Face The Ace And Win A Million! NBC's New Poker TV Show Is A Hit!
Posted at 12:23 2009-08-05
Whilst reality TV shows such as “Australian Poker Hero” are relatively new in the Australian Poker world, shows of this magnitude are quite the norm in the USA. Face The Ace is the newest and most exciting show going to America’s NBC and the good news is that regardless of where you live you can qualify online to be a part of the exciting new show that gives players the chance to compete against some of poker’s best players on national television for the chance to win a whopping $1,000,000!
The show began on NBC at the start of this month and began taping in early July, it is not too late though. You can still qualify online through Full Tilt Poker.
The show runs as a part game show and part reality show and as it is hosted by “Sopranos” star Steve Schirripa you know that there will be plenty of wise guys! Online qualifiers are matched up against ‘Aces’ from Team Full Tilt. This team consists of poker superstars such as seven-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Phil Ivey, former WPT Player of the Year Howard Lederer, former World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, and arguably the best female poker player in the world, Jennifer Harman.
Contestants who qualify for the show will need to choose one of the four smoked-glass doors which hide four different Full Tilt Pros! The contestant then plays the pro heads up in a game of No Limit Texas Hold’em. This is when the show really starts to get exciting. If the contestant wins, they will be given the chance to take the money they’ve won and leave, or risk it all by choosing another door and taking on a different “Ace” for even more money. Any contestant who successfully defeats three “Aces” will win the $1,000,000 grand prize. Lose once, and the contestant goes away empty handed. Now that is what I call a high pressure situation!
As well as the names above it is frightening how many superstars make up Team Full Tilt. Players such as World Series of Poker bracelet winners Erik Seidel, John Juanda, Mike Matusow, Erick Lindgren and Allen Cunningham,plus WPT champions Gus Hansen and Phil Gordon and poker stars Patrik Antonius and Andy Bloch will appear throughout the season. One thing is for certain, our online qualifiers are going to need to bring their ‘A’ game if they want to take any money of these hungry pros!
The first episode has already come and gone and we don’t want to give too much away but I can tell you that it is exciting. We have already seen two contestants and they have played some big gun poker pros already, with players such as Phil Ivey, Erick Lindgren and Howard Lederer on show in the first episode.
One player is playing for the $1,000,000 already! Will he get it or will he fall short and leave with nothing? Check out NBC’s hit new show “Face The Ace” to find out!
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