Saturday, April 28, 2007

Drawing dead with outs

I'm watching ESPN Classics, some old US Poker Champ show.

One player has KK, the other K9 of diamonds. The flop is K x y, one diamond.

The announcer, I don't know who he is, runs his mouth about the K9 drawing dead.

Now, he knew the hands, so this was post production announments. I can understand that kind of mistake live, but don't they have anybody on staff that writes for these guys? Or fact checks? Or something?

(backdoor flush outs)

That's a Donald Trump event, so I guess that kind if idiotic nonsense is to be expected.


Blogger HighOnPoker said...

It happens all the time on tv poker. I've noticed Gabe Kaplan and other announcers on numerous occasions missing outs like counterfeiting two pair and the like. It blows my mind, because it means production is either sloppy or stupid, and I'm not sure which is worse.

9:00 PM  
Blogger DMW said...

Anyone, Gabe included, can make mistake. I have noticed the problem is worse when non-poker players make those mistakes.

I was watching "King of Vegas" last year, a gambling show that had some poker. When one of the sports broadcasters remarked "turn is a 4h, that doesn't help him" when in fact it gave the trailing player a gutshot str8 draw.

What was irritating was that the show was in Bally's on the strip. They could have walked into any casino and found 50 people who could have explained it to them.

4:13 PM  
Blogger Gary Carson said...

If they do live commentary and make that kind of mistake, I understand, but to do it in post production is cheap shit production values.

I saw sexton do it tonite. Board was 88JK one player had 66 and the other had A5.

He said, if a J or K come on the river, he'll win by making two pair with a bigger kicker.


Maybe he started sipping the beer early that day.

11:28 PM  

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