Thursday, August 9, 2007
Poker on TV
After being in Amsterdam for a little over 2 years, I have been pretty happy with the state of poker on TV here as compared to the Netherlands, where the tvscape was barren. You could watch EPT reruns on Veronica there (never did find out when the first run episodes were on) and that was pretty good but the other shows were total crap. There was some Party Poker sponsored show on with a country vs. country challenge with what started out as one professional from the country with two footballers (soccer for those of you in the US) but it changed midway the river into two professionals and one football player. The whole concept sounds bad and in reality it was even worse. There was another show on where Marcel Luske and Noah Boeken were teaching Dutch celebrities how to play and it was even worse than the previously mentioned show, so it was nice to come back to the US and get to see High Stakes Poker (my favorite), Poker After Dark, World Poker Tour (even though I'm not a big fan of Sexton and Van Patten)and the WSOP, which is pretty cool in HD.