World Poker Tour Alpha8, a series of high-stakes tournaments (with buy-ins starting at $100,000 per event!) played at some of the most exclusive resorts in the world, will premier on Sunday on Fox Sports 1! In total, four Alpha8 tournament have been played to date, including the first stop in Florida in August last year that saw 18 players (3 rebuys were made) battle it out for a $2 million prize pool!
WPT Alpha8 offers viewers an unprecedented look into how poker is played at its very highest levels," said WPT President Adam Pliska. "We took a bold, fresh approach by creating a show with a hip and modern feel befitting the atmosphere expected by players who can afford to play at the game's very highest stakes. Combined with great behind-the-scenes lifestyle footage and expert commentary, these ultra-high roller events showcase poker as it's never been seen before."
I think i will look for this channel on the internet to see if i can watch some of this action. If i already like to see the final table of a tourney, i guess i will love to see high stakes. I only watched some of the most tradicional series (with some of the vídeos shared around here), so i really need some fresh air in what regards to watch high stakes gaming!
It always reminds me of those "highest pots ever" videos we can find on the net. And the expectation is even more knowing that the records of the biggest pots ever played (known publicly, not counting Hong Kong action) can be beated!
These tourneys really sort out whos the best under pressure from regular big name players. Its such an incestuous competitive field, always the same guys, so they knwo each others games too. Doubt if ratings will be stellar all the same.