Poker Words - A Poker Blog

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

Sunday, August 05, 2007

WSOP Omaha Event

I'm not even sure when ESPN is broadcasting the WSOP events, but they keep showing up at random times on my DVR so I'm not complaining. I just watched the $5000 Pot Limit Omaha event and I really enjoyed it. These days it seems that 99.9998% of the poker on TV is holdem, and it can get old for even the most enthusiastic poker fan. I'm not very experienced in playing any other game, so I always look forward to broadcasts of non-holdem events. I want think it helps to get a feel for the game to watch other people playing it.

I especially appreciated the fact that they split the final table into two episodes. This way we can actually see some hands develop and they can show interesting hands that don't necessarily result in the elimination of a player.

It would be cool if high stakes poker turned into a mixed game. Or maybe they could play Omaha-8 for a season. Something to mix it up and let people know that there are other games besides holdem.

Another interesting point that Norman Chad kept bringing up is the number of international players that won bracelets this year. I wonder how much of that is a result of the UIGEA and the fact that not as many US players are qualifying online. Or at least not as high of a percentage of players.

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