Face the Ace premieres tonight on NBC! 9PM EST
NBC's prime-time poker-themed game show Face the Ace is set to premiere this Saturday night Aug. 1 at 9 p.m. ET with a group of facetheace.com and Full Tilt Poker
qualifiers taking on the some of the world's best poker players with $1 million on the line.
Hosted by The Sopranos
Steve Schirripa, contestants on the show will first select a pro from behind four smoked-glass doors and then play that pro in a heads-up No-Limit Hold'em match with $40,000 up for grabs. Should the contestant prevail, they can keep the $40,000 or choose another pro to play for $200,000. Contestants moving on to the third round will play for the $1 million top prize. If the contestant loses at any point, they walk away with nothing and the winning pro takes $10,000 for their charity of choice.
The series will premiere with back-to-back shows Saturday evening and continue its seven-episode run on Saturday afternoons beginning in September. Fifteen Full Tilt pros were chosen as "Aces," including Patrik Antonius
, Andy Bloch (http://www.pokerlistings.com/poker-player_andy-bloch), Allen Cunningham (http://www.pokerlistings.com/poker-player_allen-cunningham), Chris Ferguson (http://www.pokerlistings.com/poker-player_chris-ferguson), Phil Gordon (http://www.pokerlistings.com/poker-player_phil-gordon), Gus Hansen (http://www.pokerlistings.com/poker-player_gustav-hansen), Jennifer Harman (http://www.pokerlistings.com/poker-player_jennifer-harman), Phil Ivey (http://www.pokerlistings.com/poker-player_phil-ivey), John Juanda (http://www.pokerlistings.com/poker-player_john-juanda), Howard Lederer (http://www.pokerlistings.com/poker-player_howard-lederer), Erick Lindgren (http://www.pokerlistings.com/poker-player_erick-lindgren), Mike Matusow (http://www.pokerlistings.com/poker-player_mike-matusow), Huck Seed (http://www.pokerlistings.com/poker-player_huck-seed), Erik Seidel (http://www.pokerlistings.com/poker-player_erik-seidel), and Gavin Smith (http://www.pokerlistings.com/poker-player_gavin-smith).
Collectively, the group has won 41 World Series of Poker (http://www.pokerlistings.com/live-tournaments/wsop) bracelets, 11 World Poker Tour (http://www.pokerlistings.com/live-tournaments/wpt) titles, and nearly $100 million in live tournament winnings.
Poker After Dark
host Ali Nejad will act as the tournament director and provide additional commentary.