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What to watch today at the WSOP – Melanie Weisner looking for one for the ladies

June 24th, 2011 No comments

Melanie Weisner has a shot at a bracelet for the ladies when action resumes today at the Rio.

Hard Stops prevented any bracelets from being awarded from yesterday’s action at the Rio.  Probably the biggest story of the day was that of Tom Dwan making yet another WSOP Final Table and giving all those bracelet prop bettors of his a nice little sweat in the process.  With 6 players left in the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship, Durrrr held the chip lead after surging from the short stack earlier in the day.  But it seemed that Razz really became his undoing as he donated basically half of his chips late in the evening at that discipline, and eventually was bumped out in 6th when Shawn caught running diamonds on 6th and 7th street in Stud to flush Dwan and send him to the rail.  This was Durrr’s 4th career WSOP Final Table (most people forget that he made two of them in 2008), and his second largest WSOP score ever (he took down $134k after winning the $381k from the runner up finish last year).  It’s also his 3rd cash at this year’s WSOP, and who knows…maybe Dwan is heating up.  Lord knows that he’s had more opportunities than anyone else at the Rio having entered into around 2,432 events already (even more impressive considering that event #40 just started).

The reality is, whenever Dwan runs deep in a tournament, he’s the story.  His tables rail was a reported 3 people deep, Read more…

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…