The NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship's return to television has been pushed back a week from the original air date. PokerNews.com reports having received confirmation of the changed air date from Poker PROductions' Mori Eskandani on Thursday, March 14th. The 2013 debut of the event will air on the NBC Sports Network on March 21st from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 PM ET. Originally the airing was scheduled for 9 PM ET tonight.
NBC and the NBC Sports Network plan to air six two-hour episodes from March 21st to April 20th. The updated schedule:
|March 21||8:30 pm - 10:30 pm||Round of 64 (Part 1)||NBCSN|
|March 28||8:30 pm - 10:30 pm||Round of 64 (Part 2)||NBCSN|
|April 4||8:30 pm - 10:30 pm||Round of 32||NBCSN|
|April 6||1 pm - 3 pm||Round of 16||NBC|
|April 13||2:30 pm - 4:30 pm||Round of 8||NBC|
|April 20||2 pm - 4 pm||Semis & Championship||NBC|
The NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship returned to Caesars Palace Las Vegas in January with 64 of the top players in the world as headliners. The pros were playing for a $750,000 top prize. Names in the field of super stars: Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson, Tom Dwan, Viktor Blom, Phil Ivey, Mike Matusow, and Jason Mercier.
If you're ready for a "spoiler" before you watch the six episodes, catch the highlights in PokerNews.com's live coverage from Caesars Palace.