World Series of Poker?

I have no clue why they call it the World Series of Poker. If you think of the World Series of anything it’s the best of the best earning their way to a championship. People playing in the WSOP definitively aren’t all the best of the best. Actually I see some of the worst players I’ve ever seen here. Even local bar tourney series’s give away seat packages. So some yokel who got lucky against a bunch of other drunks wins a package to come play HORRIBLY against the best players in the world. Granted I commend anyone who has playing in the WSOP, on coming and trying and donating all that money to the prize pool. It is sort of a once in a lifetime thing for some people. You get to play against “pros” for millions.
If anyone has ever seen the show Average Joes it’s about average people playing sports against pro athletes. Trying to get rebounds against Dennis Rodman or trying to score against a former NFL linebacker. Hit a pitch off Randy Johnson or stop a shot from an NHL player. It was a pretty damn funny show. These guys get killed out there, and occasionally they do succeed. Almost all the time it was luck. Same goes with pros against amateurs at the WSOP. Every once in a while an amateur scoops a pot. With the deep structure it doesn’t last long.
These idiots are trying to make change out of the pot, talk on their phones, raise with oversize chips without saying raise, try to swear and intimidate people. Worst thing is they try and argue with the dealer about rules. Yeah your right, we don’t know what we’re doing, and the rules you play in at your home game should apply here.
The cash game action is awesome with all the idiots who game out to be the next Moneymaker busting out and trying to make it up in the 5/10 game. Playing just as bad and giving it all away.
The WSOP should really be called the world poker open, where it’s open to anyone. Kind of like the US open for golf is open to anyone sort of. They have qualifying to get in but at least anyone can try. The World Series name was established by MLB and makes me think of the best of the best only playing for the championship.

4 thoughts on “World Series of Poker?

  • June 25, 2014 at 6:12 pm
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    The WSOP used to be the “best of the best” playing against each other in a winner take all. Then more and more well off amateurs and lower stakes players wanted to take their shots at the best and so joined in. Gotta remember when they started doing this, 10K was worth a lot more than it is now.

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  • June 28, 2014 at 1:42 am
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    totally agree,sir. it isnt a series at all.it is 1 and done.

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  • July 10, 2014 at 4:13 pm
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    IMO, it is a ‘World Series’. World – people from all over, Series – there are multiple tournaments, constituting a series. But I get where you’re coming from.

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  • October 11, 2014 at 6:12 am
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    The One Drop and $50K HORSE are more like championships than they main event

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