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2004 episodes started tonight on ESPN.. i dont know what it is, i'm not even that much of a poker fan, but i just cant stop watching.. anyone else here been watching it?

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I watched the older episodes. Missed this one. But ya they are very addicting.

Don't really know why, if you think about it it actully boreing to watch a bunch of guys just sitting at a table, but

I still watch. :laugh:

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I'm really confused. Can someone help me out here?

When they say "3 time bracelet winner" that does not mean the entire complete total Last Person to beat everyone else, right? If you win a bracelet, that means you won your ROUND, is that right?

Is it like this - say you have 25 tables in a place. 5 men per table. Each table has a winner at the end, right? So you have 25 winners. They break up into 5 sets of 5 and those 5 tables play until each has one winner. Then those final 5 play until one person comes out a winner and they win that ROUND and get a bracelet, right?

I had thought that they only played Texas Hold'em, but it looks like they at least play 7 card stud too. What other poker games to they have to play to advance? I thought everybody played Texas Hold'em all the time, but I guess not eh? So when do they play Texas Hold'em? Is it only at the last table to see who wins that round?

How many ROUNDS are there? Are they divided by region or just randomly? Is it then simply a bracket type of game where you keep narrowing down winners of each ROUND until you get to the final 5 to decide who wins the entire World Series of Poker?

Thanks much. I appreciate any insight you can give. :)

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It seems like they changed the system a lot from what they did last year. This year they're having everyone play all these different types of Poker games. They don't start the actual tournament until August 17th. Here's a breakdown of all the shows:

2004 World Series of Poker Schedule on ESPN

(Schedule is Subject to Change)

July 6 9-10PM World Series of Poker: $2,000 No Limit Hold 'Em

July 6 10-11PM World Series of Poker: $1,500 7 Card Stud

July 13 9-10PM World Series of Poker: $1,000 No Limit Hold 'Em

July 13 10-11PM World Series of Poker: $2,000 Pot Limit Omaha

July 20 9-10PM World Series of Poker: $1,500 No Limit Hold 'Em

July 20 10-11PM World Series of Poker: $5,000 No Limit Hold 'Em

July 27 9-10PM World Series of Poker: $1,000 Ladies Limit Hold 'Em World Championship

July 27 10-11PM World Series of Poker: $5,000 7 Card Stud

August 3 9-10PM World Series of Poker: $3,000 Pot Limit Hold 'Em World Championship

August 3 10-11PM World Series of Poker: $1,500 Razz World Championship

August 10 9-10PM World Series of Poker: $5,000 Limit Hold 'Em World Championship

August 10 10-11PM World Series of Poker: $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha

August 17 9-10PM 2004 World Series of Poker: MAIN EVENT

August 17 10-11PM 2004 World Series of Poker: MAIN EVENT

August 24 9-10PM 2004 World Series of Poker: MAIN EVENT

August 24 10-11PM 2004 World Series of Poker: MAIN EVENT

August 31 9-10PM 2004 World Series of Poker: MAIN EVENT

August 31 10-11PM 2004 World Series of Poker: MAIN EVENT

September 7 9-10PM 2004 World Series of Poker: MAIN EVENT

September 7 10-11PM 2004 World Series of Poker: MAIN EVENT

September 14 9-11PM 2004 World Series of Poker: MAIN EVENT 2 HOUR FINALE!

Other Televised World Series of Poker Events:

September 28 9-10PM World Series of Poker: Two-Seven Draw

October 5 9-10PM World Series of Poker: $3,000 No Limit Hold 'Em

Here's the website I found this on, along with some other info about the players and such.

http://espn.go.com/eoe/wsop/index.html

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I just like watching the players. They're all decked out in sunglasses and baseball caps to improve their "bluff". I'm waiting for a guy to show up in a ski mask - AND sunglasses.

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i was just in vegas watching the highrollers play poker. its crazy how much they bet. its alot different in person seeing all that money

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Thanks much. I appreciate any insight you can give. :)

ok, see the world series is more than just what they showed on tv last year. that was the "Main Event" .. the championship.. the one that costs $10,000 to enter. There are actually 33 other tournaments, with smaller entry fees and therefore smaller prize money, before the main event. Thats what makes it a world series. Each winner of these smaller tournaments gets one of the bracelets. Not all of these tournaments are Hold 'Em either.

There are also Satellite Tournaments that only cost $50 to enter. If you make the final table at one of these you qualify for a Super Satellite. Final table at one of those and you get a seat in the main event. Or you can pay $225 to go straight to the Super Satellite. Or just pay $10,000 for the main event.

Heres a summary of events for this years tournament - http://www.harrahs.com/wsop/eventsummary.html

And Heres a listing of all the different tournaments.. not all these will be aired. http://www.harrahs.com/wsop/tournamentsched.html

It's just that this year ESPN has decided to milk this Poker thing for all its worth and theyre gonna show these smaller tournaments too. The big tournament that you saw last year will start on August 17.

Hope that helps some.

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i love watching texas hold'em especially that crazy asian dude that talks **** to everyone lol

Men Ngyuen, aka "The Master"

He's one of my favorites too because he likes to talk ****, and sometimes he's just funny. :happy:

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what about that Moneymaker dude, is that really his last name or is it a show name? if not, its quite a coincidence

thats actually his name.. worked out pretty well

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The world series is sweet but celebrity poker is better (funny)

I do like Celebrity poker. The games are always Texas Hold'em and some of the banter is pretty funny. (Y)

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ok, see the world series is more than just what they showed on tv last year. that was the "Main Event" .. the championship.. the one that costs $10,000 to enter. There are actually 33 other tournaments, with smaller entry fees and therefore smaller prize money, before the main event. Thats what makes it a world series. Each winner of these smaller tournaments gets one of the bracelets. Not all of these tournaments are Hold 'Em either.

There are also Satellite Tournaments that only cost $50 to enter. If you make the final table at one of these you qualify for a Super Satellite. Final table at one of those and you get a seat in the main event. Or you can pay $225 to go straight to the Super Satellite. Or just pay $10,000 for the main event.

Heres a summary of events for this years tournament - http://www.harrahs.com/wsop/eventsummary.html

And Heres a listing of all the different tournaments.. not all these will be aired. http://www.harrahs.com/wsop/tournamentsched.html

It's just that this year ESPN has decided to milk this Poker thing for all its worth and theyre gonna show these smaller tournaments too. The big tournament that you saw last year will start on August 17.

Hope that helps some.

Yes, it does help. Thank you very much. :)

It looks like all I'm really interested in is the Main Event, and Texas Hold'em.

I don't like the other formats - not even 7 card stud. I prefer Texas Hold'em from a viewers standpoint.

I appreciate the post. Again, thanks.

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Men Ngyuen, aka "The Master"

He's one of my favorites too because he likes to talk ****, and sometimes he's just funny. :happy:

That is one part of the thing I don't like. When people talk smack to each other. Vogel or whatever - strange dude. Glad that French guy got beat, but I wish that heavy-set guy had beat Vogel.

I am not sure I want to spend time watching too much of the build-up. I think I'll just want to watch the main event, provided it is Texas Hold'em. That is easy to watch and understand.

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i used to be reluctant about it but it has definitely grown on me. I cant say im dedicated on catching it but i give it an effort to catch the episodes at some point during the week.

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Yes, it does help. Thank you very much. :)

It looks like all I'm really interested in is the Main Event, and Texas Hold'em.

I don't like the other formats - not even 7 card stud. I prefer Texas Hold'em from a viewers standpoint.

I appreciate the post. Again, thanks.

sure thing man.. yeah i didnt like the 7 card stud at first either.. a lot of its about their personalities.. hold em is still the most fun to watch.

That is one part of the thing I don't like. When people talk smack to each other. Vogel or whatever - strange dude. Glad that French guy got beat, but I wish that heavy-set guy had beat Vogel.

The trash talk is cool at some times.. but that Vogel kid was a weird character. He was humble when he won but seemed like an annoying little punk at the table. I'm hoping to see more of Chris Moneymaker soon.. that guy was great.

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Im glad to see thier televising all poker styles instaed of just no limit hold em.

Omaha, 7/5 card studs fun to watch.

I like Phil Hellmuth...but he hasnt seemed to hot from what ive been watching. :pinch:

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heh yea, watching poker is addicting. I can just watch it for hours. although I'm not sure it's the same watching in a casino where you can't see who has what cards.

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