright, 8/11/10
              "I was confused." ---Tim McCarver, 7/30/15

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              • #8
                I watched the extended PPV the last 2 years (for free on the net) and I really liked it, though I understand why most people wouldn't give a shit, it doesn't even show hole cards...I'd play a tourney and follow along casually.

                I'm disappointed they are doing away with it.
                You're being fucking dramatic. You own a TV and an air mattress. That's not exactly what I'd call "a lot to lose."

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                • #9
                  Is there prize money added to the Main Event purse above and beyond the pooling of the $10,000 buy in?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Charlie Sheen View Post
                    I watched the extended PPV the last 2 years (for free on the net) and I really liked it, though I understand why most people wouldn't give a shit, it doesn't even show hole cards...I'd play a tourney and follow along casually.

                    I'm disappointed they are doing away with it.
                    Yep, I'm definitely more interested in seeing every single hand with the hole cards. I wanna see how people are playing. Of course I'm a student of the game. Maybe they could have an extended version and an edited version later on. A 4 month lapse until the final table starts is ridiculous. An amateur who made the final table could get a crash course lesson in how to play a final table in that 4 month period. Gay.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Miami Card Fan View Post
                      Yep, I'm definitely more interested in seeing every single hand with the hole cards. I wanna see how people are playing. Of course I'm a student of the game. Maybe they could have an extended version and an edited version later on. A 4 month lapse until the final table starts is ridiculous. An amateur who made the final table could get a crash course lesson in how to play a final table in that 4 month period. Gay.
                      Not to mention, as noted in one of the two links I provided above, all players will be able to watch the ESPN Main Event telecasts and see hole cards from other players of some key hands.
                      Sponsor of Adam Wainwright
                      Sponsor of the $0.50 any-size frozen coke at Mobil on the Run when the Cards score six
                      There are 24 teams in baseball with a longer World Series drought than the St. Louis Cardinals.
                      "I told myself from the beginning, 'If he's going to throw a shutout, then he's going to tie,' ... he was not going to beat me today." ---Adam Wainwright, 8/11/10
                      "I was confused." ---Tim McCarver, 7/30/15

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Tazlaz View Post
                        Not to mention, as noted in one of the two links I provided above, all players will be able to watch the ESPN Main Event telecasts and see hole cards from other players of some key hands.
                        It's just so bad on so many levels. What if the last guy onto the table has 10 chips left? He has to sit around and wait another 4 months? They would never do this with a sporting event, I don't understand why they'd do it with a poker game.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Miami Card Fan View Post
                          They would never do this with a sporting event, I don't understand why they'd do it with a poker game.
                          $$$

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                          • #14
                            This is a terrible idea.

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                            • #15
                              it really is
                              Dude. Can. Fly.

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