Talk:2008 World Series of Poker

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The WSOP main event is not notable[edit]

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The main event, which lasts twice as long as every other tournament on the whole list of 50 tournaments which this article comprises.

Also the money in this one tournament is $50,000,000 prize pool with first place making $5 million.

Every episode of south park has its own wikipedia page. Just because internet gambling is illegal and the corrupts society, doesnt mean that the 2008 world series of poker, the most noteable poker event of the year, should still exist for its own sake. Where do I find the talk page for the deleted 2007 wsop, so I can list the "arguments against" the 2007 wsop main event article.

-from memory, one guy cited wp:slippery slope and then all the articles would go independent and branch off -from memory, one guy said that since if a no-name wins the tourney, the fact that they were not noteable before the tournament, does not mean that a noteable person won the wsopmainevent, because the main-event made them noteable. -from memory, some guy said to start it and site my sources but he'll just delete it again if I dont cite the tournament. Well, there were citations already in the article. Even CNN.

I'll volunteer to write the whole article, if someone can take care of the citation bullshit stuff, that way I can just write who won, who made the final table, expectations going in, where each poker player busted at (which level), maybe name 4-5 celebrities like Jonah Hill, the singer from godsmack, the chick from american pie, spiderman actor, and the billionaire who owns cirque de soleil and plays on behalf of a charity.

Can someone please do all the citations bullsnop before I go through the trouble of writing the main data? And can an arbiter or group of admins guarantee against future deletion based on the citations existent BEFORE i begin the article?

Write below this line (talk) 10:23, 16 July 2008 (UTC) thanks, and if you like poker I'm not intending this attitude toward you (but rather the admins who spend as much time on wikipedia as I spend time 4 tabling omaha hl8o) I might be a fish on wikipedia, but if ever an admin plays online poker, ship it! twoplustwo holla!

why not just look back on previous years' WSOP articles and follow the basic way things are divided up in the past on Wikipedia -- especially considering the "November Nine" change this year, the 2008 Main Event is UNQUESTIONABLY noteable... (talk) 22:29, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

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Kudos to the authors of this article as they did pretty much a good job. However, there are still a few problems, as in outlining rebuy tournaments. The "w/" in "$1,000 No Limit Hold'em w/Rebuys" hardly passes as an encyclopedic contraction and linking "rebuys" to a non-poker-related article also wasn't a brilliant idea on its own. I think it would be much clearer to understand and better-looking if we wrote for instance "$1,000+R No Limit Hold'em" or at the very least "$1,000 No Limit Hold'em with rebuys". (talk) 15:18, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

There reads: Peter Eastgate became the youngest Main Event winner, surpassing Phil Hellmuth who was 24 when he won in 1989 and became the first European to capture the title since Carlos Mortensen won in 2001.
Though, Carlos Mortensen article tells "Juan Carlos Mortensen (born April 13, 1972 in Ambato, Ecuador) is an Ecuadorian professional poker player". There later reads "Mortensen moved from Spain to the United States in the late 1990s", but is that enough to label him as European? (talk) 10:20, 29 November 2018 (UTC)