Johnny Chan is one of the most successful poker players of all-time since he’s managed to win 10 WSOP gold bracelets and earn well over $8.5 million in live tournament winnings. Keeping all of his accomplishments in mind, it’s no wonder why Chan is the subject of a new reality show called “Full House.”
The premise of the show is that Chan will be housing five grinders in his Las Vegas mansion. In addition to this, he’ll also be staking each player for $200,000 so they can compete in weekly cash games. It certainly sounds like an interesting concept, but that’s until you see the trailer.
Unfortunately, Full House looks like something that is totally geared towards a general audience with little to no poker knowledge. Furthermore, it seems as if the show will deal with a lot of cheesy stereotypes. If you’re wondering what we’re talking about, just look at the names of the five people involved with the show: Jay “The Genius,” Simon “The Playboy,” Estevan “Chico Loco,” Malia “Queen of Hearts” and Matt “The Bully”
From the six-minute clip that you can see here, The Genius, The Playboy and The Bully are completely cringeworthy characters who couldn’t make it in a local community theater production. So it’s sad that they’ve landed spots in Full House, which seems to be anything but a “reality” show.
One more point worth mentioning here is that Doyle Brunson will also be involved with the program. It’s hard to tell what exactly he’ll be doing, but we can only guess that he’ll serve as some sort of poker coach. Anyways, check out the above link so you can get a feel for what we’re talking about.