NBC Cancels Heads-Up Championship for 2012

On air for seven years and one of poker’s most popular television shows, the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship will not return to the air in 2012.

According to the report from Wicked Chops Poker, NBC Sports Senior Director of Communications Adam Freifeld said that although it won’t air next year NBC will “continue to evaluate” its poker programming for the future.

Last year’s winner of the $20,000 buy-in Heads-Up Championship was Erik Seidel, who defeated 2003 WSOP Main Event champ Chris Moneymaker for the title and $750,000.

Seidel also made the finals in 2010 where he lost to Epic Poker League Commissioner Annie Duke.

Other past winners include Huck Seed (2009), Chris “Jesus” Ferguson (2008), Paul Wasicka (2007), Ted Forrest (2006) and Phil Hellmuth (2005).

The invite-only, 64-player tournament was the first poker tournament to be produced by a major American television network.

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De 2012-11-15 14:27:30

I am very, very disappointed. This was great poker!!!

Markhector 2012-03-10 05:48:25

This fucking sux .This show was the best ever

Lee 2011-10-14 15:40:21

Watching it Live is enough