Real Poker and the True Test of Nerves at Pechanga Celebrity Poker Challenge

Five celebrities play a game of no limit Texas Hold’Em poker for a $ 50,000 purse. The thing is that the players compete for real prize money, and that fact cannot but makes players be nervous.

We should notice that although celebrity poker has recently gained popularity, the Pechanga Celebrity Poker Challenge didn’t use to be a typical poker challenge for celebrities as the winners of each table got a seat at the final table immediately. So, there were three seats up for grabs left, and to get a seat at the final table, the second and the third place celebrities at each table had to play the Game of RoShamBo, the game better known as Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Among the competitors at the Pechanga Celebrity Poker Challenge were such sportsmen as tennis champion Ivan Lendl, NFL Super Bowl champion Mark Rypien, NHL stars Luc Robitaille and Jeremey Roenick, current San Diego Charger Nate Kaeding, MLB players Rollie Fingers and Kurt Bevacqua, 3-time NFL Pro-bowler Seth Joyner, soap opera veteran Jack Wagner; Alfonso Ribeiro, most commonly known as Carlton on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air; Grant Show, whose acting credits include a starring role on Melrose Place; Richard Karn, most commonly known for his role as Al Borland on Home Improvement; host of Fit TV’s The Gym Nancy Sexton; and seasoned actor C. Thomas Howell.

If you want to see the winner, use you chance and watch the four-part TV series that is to start on June 3 at 9 p.m. on Fox Sports Net West and Sunday, June 18 at 10:30 p.m. on Channel 4 San Diego.

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About Mark Newman

Mark Newman - was born in 1971 in Pictou, a town located on the beautiful Northumberland Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. In 1998 he graduated from Acadia University (Nova Scotia, Wolfville) with the Master’s degree in social studies. Mark simply adores his wife and sons. Considers poker to be one of the most exquisite kinds of art and rarely misses his chance of practicing.