Thursday, 14 May 2009

WSOP 2009 TV Schedule

Hey!

Since I've started playing poker I've been really into watching the WSOP every year. To me it really does feel like an event to look forward to and does seem to have a magical feel about it. Last years was amazing with a huge range of events on show and it was particularly cool watching the $50k HORSE and the PLO event I thought.

The new schedule for this year has just been announced:

July 28 8:00 PM ET Special 40th Annual $40,000 No Limit Hold’em 1
July 28 9:00 PM ET Special 40th Annual $40,000 No Limit Hold’em 2
August 4 8:00 PM ET WSOP Champions Invitational 3
August 4 9:00 PM ET WSOP Champions Invitational 4
August 11 8:00 PM ET Ante Up For Africa Celebrity-Charity Event 5
August 11 9:00 PM ET Ante Up For Africa Celebrity-Charity Event 6
August 18 8:00 PM ET Main Event Day 1A 7
August 18 9:00 PM ET Main Event Day 1A 8
August 25 8:00 PM ET Main Event Day 1B 9
August 25 9:00 PM ET Main Event Day 1B 10
September 1 8:00 PM ET Main Event Day 1C 11
September 1 9:00 PM ET Main Event Day 1C 12
September 8 8:00 PM ET Main Event Day 1D 13
September 8 9:00 PM ET Main Event Day 1D 14
September 15 8:00 PM ET Main Event Day 2A 15
September 15 9:00 PM ET Main Event Day 2A 16
September 22 8:00 PM ET Main Event Day 2B 17
September 22 9:00 PM ET Main Event Day 2B 18
September 29 8:00 PM ET Main Event Day 3 19
September 29 9:00 PM ET Main Event Day 3 20
October 6 8:00 PM ET Main Event Day 4 21
October 6 9:00 PM ET Main Event Day 4 22
October 13 9:00 PM ET Main Event Day 5 23
October 13 10:00 PM ET Main Event Day 5 24
October 20 9:00 PM ET Main Event Day 6 25
October 20 10:00 PM ET Main Event Day 6 26
October 27 9:00 PM ET Main Event Day 7 27
October 27 10:00 PM ET Main Event Day 7 28
November 3 9:00 PM ET Main Event Day 8 29
November 3 10:00 PM ET Main Event Day 8 30
November 10 8:00PM ET Final Table Preview Show
November 10 9-11:00 PM ET Main Event Final Table 31

Only NLHE events this year unfortunately. To be honest I'm not too surprised, I can't see the general public really understanding or finding HORSE that interesting especially due to its limit structure. It is a shame that other events like the PLO aren't being shown as I feel a lot of the latest bracelet winners will go largely unrecognised in the media and poker communities.

Still, I like the idea of the $40k NLHE and WSOP champions invitational as that will increase the air-time of the top celebrity pro's. I think in the past due to some final tables just being a selection of unknowns many people just weren't too bothered to watch.

I do like what they are doing with the main event too airing it over several days. This allows for more post flop poker pots rather than just the big coin-flip all-ins and as a TV watcher you can really start to root for certain players.

Saying all this as it won't be aired on UK TV to my knowledge, I'll have to wait for it to be uploaded onto torrents or have a bad quality stream. Meh, it's still worth it ;)


On the PLO front, I played about 1000 hands yesterday settling on about 500 from ongame and 500 from party poker. In ongame I managed to be winning at 44bb/100 (heaaaater!) and on party I managed to loose at 46bb/100 (coolller!). With rakeback I was effectively break even. Interestingly enough, I managed to rake about $68 on Ongame compared to just $32 on party. I take it this is down to winning hand gets raked more? Not sure. But if the rake % is higher on Ongame to the other sites which I will look into finding out then this whole 50% rakeback deal is a bit of a scam and potentially more like 25% in reality (due to paying say 10% rake rather than the industry-standard 5% or whatever).

Hope all is well!

2 comments:

  1. You only actually pay rake on pots you win which is why your OnGame rake will have been higher

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  2. ahh now that would make sense ;)

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