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NBC Heads Up Poker Challenge

Discussion in 'Poker on TV and in Movies' started by chipper57AA, Apr 11, 2005.

  1. chipper57AA

    chipper57AA Well-Known Member

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    While reading through the latest issue of Bluff Magazine, I saw an article on NBC's upcoming series on a Heads Up poker tournament. Essentially they broke it down to 64 players (kind a like the NCAA basketball bracket) and will have shows spotlighting 2 players going head to head with an eventual final heads up to crown a champion.

    Looks like a great show idea. Look forward to seeing it. Can't recall when the series starts exactly (May timeframe). Look for it soon on your local NBC channel.
     
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  2. TomHimself

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    I don't know if people did this but I would've liked to fill out the brackets and see how good I would've done because I have already heard who won. Hopefully the show is done well and will have a second tourney and it would be great if they could somehow do it live just for the brackets part like the ncaa, but I dont think thats possible.
     
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    yeah, that would be great if they could possibly make an NCAA-style bracket for another 64 player tourney like that... Gamblers would go crazy... i would definately bet on that... But i already know who won the first one... read it all on cardplayer.com
     
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    Yes, stupid Cardplayer ruins it again...I always try to wait and watch the tourneys to see who wins, but they had to go and ruin last year's world series AND the head's up tourney....

    Oh well, off to read this months issue :)
     
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  5. TomHimself

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    It's on right now. 5/1 at noon on NBC so everyone knows
     
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    I just watched it and I was a little disappointed, they seemed to spend a lot of time on player info instead of watching the table, but the tournament format is great.
     
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  7. Murf

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    Damn, I missed it... anyone know when the next episode is?

    Mental note: Avoid reading the CardPlayer article on Heads Up Poker Tournament.
     
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    i think your gonna rerun it on cnbc check your tv guide or soemthing. but you will need cable for CNBC
     
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    For those with Cox Service in California, it will be on at 3:00pm.
     
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  10. Double Eagle

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    5/5 at 7:00 pm CST on CNBC
    5/5 at 10:00 pm CST on CNBC
    5/7 a 2:30 pm CST on NBC

    Next episode:
    5/8 at 11:00 am CST on NBC
     
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  11. panthershutch15

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    thanks for that info doubleeagle.

    I was looking for when a re-run would air.
     
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  12. hayaku

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    cool i missed it now i can record it, thanks
     
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    Thanks, I'll be watching the rerun.
     
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    Anyone watching the current episode? Negreanu(Q diamond, J spade) just called an all-in by Buss(A diamond, T spade). Flop has a 5 (forgot suit) 9 and a T of diamonds, giving Buss a pair of tens, both of them double runner flush draws, and a straight draw for Dan. Dan says "How about the 8 of diamonds?" and it falls, giving him a straight, and Buss a flush draw. For fun, Dan says "Now how about the Jack of Diamonds?" and, as you would guess, the Jack of diamonds falls, giving Negreanu a straight flush to the queen, and Buss an ace-high flush. Wow.
     
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  15. Murf

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    And another shocker... Esfandiari win 6 all-ins in a short time to go from only $850 to beating Howard Lederer...

    Man, this show is full of suprises.
     
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    I wish they would show more action from the outer tables rather than just show everyone getting eliminated. Too much BS about the players and not enough action for me...still an entertaining show, though.
     
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    Doubleeagle...will the re-runs be the same this week??
     
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  18. Murf

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    I'd assume so... and it's worth it, if only to watch Negreanu call that hand...
     
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    when do the later rounds come on? or have i already missed them?
     
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  20. Murf

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    No, you are fine... it's just getting past the first round, as far as I know.
     
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