SOURCE: UltimateBet


October 20, 2009 00:38 ET

Season Two of's "Best Damn Poker Show" Debuts in Europe October 20th

Leading Online Poker Site Hits the Airwaves on the Poker Channel This Month With Second Season of "Best Damn Poker Show," a Poker Series Featuring Phil Hellmuth, Annie Duke and 24 Would-Be Poker Champions

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - October 20, 2009) - today announced that Season Two of "Best Damn Poker Show" will debut in Europe on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on The Poker Channel Europe throughout the run of the season, beginning October 20th, 2009 at 22:00 CET. The 7-episode series will be repeated on Thursdays and Saturdays at 16:00 CET on Europe's largest dedicated gaming TV network, available online to a global audience and to more than 18 million cable and satellite homes in Europe.

The second season of "Best Damn Poker Show" aims to determine which poker legend -- Phil Hellmuth or Annie Duke -- can better teach the game of Texas Hold'em, transforming ordinary poker players into champions capable of competing on the world stage.

Each episode includes player eliminations, so expect the pressure to escalate from week to week as the race to survive the cut builds to a dramatic finale. See Annie Duke and Phil Hellmuth highlighting card play, analyzing the competition and commentating on eliminations. Extended versions of the intense showdowns between the two poker champions will be available exclusively online.

Tune in to see who emerges as the one to watch as the weeks roll on. Will the Moneymaker effect play out to perfection with the winner 'freerolling' right into the Champion's seat? Don't miss a beat as the episodes progress; bets are on to decide if Team Hellmuth or Team Duke will triumph come time for the show's finale.

Much like the first season of "Best Damn Poker Show," which aired in early 2008, online poker players at competed for a spot on the show by creating and submitting an audition video that highlighted why they deserved to be on the ultimate poker reality series. Many of the user-submitted videos can be seen on YouTube.

The online site also invited Texas Hold'em fans to take part in a series of qualifiers that paid out spots on the show. What's more, a live audition process took place at the 2008 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. The majority of the 24 poker hopefuls were cherry picked from the legion of on-camera interviews conducted here, where producers had access to the thousands of talented Texas Hold'em fans who were in town for the world's most prestigious poker tournament.

Full details on Season Two of "Best Damn Poker Show" can be found online at

A full schedule and additional program information can be found at:

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