re: Poker & Phil or Antonio behind the desk
Originally Posted by cardriverx
I liked Olivier best. Antonio close second.
this ^ (but would've preferred more of Phil Galfond tbh).
It's tilting listening to Helmuth... even though he's a great player, there are alot of spots where he's just plain wrong in Tournament play. He seems pretty arrogant/full of himself to the point of bein' limited in being able to learn from the others (unlike someone like Daniel Negreanu, or Eli Elezra). Keeps bringing the conversation back to bein' all about himself.
I think Antonio's commentary was well executed as even players without a ton of experience were able to understand the points he was making whereas some might lose a bit of Olivier's commentary (< basing this off of listening to some of my friend's responses/experience with it).
From a selfish standpoint, I really hope they continue to televise poker with this format (makes it sooooo much more interesting). But at the same time (& also from a selfish standpoint) it'll help the donkeys get better at playin' the pokerszz.... not too keen on this.