Can you imagine nonprofessional poker players playing poker? Or have you seen celebrities playing pokers? Well, this is evident in the Celebrity Poker Showdown. However, many of us still do not know what is behind this event which is termed “Celebrity Poker Showdown”. So for you to know about this big event in the history of poker, then you better read on for your advantage.
Generally, the Celebrity Poker Showdown is a poker event that highlights five celebrities who are competing against each other for a piece of the $250,000 prize pool in a game of No Limit Texas Hold’em poker for their favorite charities.
It is considered that in the Celebrity Poker Showdown, for each week a new group of celebrities take to the poker table to challenge the other celebrities. It is interesting to know that the winners in the Celebrity Poker Showdown’s first five games advance to compete in the championship in the sixth episode finale of the Celebrity Poker Showdown.
Furthermore, in the Celebrity Poker Showdown the viewers will have the chance to view the hands that the contestants in the Celebrity Poker Showdown are holding through hidden cameras. Aside from that, the Celebrity Poker Showdown viewers will also be able to hear from the eliminated poker players who will watch what is left behind their respective matches from the Loser’s Lounge which is done through the use of a closed circuit television.
Besides, the Celebrity Poker Showdown is such a great event in the history of poker that is hosted by a comedian and actor Kevin Pollak and joined by the master poker commentator Phil Gordon. It is interesting to know that Phil Gordon being part of the Celebrity Poker Showdown is a world class poker player who has won nearly $1,000,000 in poker tournaments in the last two years.
Aside from that, he also won a fourth place finish in the 2001 World Series of Poker and the first place finish in the World Poker Tour: Aruba which is a professional division in 2002. Today, the main host, Kevin Pollak is then replaced by Dave Foley in Celebrity Poker Showdown season 2.
For further information, the Celebrity Poker Showdown is said to be produced by Picture This Television in association with Bravo. This main event in the history of poker is proved to be a very entertaining series of poker players and the general viewing audience alike. Due to such effect to the lives of the celebrities and those who love poker, the Celebrity Poker Showdown is greatly acknowledge by many people that most of them marked their calendars for the premier episode of the Celebrity Poker Showdown. In fact, many of the concerned poker masters even place certain notes for the celebrities to learn the game before they engage into the episodes of the Celebrity Poker Showdown.
Lastly, it is also interesting to know that in the Celebrity Poker Showdown you will find some celebrities who have not played Texas Hold’em before; however, most of them are great poker players. It is also noted that after the Celebrity Poker Showdown, being made for entertainment, the celebrities were very accommodating to all the viewers giving autographs or just talking with the fans during the breaks in that taping of the Celebrity Poker Showdown. That is how great the Celebrity Poker Showdown that almost all of the people really attend to it.