Set Your Tivos
WSOP expected to announce details on delayed final table tomorrow

by , Apr 30, 2008 | 10:05 pm

There’s a media conference call tomorrow with WSOP honchos Jeffrey Pollack and Jack Effel. According to the invite:

WHAT: A preview of the 39th Annual World Series of Poker, presented by Milwaukee’s Best Light to discuss what is new for 2008.

Hmm, I wonder what new stuff the WSOP commish and man charged with making sure the tournaments maintain their poker purity might want to tell us about.

The email came with one of those red exclamation points attached to it, so they obviously think it’s important. More hints:

BACKGROUND: Continuing the trailblazing efforts that have made the WSOP the richest and most prestigious poker tournament in the world, WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack will preview the 39th Annual World Series of Poker, presented by Milwaukee’s Best Light. The 2008 event begins on May 30th at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This is the first statement I remember receiving from the WSOP that didn’t mention the end date. So no promises, but I just have a feeling we’ll have some new and official details on a delayed main event final table in about 13.5 hours. And it’s probably a good bet that elections and poker will be the big winners during TV’s November sweeps.

Trailblazing, indeed.


12 Comments to “Set Your Tivos
WSOP expected to announce details on delayed final table tomorrow


  1. Jason
    says:

    I’m glad there are loose lips at ESPN so I know not to bother rearranging my plans for tomorrow to fit in this conference call. I’m assuming I can get the scoop from everyone else, no?


  2. DanM
    says:

    Ha, I was thinking the same thing. Even though I kinda knew what they were gonna say, I am a little less excited about it now that the info is out there. But I’ll still probably tune in and make funny noises.


  3. BJ Nemeth
    says:

    Dan — How do I get an invite to the conference call?


  4. DanM
    says:

    BJ, you know the answer to that question … don’t taunt me!


  5. BJ Nemeth
    says:

    If I know the answer to the question, then I didn’t know I knew the answer. And how come you know I know the answer when I don’t know that I know the answer?

    Or is the answer simply, “Don’t taunt Dan”? In which case, consider yourself un-taunted. Now, how do I score that invite?


  6. Kevin Mathers
    says:

    I remember hearing last year’s CC (Thanks Dan) after the fact, some of the reporters who asked questions weren’t exactly poker savvy.

    https://pokerati.com/2007/03/14/pre-wsop-press-teleconference/


  7. olivert
    says:

    Seth Palansky spalansky@harrahs.com is the gatekeeper of the conference call


  8. DanM
    says:

    BJ, you must not be real media. California Jen got an invite, even Tom got one!


  9. Earl Burton
    says:

    I got an invite too, B. J. You really have to update your contact information LOL!


  10. Kevin Mathers
    says:

    If Justin West got an invite, and you didn’t BJ, I’d REALLY have cause for concern.


  11. BJ Nemeth
    says:

    I never get press releases or invites from anything. I’m a completely different style of poker journalist.

    Pokerati is *my* press release.


  12. DanM
    says:

    You clearly are poorly informed then.