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Mostly a recount of my poker exploits along with a bunch of random other stuff just for fun.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Tilt Comments

Tilt aired a few days ago, and I meant to have a review of it up already, but I really didn’t have much to say. It was basically what I expected, and I enjoyed it. I can’t really comment on its authenticity since I’ve only ever played online and in some friendly home games and office tournaments. I did check RecPoker just to see what other people were thought and it was almost a unanimous thumbs down. People were saying it was a horrible show that puts poker in a bad light and will ultimately lead to the demise of poker and everything that is good in life. Or something to that effect. I don’t know what they were expecting. Of coarse it was overly sensationalized. It’s TV. That’s what happens. If it was completely realistic then it wouldn’t have been all that interesting to watch.


I got an email from Pokerchamps yesterday, as I think everyone who plays there did. Basically it said if you played last week then you have extra money in your account from their rake back deally, yadda yadda yadda. I got like 2 cents woo hoo. The interesting part was that they mentioned that they were adding bounties on Gus Hansen’s head for all the tournaments he plays in, and that he will be playing all sorts of ring games, even as low as $0.05/$0.10. Now I wonder how Gus feels about playing at such low limits. He’s used to playing in super high stakes games and tournaments where the payouts are in hundreds of thousands, or even millions, and now he’s going to be sitting in a five cent ten cent game? I thought the same thing when I was playing on FullTilt right after it went live, and all the pros were playing. I guess if my name was associated with the site, I would be more willing to play with the every day players, and promote the sight, but I gotta think he’s wishing he could tack on some zeros to those chips. Or maybe enjoys socializing with the players, who knows.


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