TOC Alternatives

Tao of Pokerati

by , Jul 4, 2010 | 1:48 pm

Is somebody winning the TOC? Do we care? Not saying I won’t be watching it once it gets edited down for TV, but I thought we were supposed to be at a final table by now, not down to 17 10. With more than a week of retrospective and a third of the field eliminated remaining, the preferable alternatives for the 2011 WSOP seem obvious:

a) Hold the TOC at the very beginning of the WSOP, under some premise like who’s gonna kick off the Series with a little extra freeroll juice?

b) Hold the TOC during the November Nine. Add a little Harrah’s-branded excitement to that week, ya know, and give top pros a reason to make sure they’re part of it all? Also would give some eligible winners a chance to qualify while their stock is hot …

With this and three other final tables going on today … WTF happened to that “day off” we were promised?

Episode 44: TOC Rubbernecking


Dan showed up to the Rio super early for a Sunday just in case the the DOJ decided to bust Full Tilt honchos Howard Lederer and Jesus Ferguson. Pauly compared his morbid fascination of the potential perp walk to watching a NASCAR race in order to see a big wreck.

Episode 45: Bad Beat Bar WTF!


Dan and Pauly recap the brief events of Day 1 of the TOC, and the slight confusion surrounding the change in schedule.

Be sure to catch up with all the episodes you’ve missed in the TOP podcast archives.

3 Comments to “TOC Alternatives ”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    On This Week in Poker last week, Ty Stewart said the 2011 TOC would most likely be held November Nine weekend.

  2. DanM

    Ahh, there we go … great minds think alike. After seeing it run once, it just makes so much sense.

  3. JamesDaBear

    How about have it right after the Main in July? Then you’ll have players rabid to come play it to get unstuck and include it in bracelet bets to get the Iveys to play it seriously.