..

Premiere of NBC's National Heads-Up Poker Championship

Written by:
Guest
Published on:
Apr/14/2010
NBC's National Heads-Up Poker Championship

Celebrity Apprentice runner-up Annie Duke, actor Don Cheadle and the best poker pros in the world are the featured participants competing for the $500,000 first-place prize in NBC's 6th Annual National Heads-Up Poker Championship presented by GoDaddy.com, which premieres Sunday, April 18 at Noon - 1PM ET/9:00-10:00 AM PT on NBC. Heads-Up airs for six consecutive weeks in that time slot.

The National Heads-Up Poker Championship, which was taped at the Caesars Palace Poker Room March 5-7, features 64 top poker players competing in a series of heads-up (one-on-one games of No Limit Texas Hold'em) matches to determine the best heads-up poker player in the world.  This tournament has a unique, single-elimination, bracket-style format modeled after college basketball's championship tournament, except that the finals are the best of three. 

The tournament's invite-only format (plus 7 online qualifiers) guarantees a star-studded event of poker's elite, including defending champion Huck Seed, Chris Ferguson, 2009 World Series of Poker main event champion Joe Cada, Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu, among others.

GoDaddy.com is the presenting sponsor of the broadcast and the premiere episode will feature action from the Spades bracket.

Episodes of the NHUPC will also be available online at Hulu.com. More information is available at http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/23011821

Poker News

Poker Hall of Fame is Really a Hall of Shame as Many Members Have Checkered Pasts

Poker Hall of Fame is Really a Hall of Shame as Many Members Have Checkered Pasts

Among the members are a child molester, a safecracker who served time in prison, a casino cheat, a drug addict, a mob boss and a racist who dressed in blackface.

$10 Million GTD Venom Returns

$10 Million GTD Venom Returns

$10 million guaranteed — ties Americas Cardroom's biggest tourney ever

Sik Win:  $1,000 MINI Main Event No-Limit Hold’em (freezeout)

Sik Win: $1,000 MINI Main Event No-Limit Hold’em (freezeout)

The final table of Event #66: $1,000 Mini-Main No-Limit Hold'em at Bally's and Paris in Las Vegas Nevada came to a close after 60 minutes Sunday afternoon.

Jacksonville's Jackson Denies Hellmuth His 17th WSOP Bracelet

Jacksonville's Jackson Denies Hellmuth His 17th WSOP Bracelet

Poker pro David Jackson beat Phil Hellmuth in the $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em, thus denying the self-described "Poker Brat" his 17th bracelet.  Hellmuth remains the record bracelet holder.

Doug Polk Steps Down as CoinFlex Ambassador: Company Halts Withdrawals

Poker pro and self-tanner pitchman's promotion caused many to get burned though...at a time when Polk's been calling out various fellow players as "scammers" and "cheaters"...gulp.

Syndicate