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PokerStars Unveils New Poker Show on Fox

Series Announced Weeks After Full Tilt’s New Series Debuted

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Daniel Negreanu will be the final opponent for anyone trying to win $1 million.Oh, you’ve got a brand new heads-up poker show on a major network? Touché.

Just weeks after Full Tilt Poker launched its new poker series Face the Ace, which was met with mixed reviews and poor ratings, PokerStars announced this week it would air its own new poker series, PokerStars Million Dollar Challenge.

PokerStars hasn’t released the specific details regarding the structure of their events, but similar to Full Tilt’s show, it will feature online qualifiers who take on the site’s established pros with $1 million potentially up for grabs.

In PokerStars Million Dollar Challenge, the qualifier can accept coaching from Team PokerStars pro Daniel Negreanu as he or she faces off against players like Chris Moneymaker, Joe Hachem, and Greg Raymer. If the qualifier makes it through to the final event, the student will attempt to defeat the teacher, as Negreanu himself will be the final obstacle between the player and the million dollars.

The show is tentatively scheduled to air at 4 p.m. on Sunday on Oct. 11 on Fox, but that could change, depending on Fox’s regional NFL coverage. Filming will begin Sept. 30.

To be considered for the show, players must finish in the top 10 of either of two daily freerolls on PokerStars. Then, they must submit a two-minute video explaining why they should be selected for poker’s newest show.

The mandated audition tape differentiates PokerStars’ new show from Full Tilt’s, as well as Stars’ requirement of bringing two friends to the filming to add what appears to be an almost Deal or No Deal support system for the contestant.

Face the Ace premiered in prime time on NBC on Saturday, Aug. 1, but was relegated to an afternoon time spot after two weeks.

 
 
 
 

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Ragaboo
over 11 years ago

"The mandated audition tape differentiates PokerStars’ new show from Full Tilt’s, as well as Stars’ requirement of bringing two friends to the filming to add what appears to be an almost Deal or No Deal support system for the contestant."

That's the key. This is what will give this show a chance where Face the Ace didn't.

 
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