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Which is your favorite Celebrity poker show?
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Celebrity Poker Showdown 26 83.87%
WPT Hollywood Home Game 5 16.13%
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jschuman is offline Old Post 06-28-2004 07:21 PM
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Favorite Celebrity Poker Show?

Which is your favorite celebrity poker show? (I hope I'm not missing one)

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Mine is Celebrity Poker Showdown for the following reasons:

1) Phil G. is really good in his role, providing hints, tips and identifying tells. He's never shy to say that a celebrity is screwing up.
2) The celebrities don't deal!! That's the most annoying part of Hollywood home Game.
3) Celebrity Poker Showdown seems a little "looser" to me - meaning it looks like the celebrities are having more fun and are chit-chatting more.
4) There's no Baldwin on Celebrity Poker Showdown!

What's your opinion?

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Those are all good reasons to like Celebrity Poker Showdown. The only aspects of the WPT Hollywood Home Game that I like over CPS is the red card expert advice and that they start with 6 celebrities instead of 5.

In fact, if they'd just bump Celebrity Poker Showdown to 6 celebrities, that would do a lot to help fill that new 2 hour time slot.

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The dealing thing does really get to me as well. I mean..if they are going to have Evelyn there, why not use her to deal the cards?

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Dave Foley, and last year Kevin Pollack annoy me so. I agree they need a dealer on the WPT one, but I tend to find the level of play better on the WPT event.

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Dave Foley, and last year Kevin Pollack annoy me so. I agree they need a dealer on the WPT one, but I tend to find the level of play better on the WPT event.


I think I might be the only person that finds Dave Foley hilarious... Must be a canadian thing.

I also agree that the celebrity poker show is MUCH better than WPT.

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The WPT games seem much more serious to me. The Celebrity Poker showdowns seem more loose and free spirited.

I think the quality of the poker is better in the WPT event.

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I think the only one that finds Dave Foley funny on an unscripted show is Dave Foley. He REALLY gets on my nerves.

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CPS has two big advantages to me: 1) the dealer (I can't stand watching the celebs mangle the cards - it's so distracting to me), and 2) Phil Gordon's insight (I find his commentary much more fascinating that Sexton and Van Patten; his observations on tells alone is outstanding). The red card "phone an expert" that WPT has is hokey, but I do like how they have 6 players. Otherwise, the CPS is a much smoother show.

If I were going to change the WPT:HHG, I would 1) add a dealer, 2) turn the lighting down to give it a seedier, Hollywood-style "Rounders" feel, and 3) in another way to add ambience, allow cigar smoking/alchol a la "Dinner for 5", to loosen the celebs up.

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CPS gets my vote for the Dave 'n' Phil Show.

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Having the celebs deal is one of the dumbest things I've ever seen, the first time I saw it I was speechless.

Like any home poker game in the world wouldn't kill for a real dealer, everybody hates to shuffle and deal, i don't know why they would copy the WORST aspect of any home game.

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Celebrity Poker Showdown.

I think Dave Foley is damned funny. The looseness talked about by others and the setup itself. I think the whispering just out of range on Home Game is dumb as is the expert advice thing.

I watch to be entertained, not to see great poker. If I wanted that, I wouldn't watch celebrity poker at all.

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The self-dealing is a gimmick run amok. They should realize it's a bad idea and shelve it....it's easy enough to change.

I learn more from Phil G than I do from the red cards.....I've always known what Daniel and Jen were going to tell the player to do (as I imagine any regular player does).

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Phil's comments on tells have really been great. I've actually used them in my games especially when he talks about a player leaning over their chips versus sitting back in their chair.

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Another aspect of CPS that hasn't been mentioned is the audience. I think having an audience is also a key feature that CPS has over HHG. The audience livens it up a bit and [sometimes] encourages the celebrities to open up (in both their card playing and their interactions).

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