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Top 2010 Poker Player Stories – #24 Scott Clements and Adam Levy

December 8th, 2010 No comments
Adam Levy and Scott Clements

The 2010 WSOP Main Event run of Adam Levy (left) and Scott Clements (right) was a brilliant one, that wasn't shown on TV

The viewership numbers on the World Series of Poker Main Event telecast this year were down considerably.  I wrote an article on some thoughts I had about how to pick up the numbers earlier (found here).  The post was basically my response after having read the Wicked Chops Poker blog on the topic (found here) and thinking about some of the improvements that could be made.  One of the main reasons that people highlight as being disinterested in the WSOP on TV is that the stories of the players at the final table are just not that interesting.  The argument is basically that “The story is the same every year.  It’s a 20-something-year-old online kid that we’ve never heard of who gets lucky to be at the final table, and then wins million of dollars.”  Well, if there were recognizable names, would that make people watch?  I believe that it would certainly help.  People like watching stories that they’re familiar with and can relate to.  And when it comes to great stories, TV really missed an opportunity to tell the great stories of Scott Clements and Adam Levy. Read more…