Posts Tagged ‘Corum’

2009 Bracelet Close-ups

by , May 30, 2009 | 8:52 pm

Nowhere else but poker will you find so many men willing to study jewelry. Take a closer look at the Corum wrist-trophies for (clockwise from left) the main event, $50k HORSE, and all other bracelet events:

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Hi-res photos: IMPDI for 2009 WSOP

Click here to zoom in on just the main event hardware, and then click here to shop for purses.


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Banner-ish Year

by , Nov 16, 2008 | 7:10 am

Planters

Mr. Peanut demanded too much money to call the opening cards in the air, so the WSOP got Michael Buffer instead.

As the 2008 WSOP was coming to a close a few days ago, Pauly and I couldn’t help but notice that there seemed to be no new sponsors that weren’t already around for in the summer. Disappointing, sure — but maybe it’s just the general economy?

I began to speculate that WSOP marketing honcho Tye Stewart must be in BIG trouble, dude! couldn’t have been too happy that the most celebrated deal inked between July and November was an extended contract with Johnny Chan’s All In Energy Drink. About 10 minutes later, though, Jeffrey Pollack was speaking to the crowd, giving specific thanks and extreme kudos to Stewart as the successful, hard-working architect of the The November Nine vision. And indeed, we now know the broadcast returned some admirable TV numbers; and even as players got eliminated, there were lines of people in the Rio hallways to fill the Penn & Teller Theater’s 1,200 seats. So maybe now, with something definitive to sell potential backers in the future, what looked a little disappointing while riding up and down the escalators is actually a sign of better things to come?

Below is a pictorial look at some added value for official WSOP banners (and inflatables) in action:

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