Game of Gold Season 2: Would you add amateurs to the mix?

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Now that the Game of Gold has ended, if a second season happens would you want to see four amateurs included in the mix of poker pros? Why or why not??

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First of all I want to say that I didn't watched (yet) first season. But I would like to see four amateurs included if a second season happens.

But, when I say amateurs I don't mean 4 random people who doesn't know how to play or they just begin to play poker. When I say amateurs I mean 4 people who have different occupancy than playing poker professionally, but they know rules of the game and they practice it, but in their free time.

I would say one mathematician, one psychiatrist, one casino dealer and one trader (financial) would fit into this. All of them should have massive experience in their field (or similar occupancy) and as I said already practice poker in their free time (and they have already participated in some big tournaments like wsop or similar). It would be nice to see how they cope with professionals and where would they finish.
 
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But of course we want to.
It's always seeing the shocked faces of professionals seeing things go wrong.

This one on YouTube was amazing:

 
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I think it would be good to mix amateur and professional players, and the amateurs would have to deserve to be in the same tournament as the professionals.
 
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I am against that idea.I prefer to see more pros instead.
 
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this is a tough one... 4 amateurs i think is too much... id like to see 2.. however, these 2 have to have big personalities in order to make it watchable and entertaining.... i liken something like this to the reality show survivor... if the personalites are big/entertaining enough, then the season is going to be boring.. i mean hell you can say that same thing about if it is all pros again as if some pros arent entertaining enough, the season isnt going to be as good
 
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I think it will be better with amateurs. I'm in favor of amateurs also taking part :)
 
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I believe that the participation of amateurs would bring more visibility to the reality show. People like it when they realize that with luck they could also be one of the participants. And even if an amateur is not the winner (most likely) it remains the experience of interacting with professionals, and some learning ends up happening.
 
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Yes it would be interesting to add some amateurs to the old legends of the game
 
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Absolutely yes, for following reasons:
1) First and foremast, I want to chance to participate and beat the best :)
2) For promotion of game, to make sure fresh players can see that anyone can beat anyone because luck is a substantial factor and if you apply 50% of game skills, you have a particularly good chance.
3) I want to play with best :)
 
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Yes I'm all for adding amateurs to the mix eg some amateurs win a ticket to a big event with poker stars like Daniel and Phil Hellmuth. The game will be quite interesting for the spectators and will have a great charge. Of course, one should not exaggerate with the amateurs, it would be interesting to put one table against professionals. It will be interesting because I think anyone can win in poker as long as they are lucky and play with their heart at the table.
 
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Having watched the show, I don't think I'd be interested in watching someone who's never played in live tournaments, because like most shows, you either want all amateurs so it's equal or all pros.
I tuned on to the series, to watch how professionals play, so that I can learn and marry it up with my games or certain situations.
(Professionals don't keep going all in, or do silly things, which you tend to get with amateurs and I find annoying and don't really want to watch that.)
 
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I think amateurs will add to the chaos, I am against it, I would not like to see amateurs there.
 
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Yes, amateurs should definitely be added, in principle all players were amateurs at some point, why not give a chance to everyone who likes poker
 
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Since I'm really not familiar with Games of Gold, it's a bit difficult to give a definitive answer. How are the players currently selected for the games? Do they just sign up, or do they need to qualify at competing tables. If there is table competition, then I could see amateurs being allowed. But if it's strictly limited to the pros, there's merit to the idea of strict learning from watching the Pros.
 
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It would be an excellent idea, it would make a good story and allow us to dream
 
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yeah that would be interesting to see
 
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I would vote for and I would like to see recreational players in the cage with "sharks". It would bring an extra element of unpredictability and suspense at the table.
 
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Of course! This is very good for both parties, to give new players opportunity and experience and also to generate more identification with the public. Wow, the idea of this reality show is great and so is its evolution, congratulations to the creator and executor of it! :) Lots of power!;)
 
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I haven't had the chance to watch this series yet, is it just based on poker? do you recommend? where can I find?
 
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I haven't had the chance to watch this series yet, is it just based on poker? do you recommend? where can I find?

Hi @kabokinha

So I have never seen this programme either. It looks interesting and will be something to dig into more. However, I looked on Youtube and found one small portion, that I think shows it off, but I may be wrong.


I suggest you have a look, in this thread and at this small video on youtube - I am sure there is other stuff on there.

When you have, please let us know whether you would allow amateurs as well as pro's personally I do not see why not.
 
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Now that the Game of Gold has ended, if a second season happens would you want to see four amateurs included in the mix of poker pros? Why or why not??

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Not including it would be the same as waiting for poker to die, especially because all the pros will one day leave us, so there will be no more possible replacements?
It is always necessary to open up possibilities for people.
 
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I would definitely like to see amateurs added. With amateurs, everything will be more original and more interesting :)
 
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