DO NOT GET YOUR POKER TIPS FROM TV!!!!!!!!. First of all, they are only showing the final table, where everybody is already getting paid. There might even be a deal already established where th money is divided up. Therefore, the players might be a little looser than normal. Also, as gmroz stated, they only show a select number of hands. Read a book. Doyle, Sklansky, Caro. Dan Harrington.