from The Addict :: for the addicted
But it’s not exciting. That is, not unless of course your favorite movie is Stallone’s arm wrestling, big rig flop, Over The Top.
That’s what I felt like I was watching, an arm wrestling tournament with 32 tables of one-on-one match ups, man vs. man with the occasional woman vs. man. (Note to Self: I’d much rather lose to a woman playing poker then in an arm wrestling match).
On the plus side, it’s nice to see a major broadcast network figuring out a way to televise a poker tournament as it’s great for the game. Though it seems like the same people who think soccer should be played on a smaller field and have bigger goals may be the ones pushing for this basketball style of tournament. I imagine that future poker players attracted to the game after watching this version of hold’em will have a unique style of play, which could be advantageous to the rest of us. And before you know it – NBC will take poker primetime on “Must See TV” with “Win Phil Hellmuth’s Money,” a game show where ordinary contestants get a chance to play Phil in a heads-up match. It would be like “Win Ben Stein’s Money” meets “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”.
Let me know what you think about NBC’s National Heads-Up Poker Championship. If you didn’t catch the first round of this tournament last week on NBC or its replay on CNBC catch it this Sunday as they narrow it down to the Sweet 16. For details on the event and TV schedule visit National Heads-Up Poker Championship
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