Thursday, July 16, 2009

November Nine... teen billion!

I have read some opinions on why Ivey making the final table is good for poker. I disagree. I don't think it's bad, but I think people are deriving this from the wrong perspective. I will post my opinion(s) and the Market effects of the UIGEA (which is partly written) very shortly.

Stay tuned...

3 comments:

Shrike said...

Should be good for poker in that Harrah's will be forced to wake up and spend real $$$ trying to market the N9 featuring Ivey, which will help ESPN's ratings. But I don't think it is going to be a really big deal since Ivey is not enthusiastic about being a public figure.

Also, the big chipleader has zero charisma, so the Maryland everyman winning the WSoP won't be a reprise of Moneymaker since he's just going to vanish back into the woods.

-PL

Sean D said...

I have a feeling that this is much ado about nothing. Prediction: Ivey gets sucked out in the first hour and all that hype will be for nothing.

You heard it here first.

IT

Dawn Summers said...

hahaha, I don't know why all the hype about Ivey making the final table has spread like wildfire, he's a pro...he's supposed to. More hype should be spread about how much Phil Hellmuth sucks for NOT making it...and we should investigate how he won his previous bracelets.