BEYOND THE TABLE: BOOTY CALL

by , Dec 12, 2007 | 2:38 pm

I recall a short while back reading Tom Schneider opine at length here on Pokerati about tourney blind structures. In a memorable post, Tom suggested an innovative arrangement wherein the blinds would go up in proportion to the number of players remaining (or average chip stack — same diff.), as opposed to having timed levels. For those who missed it, here’s the post, modestly titled “The Blind Structure Solution.”

Whether you think Tom is full of applesauce or not, his idea clearly demonstrates how the hosts of Beyond the Table are willing — indeed, eager — to think outside the box, to push the envelope, to destroy old paradigms . . . .

You know. Screw with us.

Which is why we get not one but two new shows almost simultaneously. Though one isn’t a “real” show. That’s right. The one on which Tom, Karridy, and Dan all appear — titled “BTS: The Cheating Beating” — should not be mistaken for a regular installment. (BTS = “Beyond the Show.”) Listen to hear the trio’s sober debate on ethics and online poker. (Full summary here.)

Meanwhile, we are to understand the one featuring Dan and guest co-host Robert Goldfarb — “Booty Call” — to be a “real” episode. What makes one “real” and one not? Hard to say, although it appears we’ve got ourselves an indisputably authentic BTT show whenever Dan gets drinky and starts talking about strippers, Scotty Nguyen bobblehead dolls, yard sales, religion, Tom’s POY chances, and/or hits his mute button.

Don’t trust me, though. Go listen to both and decide for yourself. And tell ’em what you think — about blind structures, strippers, “reality,” etc. — by emailing theshow(at)beyondthetable(dot)com and/or calling the listener line — (888) 820-8091.


3 Comments to “BEYOND THE TABLE: BOOTY CALL”


  1. Ed
    says:

    I guess I gotta rank the Booty Call episode as the best since that is the only one itunes has found so far.

    I did enjoy listenting to Robert talk about the tournaments he has been in and the pokering he has been doing. Fun spur of the moment show guys. (I think what I enjoyed the most was the fact that no one tried to pretend they were on the phone with a poker pro that they were not even close to sounding like.) 😛


  2. DanM
    says:

    ***(I think what I enjoyed the most was the fact that no one tried to pretend they were on the phone with a poker pro that they were not even close to sounding like.)***

    Ed, this makes me question your poker-radio analysis abilities altogether.


  3. Karridy
    says:

    Yah,… I have been tweaking the iTunes XML feed, which should do good things to our listenership…. Or help us get some at all 😉