If you watched the 2012 World Series of Poker Championship live on ESPN, did you think it was too slow and boring? I'm not positive why Caesar's Entertainment wants to delay the tournament from July other than to keep the WSOP in the news for more months out of the year, but I have issues with that idea.
Aside from my own idea that and tournament should be played straight through until a winner is declared, I don't like the fact that the players can dig for information about each other for months, recuperate from the exhaustion they felt, and then start fresh. I'd much prefer seeing the cards the players are holding, also. If you have ever seen replays of the old WSOP tournaments from CBS sports, you know they weren't that great. I'd much rather read about the individual players and how the final hands went in The Championship Table by Tom McEvoy. At least in the book (1970 to 2007 included) you get to go at your own pace.
However, with the WPT and the WSOP showing the player's starting hands, poker on TV gained quick and amazing popularity. This year, as far as I am concerned, the WSOP went back a dozen years. What do you think?