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16  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: World Headsup Poker Championship 2005 on TV in the UK from June 27 on: June 23, 2005, 03:06:06 AM
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apart from the poor choice of channel (there are enough channels showing poker no need to conget the market more)
this is great news.

Why is it a poor choice of channel?
As I mentioned, this channel is available on freeview and therefore has more potential viewers than other Sky channels such as Challenge or the Poker Channel.
Sky have purchased the UK rights, and it is them that have decided to show it on the travel channel. Hopefully it will be well received and they will repeat it on Sky Sports.


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on the unedited side will this ever hit the uk market if so any sort of time frame in mind?

I hope so. We will offer it to Sky again, and hopefully, if the edited shows are a success they will take them.


Jon
17  Poker Forums / The Rail / World Headsup Poker Championship 2005 on TV in the UK from June 27 on: June 22, 2005, 11:11:41 AM
The PartyPoker.com World Heads Up Poker Championship 2005 will premier on the Sky Travel Channel at 11:00 pm on June 27. That is good news for those with a Freeview box, as Sky Travel is one of 30 channels currently available via Freeview. There are currently about five million Freeview boxes in use in the UK.

The fifth annual heads up championship was held at Casino Barcelona in Spain this past May. The edited TV highlight programmes feature an exciting sports approach to poker, complete with player and match statistics and newly developed graphics. The production company specialises in sports programming such as downhill skiing and beach volleyball.

The ten-episode series will initially run for two weeks, Monday through Friday, on consecutive nights at 11:00 pm. Episodes 1-5 will air at 11pm, June 27-July 1. Episodes 6-10 will air at 11pm, July 4-8. On Saturday, July 2, all five episodes from the first week will be repeated, starting at 11:00pm and continuing until 4:00am. On Saturday, July 9, episodes 6-10 will repeat between 11pm and 4am.

To date, eight broadcasters in Europe and North America have signed to air the series.

BSkyB: United Kingdom
Viasat Sport: Scandinavia
7TV: Russia
Sky Sport: Italy
SOS: Serbia
Telesport: Romania
TSN: Canada
America One: USA

In addition, Viasat Sport Scandinavia will carry the complete, unedited versions of the televised matches, which means a total of about 30-35 hours of heads up action. Sky Sport Italy and Telesport Romania will also air the unedited shows. Dates and times are not yet available, so please check your local listings.
18  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Blackpool Festival Side action on: April 22, 2005, 12:23:05 PM
Padooki is not a variant poker game. It is a card game similar to poker, in the same way that 3 Card Brag is similar to poker.
The reason Padooki is not a variant of poker is simple. In poker you make your best FIVE card hand. In Padooki you make your best FOUR card hand.
19  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Blackpool Festival Side action on: April 20, 2005, 03:05:20 AM
You are right, all of those games are fairly obscure. It used to be the case that Holdem was pretty obscure too.
Originally the game played was 5 card draw. Then there was 5 card stud. This changed to 7 Card Stud, and then we got holdem.
The times, they are always a changing. Who's to say that in the future the most popular game will still be Holdem?
20  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Blackpool Festival Side action on: April 20, 2005, 02:52:06 AM
I have played tournaments in 2-7 draw, A-5 Draw with a Joker, 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo, Omaha Hi/Lo and Soko none of which use the "predefined set of hands that are used for Holdem.

I believe you can still play in all of these tournaments (maybe with the exception of A-5 Draw with a joker) somewhere around the world at some point each year. Each of these games (with the exception of A-5 Draw with a joker) can be played on at least one online site.



21  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Blackpool Festival Side action on: April 20, 2005, 02:31:57 AM
What has Padooki got to do with Poker

Poker is a game played using a standard deck of playing cards. Some versions use the addition of jokers, and others have some cards removed (strip deck.)

In poker you make a combination of cards to form a poker hand. The hand you form is ranked against a predefined set of hands.

In games like Texas Holdem, Omaha and 7 Card Stud players make their best 5 card hand and the hands are ranked high card, pair, two pair etc.

In the game London Lowball players make their best 5 card hand. The ranking of hands is defined A2346 (the best hand) followed by A2356, A2456 etc.

In the game 2-7 Triple draw players make their best 5 card hand. The ranking of hands is 234547 (best hand), 23467, 23567 etc.

In the game padooki players make their best 4 card hand. The ranking of hands is A234 of different suits (best hand) A235, A236 etc.

So, to summarise, the reason why padooki is like poker is it is a game played with a deck of playing cards where players try to make the best hand as defined by the ranking of hands for that particular game.
22  Poker Forums / Live Tournament Updates / Re: The Coral-Gutshot Main Event - Final Day on: April 10, 2005, 08:36:16 PM
Having a saver like this does constitute a deal.
The top four finishers will all receive ranking points for fourth place.
23  Poker Forums / Live Tournament Updates / Re: The Coral-Gutshot Main Event - Final Day on: April 10, 2005, 08:22:17 PM
Please find out the details of the deal, thanks.
24  Poker Forums / Live Tournament Updates / Re: The Coral-Gutshot Main Event - Final Day on: April 10, 2005, 07:57:58 PM
Sounds like a deal to me.
25  Poker Forums / Live Tournament Updates / Re: Any news on the Omaha tourney ? on: April 02, 2005, 01:42:20 PM
Full results are here: http://www.pokerineurope.com/majortournaments/results.php?tournamentid=2005013&event=4&sitecode=EP
26  Poker Forums / Live Tournament Updates / Re: Any news on the Omaha tourney ? on: April 01, 2005, 04:18:43 PM
You can follow this tourney LIVE over at PokerInEurope.com ........ El Blonde is KILLING them all !!!!!

Be quick, it wont last much longer!
27  Poker Forums / Live Tournament Updates / Re: MONTE CARLO - Day 2 on: March 17, 2005, 04:45:52 PM
Tikay, please see personal message sent to you.
28  Poker Forums / Live Tournament Updates / Re: MONTE CARLO - DAY 1 on: March 16, 2005, 04:45:49 PM
TK, sent two private messages, did you get them?
29  Poker Forums / Live Tournament Updates / Re: MONTE CARLO - DAY 1 on: March 16, 2005, 04:36:29 PM
TK, have sent you a private message
30  Poker Forums / Live Tournament Updates / Re: MONTE CARLO - DAY 1 on: March 16, 2005, 04:15:50 PM
Tony, did The Milky Bar kid contact you on my behalf?

Can you contact me ASAP? (Dave C has my number, or send me an email with yours)
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