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 Post subject: how poker on tv has helped your game
PostPosted: 19 Jul 2009 13:22 
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i know a lot of ppl played poker before it came televised like me i have started 2yrs before hand but since i have opened up my game and listening watch has really stepped up my game i would like to know if has helped anyone else...:beer:


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I don't think TV poker has helped me at all. It's far too edited. And the commentators don't give much advice if any that's of use to me.


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I agree it hasn,t helped me either unless your playing the Big Cash Ring games or Large MTT buy-ins. People who watch TV tend to overbet the Ace-King like seen on TV.


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i think poker on tv can actually be bad for your game. for example, you might see a big bluff and not realize that the reason the bluff was made was because the player was extremely tight. seeing a random hand here and there is giving you no information on the players image, so your not seeing why a player made a particular play.


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I blame TV poker for the epidemic of donk all ins. On TV, poker is so editted that they only show the interesting hands, 11 hours of poker is compressed into one so people think that it's all action all the time. That is just not the case.


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I don't know if it's helped my game, but it did show me how to shuffle my chips. Now I look way cooler at the table. :)


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PostPosted: 20 Jul 2009 19:29 
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If there is one thing TV has done for poker it is bring in the idiot's that know what a pair is and let them think that they can become rich over night by playing poker. So they deposit money and we teach them that it's not so easy. Lol.

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The only thing that poker on tv should have taught anybody is how not to act when playing poker. I.E. Phil Helmuth.

I, too, jump on the bandwagon and say that watching it on tv really hasn't helped my game. I think ill hit it on the spot - all you see is the action, but not the why. In poker, while the cards speak loudly on their own, you are also playing the person.


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PostPosted: 21 Jul 2009 12:29 
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Sometimes we see nice poker playings in TV but i didn't learn too much with that. We have all different styles of playing. I think imitating other players won't increase our winnings.


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PostPosted: 21 Jul 2009 13:06 
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I agree, watching poker on TV has not improved my poker skills. Poker on TV has improved poker's popularity, especially after Moneymaker's win in the WSOP.

I wonder if Milwaukee's Best sales have seen any increase since they became the sponsor?


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PostPosted: 23 Jul 2009 17:00 
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It helped me overcome online bad beats, and see those happen to big names in live toruneys :pop:


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Only poker you can really watch and really learn something from it is High Stakes Poker . You really get to see even the boring hands play out, just like in real life. Espn just pumps in a lot of crazy intense hands usually in the WSOP broadcasts. I like Poker After Dark though too sometimes. You get to see all the pots play out. Sometimes I think they play a little too tight on that show though .

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PostPosted: 25 Jul 2009 13:46 
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What I see on TV is players taking forever to decide, playing junk, and setting traps. I try to play quickly and not to play junk.


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poker on tv I think is not the right thing to learn poker...there are to many allins like dumbs...but there are few good episodes with big cash ring games against pro's like Negreanu, Gus Hansen, Doyle Brunson and i have something to learn.


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It's entertainment for sure, most poker on TV is edited to show "action hands". You don't see the boring part...folding K,10 in early position, etc...However....you can still pick up a lot of knowledge by watching it, so I guess it can improve your game as long as you don't try to imitate the way the pros play on TV.


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I think poker on T.V actaully helps me it inspires me to keep playing and teaches me to play patiently.

You dont usually get to many donks on T.V lol.

--------Or do you ?


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watching poker on tv has helped me alot to understand lots of different ways to play poker...by bluffing and playing it safe...i usually use a little bit of both to confuse my apponents :)


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I wonder why texas holdem is the most popular game out their everyone plays in it everywhere you dont see to much of razz or omaha or badugi and stuff like that ?


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I dont watch poker on tv,seems like I lose alot when I did,lol...im glad it helps somebody tho..if you let any bad-beat get to you..it is pure weakness.Just think,the Pros lose 100k per hand possibly,and they dont even blink.

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PostPosted: 25 Aug 2009 17:35 
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I don't think TV poker has helped me at all. It's far too edited. And the commentators don't give much advice if any that's of use to me.


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