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  1-Aug-12, 04:41   #1
Has anyone ever watch "The big game poker" 0 
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Just watched "The big game" poker show for the first time tonight. Apparently it's party pokers show. I have to say, it's easily the absolutely WORST poker show I have ever seen. When Jennifer Tilly is the best player at the table, you KNOW you're in for a horrible show.

Seriously, I've never seen so many nobodies at one table. I didn't recognize a single name, aside from Tilly. The announcers had NO clue what they were talking about, and kept misusing simple terms like "floating" and "squeeze play" and I swear at one point they said "limping 87 utg" is a smart move.

The players themselves were terrible. So many 5 handed flops, and players limping/raising with trash like q5. Seriously, I can't believe anyone thought this show was a good idea.

     
  1-Aug-12, 06:33   #2
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Macubaas 
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I did not saw it so far but from what you have told i really do not have any reason to watch it...

So with other words i need to thank you for the heads up lol

Tome televised poker it's a bit boring to me.

     
  1-Aug-12, 09:37   #3
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marqis 

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As of July 2012, Tilly's live tournament winnings exceed $590,000 (source: Wikipedia)

Not too bad. I think she may have picked up a few tips from her boyfriend Phil Laak....

     
  1-Aug-12, 12:25   #4
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Fakiry 

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Never watched it, it’s not available at portuguese televised cable poker channels. I think i’ll have to look for it at the net, but after Reading your comment about it, i really don’t have much apetite for doing it. Perhaps one day when i’m bored. I hope at least it can make me laugh!

     
  1-Aug-12, 13:00   #5
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sadamman 

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The one I've seen was good, it had good players on, and a noob who gets staked 100k. It had hellmuth, negreanu, laak, haxton.....loads of good players. Is this the same one? Is it the same format? The one I watched also had some funny commentator on who'd say funny little nicknames for people aswell. Also on the break he'd do this big "see you soon on the...big....game" in his texan accent trying to sound cool and dramatic at the same time. This one was deffo sponsored by stars though.

     
  1-Aug-12, 13:18   #6
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WinAllDay 
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Posted by sadamman:
The one I've seen was good, it had good players on, and a noob who gets staked 100k. It had hellmuth, negreanu, laak, haxton.....loads of good players. Is this the same one? Is it the same format? The one I watched also had some funny commentator on who'd say funny little nicknames for people aswell. Also on the break he'd do this big "see you soon on the...big....game" in his texan accent trying to sound cool and dramatic at the same time. This one was deffo sponsored by stars though.


I believe you are talking about PokerStars the big game. where they offer an online qualifier the chance to play against the pros with 100k of PS money, anything over their original 100k is their to keep. they play 150 hands for the weeks worth of episodes. these can be watched at pokerstars.tv

BUT

here's what i think Party is doing. They broadcast this bad poker so that bad players say "OMG, I play exactly like the pros at this table. then they see its a party poker even and the fish start swinging to their site.

     
  1-Aug-12, 13:56   #7
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sadamman 

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Is the "big game poker" different to "the big game" Confused They shouldn't be allowed to do that if it is.

     
  1-Aug-12, 14:48   #8
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ayaraled 
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i watch the big game by pokerstars and i think its good...they have a loose cannon that qualifies online and then he plays with negranue and others..its a very interesting game...

     
  1-Aug-12, 15:30   #9
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Jibberish 

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tilly isnt that bad of a player, shes just not great but ya its been going downhill lately a lot of televised poker is going downhill

     
  1-Aug-12, 15:47   #10
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Mober 
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Its been sometime here that i last saw a recorded televised poker game.
A small channel used to show games from Party Poker and its true, that in comparison
with the ones from Poker stars, most players were unknown.

     
  1-Aug-12, 17:04   #11
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teddybears73 
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aye i watched one where a bus driver doubled up with 5 hands to play against peter jetten.
"bobby the bus" as he was called won $180,ooo and a ticket to the napt,not bad at all.
oh he had aces against jettens kings.

     
  1-Aug-12, 19:01   #12
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TheMachineQC 

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If you're talking about that old british show, then yeah I've seen it. First of all this is live poker, you can't just wait for good starting hands all the time cash games. They mix their game pre flop but post flop they know how to play.

Viffer is playing ultra aggro and usually does it well, and Tilly is far from being the best player at the table. (has she ever been the best at a table? lol She's not bad but she's not good either) If my memory is correct there was Laurence Grondin, Isaac Haxton, Neil Channing. These are solid players. Also I think there was Phil Laak, Tony G and Roland De Wolfe at some point. But maybe we're not talking about the same season.

Have to agree about commentators, they were really bad. The only ones I like are Mike Sexton and Gabe Kaplan. And the guy from pokerstars Joe Stapleton he's hilarious ^^

Edited by TheMachineQC (Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 19:07 GMT)


     
  1-Aug-12, 19:40   #13
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teddybears73 
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i agree with you there,the machineQC that joe stapleton is very funny. Thumbs Up

     
  1-Aug-12, 20:08   #14
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TheMachineQC 

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Yup, and he knows what he's talking about too, very good analyst!

     
  1-Aug-12, 21:09   #15
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Greenmohave 

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Can't say I had the opportunity to see it so I could criticize it, but I definitely trust your opinion. Not that I really care, but where did you happen to run across the program. Just curious if I could catch it on the internet or if it actually was on the tube.

     
  1-Aug-12, 21:13   #16
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sadamman 

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Posted by Greenmohave:
Can't say I had the opportunity to see it so I could criticize it, but I definitely trust your opinion. Not that I really care, but where did you happen to run across the program. Just curious if I could catch it on the internet or if it actually was on the tube.



You can get anything on the internet if you're an advanced googler Cool This should be on youtube though I'd expect.

     
  1-Aug-12, 22:35   #17
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pokerstars.tv i believe

     
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