All is Not Lost In NHL Lockout – New Poker TV!


It’s been said said that possibly the good thing that could come out of an NHL lock-out is another poker boom and plenty of new poker related television; already a few new trailers and teaser gems have been emerging…

Those on Twitter may have already joined a light hearted debate on whether or not several of these recent reality based releases will be as good for the game as the poker programming that replaced hockey during the lock-out almost a decade ago.

More so than the later, a new series featuring WSOP legends Johnny Chan and Doyle Brunson. The “sizzler reel” has been getting the lions share of the attention this week as the “Grinders” icon makes his return; there are definitely some new poker memes in the making in this one!

We won’t spoil the fun; we’d like to let you take it’s creative genius in for yourselves in the preview YouTube video for “Full House”:


Toned down at least 5 notches, “I Bet My Life” staring 2010 EPT Sanremo Champion Liv Boeree looks to be quite a bit more inspiring, yet in my own opinion somehow the title does nothing to diminish the degenerate image that we are supposedly trying to shed in hopes off attracting mainstream sponsors…

The trailer does have helicopters, yachts and a Porche however, so it does make the lifestyle look a lot more inviting than the plastic chips being played with at Johnny’s kitchen table, but again, you be the judge!


It certainly looks like poker is making it’s way back to the tube, let’s hope they can keep it coming until the next puck drop…


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Jon Harnish
35 year old recreational player, husband and father of three from Calgary, Alberta. Enjoy lower stakes cash games including PLO and limit Omaha 8. Any of the micro-stakes HORSE games will play online MTTS and SNGs. Live, Tournaments and Satellites up to $550. I love the game but am far to social to take it seriously and sometimes give up a little to much information at the table because I enjoy discussing the game, so decided it was safest for my bankroll to take up writing about the game. That way I still get to meet the cool people and opinions on the game, but with a little less risk. Writing wise, currently a regular contributor to Poker Pro Canada, like to write profiles, previews and recaps the most. formally wrote for Canadian Poker Player Canada. My Poker Blogs have been featured on CardPlayer Social and SpadeClub as "Recommended" or in newsletters on several occasions and Pokerweblogs as "Blog of the Month". Past projects included organizing and promoting major events with the Canadian Poker Tour, introducing Big Slick Poker Tour to Southern Alberta and directing events and finals.


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