Best Damn Poker Show season debuts Monday

Phil Hellmuth

There's a second season of Best Damn Poker Show on tap, and poker fans can start watching it on FSN Monday night.

The first episode airs at 9 p.m. across all time zones in the United States, and will run Monday nights. Each broadcast of the seven-episode series will be repeated at 11 p.m. and 12:230 a.m., with additional footage available exclusively online.

Best Damn Poker Show pits Phil Hellmuth against Annie Duke to see which of them makes a better teacher for the game of Texas Hold'em. They have to transform ordinary poker players into champions competing on the world stage.

Much like the first season of the show, online poker players at UltimateBet competed for a spot on the show by creating and submitting an audition video that highlighted why they deserved to be on the poker reality series.

One of the players chosen was Tony "TheTonz" Wind, who is a regular in the PokerListings forum. Wind won his way onto the show by creating a video titled "The Neverland Ranch Poker Invitational."

Along with the players who won through audition videos, some of the Best Damn Poker Show contestants won a spot via online qualifiers at UltimateBet. There were also live auditions that took place during the 2008 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

The majority of the 24 hopefuls were cherry-picked from the on-camera interviews at the live auditions to join the online qualifiers and the video audition winners.

Now the 24 chosen players can be seen competing for the favor of Duke and Hellmuth, who will be choosing which players to eliminate and which to keep through the series.

Each episode will include player eliminations, with Duke and Hellmuth highlighting the cardplay, analyzing the competition and commenting on the eliminations.

A small preview of this season's highlights comes from the mouth of Hellmuth himself through his blog.

"Expect some real twists and turns this season! Also, expect a few old familiar faces, like Hollywood Dave returning, but this time as a moderator," Hellmuth writes.

"Of course, I do choose a Russian Model (Olya) for 'Team Hellmuth,' but this time not at the expense of a great player - like in season one - just at the expense of a good player!!"

More information about the Best Damn Poker Show can be found at UltimateBet.

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