British tv sequence
Late Evening Poker is a British tv sequence that helped popularize poker within the 2000s. It used “below the desk” cameras that enabled the viewer to see every participant’s playing cards.
The present initially ran for six sequence between 1999 and 2002. After a few spin-off sequence, Late Evening Poker Ace and Late Evening Poker Masters, it returned in 2008.
Late Evening Poker 2011
The sequence returned to Channel Four for its 10th sequence in 2011. Sponsored by Gala Coral Group, 32 gamers competed for the $150,000 first prize. Commentary on the sequence was supplied by two of the UK’s high poker professionals, Victoria Coren and James Akenhead.
A number of the high gamers in motion had been Luke Schwartz, Roberto Romanello, Vanessa Selbst, Jake Cody, James Bord and Liv Boeree. The sector contained 5 former Late Evening Poker champions, Dave Ulliott (also called Devilfish), Simon Trumper, Padraig Parkinson, Peter Costa and John Duthie.
The sequence was broadcast on Tuesday nights after midnight from Three October – 6 December 2011.
Again in 1999, the Cardiff-based tv manufacturing firm Presentable approached Channel Four with the thought of manufacturing a sequence within the type of a poker event. On the time, poker had by no means been proven on UK TV. Channel Four commissioned the sequence and Late Evening Poker was born.
The primary sequence aired in July 1999 and really shortly constructed a cult viewers. Viewers had been captivated by the darkish, smoky, intimate studio ambiance and the quirky characters of the skilled poker gamers sat across the desk. The variation of poker they had been taking part in was No Restrict Texas Maintain’Em, a variation comparatively unknown within the UK on the time.
The primary sequence was gained by Dave Ulliott who grew to become the UK’s first poker superstar. Different gamers who grew to become regulars on the sequence included Collection 2 winner, Simon Trumper, Surinder Sunar, Liam Flood, Dave Colclough, Kourosh and the Four gamers recognized collectively because the Hendon Mob, Joe Beevers, Barny Boatman, Ross Boatman and Ram Vaswani.
A star model of the present was produced on 12 October 2000, that includes (in ending order from 1st to seventh place) Anthony Holden, Al Alvarez, Martin Amis, Victoria Coren, Patrick Marber, Stephen Fry and Ricky Gervais. This led into the creation of spin-off sequence Movie star Poker Membership on Problem in 2003.
Late Evening Poker ran for six sequence from 1999 till 2002. A few spin-off sequence, Late Evening Poker Ace and Late Evening Poker Masters had been aired between 2005 and 2007. In 2008, Late Evening Poker returned for its seventh sequence and continued yearly till 2011.
An integral a part of the sequence had been the event referee and sellers. From the very begin of Late Evening Poker, skilled referee, Austrian Thomas Kremser has presided over the motion. Within the early sequence, he was accompanied by sellers Marina Kremser and Peter Schmid, and, afterward, Stevie Pollak, who changed Schmid.
The commentary on Late Evening Poker has at instances created as a lot curiosity because the motion on the desk. Within the first few sequence, the commentators had been Jesse Could and Nic Szeremeta. Jesse really appeared within the first sequence as a participant below the pseudonym “Mickey Dane”.
Different commentators within the sequence have included Barny Boatman, Lucy Rokach, Victoria Coren, Gary Jones and Richard Orford. For the 10th sequence, the commentators had been Victoria Coren and James Akenhead.
Within the 10th sequence, there have been 4 heats of eight gamers with the gamers ending 1st and 2nd in every warmth qualifying for the ultimate. The winners of every warmth began the ultimate with 50,000 in chips, whereas the runners-up began with 30,000 in chips. Every of the heats and remaining was proven throughout 2x 60-minute programmes – 10 programmes in complete.
Many of the earlier sequence of Late Evening Poker consisted of 9 programmes – 7 heats, one semi-final, and the ultimate. Every warmth had seven gamers. The seven winners of the heats progressed straight to the ultimate, and the runners-up went to the semi-final, the place one further participant progresses, for a remaining desk of Eight gamers.
(NB: The primary sequence featured 5 heats, with the gamers ending 1st and 2nd in every progressing to the ultimate. The gamers who certified by ending first of their warmth began the ultimate with twice as many chips as the warmth runners-up.)
Though the exact sums of cash concerned have various, the everyday buy-in has been within the area of £1,500, with a primary prize of between £40,000 and £60,000. In recent times, the buy-in had significantly elevated. Within the 10th sequence, the buy-in was $10,000 making a prize pot of $320,000 with the winner banking $150,000.
Late Evening Poker’s success is essentially attributable to its “under-the-table” cameras (later generally known as gap cams) which allowed the viewers and commentators to see the gamers’ playing cards by the clear desk. It’s uncertain poker may succeed as a spectator sport in any other case, however American broadcasters have subsequently used an identical method in programmes comparable to World Poker Tour.
However, in distinction to most Poker exhibits, in its early sequence, Late Evening Poker tended to make use of these cameras in a moderately minimalist approach. For instance, in a two-way pot, usually just one participant’s playing cards had been proven, with the commentators making an attempt to deduce from the opposite participant’s actions what playing cards she or he held, and the way the primary participant ought to act. Due to this, the commentary usually mirrored the precise decision-making strategy of a Poker participant. Solely late within the hand, on the time of a crucial resolution, would the opposite participant’s playing cards be proven, probably revealing a startling bluff or an unexpectedly robust hand.
The unique 6 sequence of Late Evening Poker didn’t have a sponsor. Nonetheless, with the creation of on-line poker got here on-line poker firms and sponsored gamers, by the mid 2000s, most TV poker exhibits had been sponsored by one in every of these on-line firms.
The Late Evening Poker spin-off sequence, Late Evening Poker Ace and Late Evening Poker Masters and Collection 7 of Late Evening Poker had been sponsored by PartyPoker. Collection Eight and 9 of Late Evening Poker had been sponsored by Full Tilt Poker. Collection 10 was sponsored by Coral.
|1||1999||Dave Ulliott||£40,000||Peter Evans||Dave Welch||Outcomes|
|2||2000||Simon Trumper||£40,000||Ross Boatman||Ram Vaswani||Outcomes|
|3||2000||Phil Hellmuth||£45,000||Adam Heller||Paul Alterman||Outcomes|
|4||2001||Hemish Shah||£50,000||Simon Trumper||Barny Boatman||Outcomes|
|5||2002||Padraig Parkinson||£50,000||Korosh Nejad||Joe Beevers||Outcomes|
|6||2002||Peter Costa||£60,000||Jin Cai Lin||Lucy Rokach||Outcomes|
|Ace 1||2005||John Shaw||£50,000||Hung Luc||Miles Adam||Outcomes|
|Ace 2||2006||Raul Mestre||$50,000||Simon Ehne||Michiel Van Woerden||Outcomes|
|Masters||2007||David Tighe||$100,000||Simon Ehne||Barny Boatman||Outcomes|
|7||2008||Andreas Jorbeck||$125,000||Roland De Wolfe||Andy Black||Outcomes|
|8||2009||Huck Seed||$200,000||Gus Hansen||Annette Obrestad||Outcomes|
|9||2010||John Duthie||$200,000||Phil Ivey||Carlos Mortensen||Outcomes|
|10||2011||Sam Holden||$150,000||Luke Schwartz||Rob Okell||Outcomes|