Re: Todd McGee, Retiring Omaha
After reading your latest blog, Todd, I'm starting to get an idea why we have such a hard time disagreeing with each other--even when we try for the sake of entertainment value. If we both think poker should be exciting and action packed, then there's really going to be more that we agree on than disagree.
So, this post is less a rebuttal of your post and more a request of expansion of the idea. I'd like to know, what do you think of shootouts? The excitement value of bounty tournaments is obvious, but I think having more than just one or two shootout events would add a lot of excitement as well. I mean, one table, 9-10 players enter, just one leaves with their tournament life? Talk about being able to cut the tension with a knife, right? And tension very much helps create excitement.
For that matter, why are all shootouts winner take all anyway? I could see an event with 9 players to a table, but the final 3 remaining advance instead of just the winner. It's mathematically sound at the least.
And please, if your name isn't Todd McGee don't think that just because I'm addressing this mainly to him that you're not welcome to share your own opinion on this!