vapros said:Deeman, today for a change, I don't quite agree with you. I nearly always do. If I understand the criteria for this award correctly, the amounts of money involved in these matches must always be seriously considered, and I don't think that money can be said to buy the prize. You win by impressing and exciting and entertaining those who are present. That's why the rest of us cannot vote. I don't think it was ever meant to be an evaluation of contests between top players. Dippy's a clown - no doubt about it - but he's an action clown, and a gambler. jmho
You can ask Fred, I voted for Dave, So I am sort of speaking out of both sides of my mouth! I still think it is worth the discussion, even if it can't be completely agreed on some points. Since I knew Louie pretty well I especially see the spirit of a Dippy but like Texas Holden with open by-INS (no limit) it has to impact the characters that can even get involved if a single deep enough pocket just shows up. Like Artie said, we probably owe Dave for soaking up so much action this year but even the most ardent fan has to see how trivial most other matches became! Not that there is anything wrong with it but it does change the complexion, and I am not saying for the worse but just asking the question.
As entertaining as it was, we were, in the past, very well entertained by Scooter and others when the stakes were high but maybe a collective rather than a single horse.
Not saying, again, that I am right, just liking the discussion processs.
Never saw anyone rip up a grand and throw it at someone before....