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Mid-Level Poker Show
(Doug-737) from United States
22 December 2006
The UPC is a mid to lower level poker show. The prize money is not for
millions, but thousands, usually in the $50,000 and below range for the
winner and a lot lower for the 4-9 finishers.
You do see a few name stars at the final table like Jennifer Harmon,
Ted Forrest or Meng The Master, but usually the final table is made up
of mid to lower level pros or amateurs.
Production is OK but well below what you see on some other shows, they
do have some big name pros do the color commentary with Chad Brown as
the normal lead play by play person. You will find that some of the big
name stars are not that great at doing the color and you start to wish
for Norman Chad or Howard Lederer pretty quickly. I was looking forward
to hearing Chris "Jesus" Ferguson commentary for one show and found him
quite average or below average...not that he didn't try, but it does
take an "Outgoing" verbal personality to do a good job for the color
commentary and many of the pros don't qualify for this. Ted Forrest and
Kenna James are better than most I have seen on the show as for as the
color goes. Chad Brown is fine and tries to make up for lack of "Color"
as best he can.
Much better than the Heartland Poker Tour and can give the up and
coming professional "Want-a-Be"s a look at what mid-level tournament
poker is all about and the payouts you can expect if you can reach the
final table which are nothing like you see at WPT or WSOP events.
If you need a poker TV fix, then UPC is OK, if Poker Superstars, WPT,
PPT, High Stakes, or most of the other shows are on, you will be more
entertained by them.
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