TV currentley ruining poker! What can we do?
First ov all il start with the question...
Who thinks TV poker is ruining the depth of the game and removing some of the most fun elements.
Recentley its realey started annoying me. The game has been changed to suit a faster paced, supposedley more interesting (to the ignorant) game. But the down side is a shallow game usualy decided by luck more than skill. In most cases the higher level elements of the game have removed. Tells
are all but eliminated. I cant remember the last time when a comentator remarked on a players tell tale signs that give away there hand. And to be honest they are completley lost on the internet players anyway.
This isnt the only thing though. My main gripe comes fromt he fact that now all the tables are usualy 6 seater. And the online community of poker rooms is following... Look on everest poker.com (where i play now) the number of 10 seater stt's is rubbish. But 6 seater there are loads.
It simpley no fun to play 6 seater. its the same all the time.
1 race earley on leaves five left. Theres one loose player one tight player and two in the middle. the game structure usualy forces it this way.
But themain problem is its basically a game of high card. Flushes and streights become unplayable becuase there are rarley inuf preflop callers to justify a call with a suited connector.
In a 10 seater table the first 30mins (down to 6 left) the games based around flushes streight and full houses and trips. And its a lot more difficult to keep track of individual playing styles. Then when you get down to 6 left it become more like high card untill 3 are left then int becomes a game of bluff or be bluffed.
Without those extra 4 players 1/2 the game is gone... and its simpley to make it look better for tv where the audience wouldnt apricate the complexitys of implied pot odds
More TV = Interesting to the ignorant viewers and ore boaring for those who like to play the game.
any one else feel as strongley about this as i?