I had my Tivo record all wsop events and I just got done watching the 2002 wsop event. And for all you Revenge of the Nerds fans out there, Robert Varkonyi lived a dream for you all.
Some of the worst poker play I have ever seen in my entire life. Although I may start playing Q 10 more often. For those of you who want to see Phil Hellmuth shave his head after a bad beat....yes I said shave his head. Making a not so good lookin guy even more not so good looking.( I thought I saw the mole actually move. I think it gets bigger after every bad beat) This is a must SEE TV. Anyway like to hear some more comments from the rest of you who have seen it.
P.S. Thank god a cool guy like Moneymaker won in 2003, otherwise no poker boom.
Agreed. "Cool" isn't part of the equation; "cool" doesn't get you +EV. The more people think I'm a doofus who gets lucky, the more money I swipe from their stacks. It's all good.
Varkonyi's win in 2002 was the poker equivalent of a Star Wars fanboy being tabbed by Lucas to direct "Revenge of the Sith", and I personally think it started the current momentum poker enjoys. Moneymaker's win in 2003 simply poured a big whallopin' can of whoop-ass gas on the small flame of Varkonyi's win.
[hijack] One thing amazed me about watching this -- how bad was the ESPN telecast? It looked and sounded like a cable-access show. Calling Wayne and Garth!!! [/hijack]