EPT Monte Carlo: Must See TV
One of the grand rules of news distribution is to never--ever!--say, "We're bringing you all the news, but if you'd like to check out another news outlet, here's how to find it." It's just not good business to send your customers across the street. However, since I'm not selling anything here, I guess I can safely mention the coolest (baddest...sickest...what are the kids saying these days?) new innovation to hit the European Poker Tour.
If you head over to EPTlive.com, you'll see what I'm talking about. Starting in just a few days, you'll be able to see live streaming coverage of the EPT Grand Final featured table. You're going to be able to hear expert commentary and see all the action before it shows up on TV. Here's a schedule of the coverage:
March 31, 2007 EPT MONTE CARLO GRAND FINAL LIVE -- TV TABLE
DAY 3 Start: 1400 local, central European time (0800 ET)
Running time: approximately 8 hours
April 1, 2007 EPT MONTE CARLO GRAND FINAL LIVE -- TV TABLE
DAY 4 Start: 1545 local, central European time (1145 ET)
Running time: approximately 10 hours
April 2, 2007 EPT MONTE CARLO GRAND FINAL LIVE -- FINAL TABLE
Start: 1700 local, central European time (1100 ET)
Running time: approximately 8-10 hours
So, you see, it looks like there is to be 25-30 hours of live internet TV from Monte Carlo. And from what I've seen of the trial runs, it's the bees knees (bomb...shiz...seriously, what are the kids saying?).
Of course, by telling you about this, I run the risk of driving all the traffic I would receive here to the relative ease of television viewing. It's a risk I'm willing to take. Just promise you'll come back. The one thing I can offer by way of a TV alternative is all the stuff you won't see on TV. So, when a bad beat happens and a chair gets kicked across the room, or the $30,000 SNGs break out in the corner, come looking here. Oh yeah, and we'll have some chip counts and pictures, too.