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Scheduling Conflict Delays Pro-Am Broadcast

Show Will Probably Hit the Airwaves in January


A scheduling problem with ABC stations in the western part of the United States has caused the broadcast of the Pro-Am Equalizer tournament to be delayed.

The show was suppose to be aired on Saturdays starting last weekend, but the scheduling problem was large enough for ABC and the production company of the Pro-Am Equalizer, HSOR Productions, to take a look at other options, according to a spokesperson from HSOR Productions.

Negotiations to air the show are now underway, and it will most likely be broadcast sometime in January.

The show, which was filmed in Las Vegas in September, features six heats of six players with the winner of each heat advancing to the championship table where each will be guaranteed at least $25,000. The winner of the whole thing receives $500,000. Second place wins $150,000 and all the rest of the players to make it to the final win $25,000.

Each table is made of four professionals and two celebrities. To make things a little more fair, the equalizer is that the celebs start with $150,000 in chips, $50,000 more than the professionals.

The professionals are Erick Lindgren, Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, John Juanda, Johnny Chan, Mike Matusow, Shawn Sheikhan, Gus Hansen, Jamie Gold, Huck Seed, Jeff Madsen, David Benyamine, Gabe Kaplan, Gavin Smith, Andy Bloch, Erik Seidel, Chris Ferguson, Howard Lederer, Phil Laak, Jennifer Harman, Clonie Gowen, David Williams, Ted Forrest, and Allen Cunningham.

The amateur celebrities are Cheryl Hines, Jose Canseco, Nicholas Gonzalez, Yancey Arias, Shana Hiatt, Jason Alexander, Shannon Elizabeth, Don Cheadle, Cindy Margolis, Jeremy Sisto, Jennifer Tilly, and Penn Jillette.

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over 14 years ago

broke pro's huh?